‘It’s actually quite a good fight’: Eddie Hearn insists Conor McGregor SHOULD fight YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul after the American defeated UFC star Tyron Woodley to retain unbeaten professional record
- Eddie Hearn has stated that Conor McGregor should take on Jake Paul
- Hearn feels that it would be an opportunity for Paul to ‘make loads of money’
- YouTuber turned boxer Paul has won four fights and overcame Tyron Woodley
Eddie Hearn believes that Conor McGregor should take on Jake Paul, insisting that ‘it’s actually quite a good fight’.
YouTuber turned boxer Paul has won all four of his professional fights, most recently overcoming Tyron Woodley last weekend.
While facing McGregor would represent a significant challenge for Paul, Hearn feels that it would be a good opportunity for the 24-year-old to ‘make loads of money’.
Eddie Hearn believes that YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul should face Conor McGregor
Hearn told IFL: ‘Look, you’ve got to take your hat off. What Jake Paul and Logan Paul did was quite amazing, you know? And the show was packed.
‘I think he should fight Conor McGregor. I think he’s [Jake Paul] going to get beat sooner or later. So why not just go and fight Conor McGregor and make loads of money. It’s actually quite a good fight.
‘I don’t know how they’re going to make the weight up. Could Jake get to 170? I don’t know. But just make the fight. Let them make a few quid and then walk off into the sunset.’
Hearn feels that facing McGregor would be a great opportunity for Paul to ‘earn lots of money’
UFC star McGregor has only had one professional boxing match so far, against Floyd Mayweather in 2017
Following his victory against Woodley, Paul tweeted this week that he was a ‘retired boxer’, only to state just 25 hours later that he was coming out of retirement.
Paul’s first professional boxing victory came against fellow YouTuber Ali Loui Al-Fakhri, known as AnEsonGib, and he later managed to beat Nate Robinson and Ben Askren.
His success against Woodley is Ohio came via split decision.
A fight between Paul and McGregor has been suggested for some time, although the latter has remained focused on UFC after his one professional boxing match to date, which saw him lose to Floyd Mayweather in 2017.
McGregor is still recovering after breaking his leg during a recent UFC headline clash with Dustin Poirier in which he was beaten.