Atlas Assesses Who’s To Blame For Paul/Rahman Jr. Cancelation

Renowned boxing trainer Teddy Atlas has given his assessment of the failed matchup between Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr. On August 6, Paul was set to face the stiffest test of his blossoming career inside the ring to date in the form of his first pro-…

Renowned boxing trainer Teddy Atlas has given his assessment of the failed matchup between Jake Paul and Hasim Rahman Jr. On August 6, Paul was set to face the stiffest test of his blossoming career inside the ring to date in the form of his first pro-boxer opponent. But just a week before the scheduled…

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Jake Paul Teases “Big-Name Opponent” For October Return

YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul has revealed that he’s got a “big-name opponent” in his sights for a potential October return to the ring. It’s been nearly eight months since polarizing combat sports figure Paul last entered the…

YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul has revealed that he’s got a “big-name opponent” in his sights for a potential October return to the ring. It’s been nearly eight months since polarizing combat sports figure Paul last entered the squared circle. Having bested former MMA champions Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley in 2021, “The Problem Child” hoped to…

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Jake Paul admits he would avoid Israel Adesanya fight: ‘He’s one of the best strikers in history’

Jake PaulUndefeated professional boxer, Jake Paul has admitted that he would likely avoid a potential fight with UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya in the future – given the Nigerian-Kiwi’s striking expertise and overall size.  Paul, who currently boasts an undefeated 5-0 professional record, was scheduled to return to the squared circle earlier this month against Hasim […]

Jake Paul

Undefeated professional boxer, Jake Paul has admitted that he would likely avoid a potential fight with UFC middleweight champion, Israel Adesanya in the future – given the Nigerian-Kiwi’s striking expertise and overall size. 

Paul, who currently boasts an undefeated 5-0 professional record, was scheduled to return to the squared circle earlier this month against Hasim Rahman Jr. – the son of former heavyweight champion, Hasim Rahman, until the Madison Square Garden showdown was ultimately shelved.

Yet to land a matchup since his most recent outing back in December of last year, Paul, a polarizing force on social media and content creator, stopped former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley with a crushing one-punch knockout in Florida in the pair’s 2021 rematch.

Jake Paul heaps praise on the ability of UFC middleweight best, Israel Adesanya

Calling out a slew of potential opponents since then in his quest to secure fights with the trio of Nate Diaz, Jorge Masvidal, and former two-weight UFC champion, Conor McGregor, Paul insisted that he would likely baulk at the opportunity to secure a fight against middleweight maestro, Adesanya. 

“Honestly, bro, he’s (Israel Adesanya) like probably the only fighter in the UFC that I wouldn’t fight,” Jake Paul said on the TimboSugarShow. “He’s tall as f*ck and, bro, his striking… I mean, I think he’s probably, arguably, one of the best strikers – top three ever in the history of the sport, you know? But there are a lot of UFC fighters and yeah, he’s literally really the only one that I wouldn’t [fight].”

As for a potential fight with Stockton veteran, Daiz, Paul insists that before he hangs up his gloves, he will fight the former lightweight title challenger.

“Yeah, that’s gonna happen within the next two years, for sure,” Jake Paul explained. “It’s huge, man, and it’s getting closer and closer to being real. And finally, the UFC got him (Nate Diaz) the fight with Khamzat (Chimaev). Me versus Nate will probably be at 180 (pounds) and then, you know, I think it’s like, okay, Jake Paul beats Nate then you know, it just gets closer and closer to Conor (McGregor) not being able to duck me anymore.” (Transcribed by Middleeasy)

Jake Paul Reveals Which Boxing Champ Convinced Him He’ll Win A Title

Jake Paul was convinced by a boxing world champion that he himself will one day win a title inside the squared circle. Paul was interviewed on the “FLAGRANT” podcast recently, where he discussed his boxing career and future plans. During th…

Jake Paul was convinced by a boxing world champion that he himself will one day win a title inside the squared circle. Paul was interviewed on the “FLAGRANT” podcast recently, where he discussed his boxing career and future plans. During the interview, Paul was asked about his past comments suggesting that he’ll be a world…

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Dana White will never be friends with Oscar De La Hoya; ‘That guy did way too much damage’

Dana WhiteOver the years, it has become quite clear that there is no love lost between UFC President Dana White and retired boxing great-turned-promoter Oscar De La Hoya. The rivalry seemed to come to a boiling point when White repeatedly called De La Hoya a “cokehead” following his booking of a trilogy bout with Chuck Liddell […]

Dana White

Over the years, it has become quite clear that there is no love lost between UFC President Dana White and retired boxing great-turned-promoter Oscar De La Hoya.

The rivalry seemed to come to a boiling point when White repeatedly called De La Hoya a “cokehead” following his booking of a trilogy bout with Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz under the Golden Boy Promotions label. Now the boxing legend is taking a different approach, offering up an apology to the UFC President during a June appearance on ‘The MMA Hour‘ with Ariel Helwani.

“There were some exchanges going back and forth with me and Dana, which I apologized for, 1000 percent.”

Oscar De La Hoya went on to discuss his desire to work with Dana White to build something together in the world of professional boxing.

“I would love to work with him,” De La Hoya said of White. “It would be a lot of fun and interesting to build something together, because boxing is a very fragmented sport, and what the Fertitta brothers did and what Dana did with the UFC is incredible.

“Buying the company many years ago, building it into a powerhouse, building it into a league, building it into what it is now is just so admirable. So yeah, I’m extending an olive branch. I would love to sit down and talk and smooth things out, let bygones be bygones, and then focus on business.”

Dana White Believes Oscar De La Hoya’s Apology is Sincere

During his ‘Actually Me‘ segment for GQ Sports, Dana White briefly addressed Oscar De La Hoya’s apology from June. The outspoken face of the UFC believes that the apology was sincere, but there has been far too much damage done to repair their once-friendly relationship.

“I feel like De La Hoya’s apology was sincere, but there’s no way he and I will ever be friends again.”

“He and I were actually friends. I used to go to his fights, I used to watch his fights, I used to promote his fights. That guy did way too much damage for us to ever be friends again.”

As for the possibility of Dana White getting involved in the boxing industry, the UFC President slammed the book shut on that, calling boxing a “corrupt, insane, f*cked up sport.”

Video – Muhammad Ali battles Antonio Inoki at historic 1976 MMA event in Japan

Muhammad AliBilled at The War of the Worlds – a battle of sports icons, boxing great, the late Muhammad Ali, and professional wrestling veteran, Antonio Inoki has once more emerged into the spotlight, 46-years on from the historic Tokyo, Japan matchup. Ali, who passed away back in June 2016 at the age of 74 after a […]

Muhammad Ali

Billed at The War of the Worlds – a battle of sports icons, boxing great, the late Muhammad Ali, and professional wrestling veteran, Antonio Inoki has once more emerged into the spotlight, 46-years on from the historic Tokyo, Japan matchup.

Ali, who passed away back in June 2016 at the age of 74 after a prolonged battle with Parkinson’s as well as deteriorating and declining health, made the trip to the Nippon Budokan arena in Tokyo in 1976, sharing the squared circle with Japanese professional wrestling star, Inoki in one of the most acclaimed and historic sports cross overs in history.

The battle, which was contested between Muhammad Ali and Antonio Inoki, took place over the course of 15 rounds in an eventual draw, took place under ‘special rules’ – however, Ali sporting boxing gloves, and Inoki, sporting wrestling boots and shorts, were considered to compete under certain mixed martial arts rules. The matchup was also refereed by the late, Gene LeBell – credited ‘The Godfather of Grappling’ – who passed away earlier this week at the age of 89 years old. 

Muhammad Ali and Antonio Inoki battled over 15 rounds to a draw

Electing to play guard and often pull guard on occasion, Inoki, a professional wrestling pioneer often laid on his back over the course of the 15 round limit, attempting to chop at Ali’s legs and hope to limit the movement of the Louisville, Kentucky favorite. 

Credited with outlining the first of many subsequent cross-over athletic contests in professional combat sports, the subject of Ali – Inoki was brought up over the course of the build-up, pre-fight, and then post-fight of note in 2017 ahead of another prominent boxing match between former multiple-time and weight champion, Floyd Mayweather, and former two-weight UFC champion, Conor McGregor.

Touted worldwide as one of the greatest professional boxers of all time and to the consensus, the greatest heavyweight his generation – Muhammad Ali ended his career boasting a 56-5 professional record, featuring in historic events including TheTrilla in Manila, as well as The Rumble in the Jungle.