- Jake Paul earned a knockout win over former NBA player Nate Robinson last Saturday.
- The YouTube celebrity claims he plans to box again in the near future.
- Some fans are now calling for Evander Kane vs. Jake Paul to take place in 2021.
Jake Paul made headlines over the weekend by earning a 2nd-round knockout over former NBA player Nate Robinson. He seems focused on continuing his boxing career and several men are now calling him out. Some now believe that Evander Kane vs. Jake Paul could be the fight that takes place next.
Kane is a successful player in the NHL. He also seems to have some boxing experience, something Nate Robinson did not possess. Today, we’ll talk about what could lead to this fight coming together.
Let’s get into it!
Jake Paul Moves to 2-0 With Knockout Win Over Nate Robinson
For years, many have been claiming that the sport of boxing seems to be dying. Viewership numbers on tv have been dropping and not many Pay-Per-View stars are around anymore. That notion could be changing, though.
The boxing event this past weekend proved that the sport can still attract the general public. The main event fight between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. helped to bring in significant media attention. The co-main event, featuring Jake Paul and Nate Robinson, also had many people intrigued.
Paul has a large following on social media. He also has a huge number of detractors that wanted to see him lose. The latter group was left disappointed, as Jake earned an impressive knockout victory in the second round.
In hindsight, this is a fight that never should have come together. Robinson clearly had no experience as a boxer and seemed uncomfortable from the first bell. What’s done is done, however, and fans are already beginning to speculate who will be next for Jake Paul.
The YouTuber seems to have several interesting options ahead of him. Not many fans are taking his challenge towards Conor McGregor seriously. Against someone else with limited experience, he could do well again.
Another sports star is pushing hard for the fight against Jake. Here’s what could lead to this coming together.
Will We See Evander Kane vs. Jake Paul Next Year?
Jake Paul is now a proven commodity in boxing. No one expects him to challenge for any world titles in the future. He could have a successful time challenging fellow newbies to the sport and that is what most expect to happen in the future.
This weekend, NHL player Evander Kane began challenging Paul via Twitter. He seems to be pushing hard for this fight sometime next year. You can check out one of his Twitter callouts below!
— Evander Kane (@evanderkane_9) November 29, 2020
Some feel that Evander Kane vs. Jake Paul is a much more competitive bout than the one featuring Nate Robinson. Reports claim that Evander has experience as a boxer growing up. His father was a successful amateur boxer and fighting is even allowed in the NHL!
Jake has yet to accept this matchup. He still seems interested in the fight with Bellator MMA fighter, Dillon Danis. It’s an interesting time for the sport and these celebrity-style matchups could be what helps champions in the sport to gain mainstream exposure.
Evander is far from the only athlete pushing for a fight against Jake Paul. Las Vegas Golden Knights goaltender Robin Lehner also issued a formal social media challenge over the weekend. Even several UFC athletes are angling for a bout with the YouTube star.
It may not be long before Jake’s next opponent is officially named. We’ll continue offering updates on this situation over the next few weeks!
The Return of Errol Spence Jr. is Just a Few Days Away!
Many tuned in to watch Saturday’s event headlined by Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. Hardcore fans of the sport seem more interested in this upcoming weekend’s welterweight clash between Errol Spence Jr. and Danny Garcia. It’s the first time Spence has competed since his serious car accident back in October of 2019.
Many fans consider Errol Spence Jr. to be one of the best pound-for-pound boxers on the planet. He is 26-0 as a professional with wins over Kell Brook, Shawn Porter, and Mikey Garcia. His power and technical ability make him a threat to any man in or near the welterweight division.
Danny Garcia is a fan-favorite with years of experience at the highest level of boxing. He’s looked tremendous lately with two impressive wins. Some believe Danny is in the prime of his career and could be approaching the biggest win of his career on Saturday.
Bovada is offering some great odds for both of these elite welterweights. Spence comes into this bout as the -500 favorite. Considering his ranking and career wins, it’s not a huge surprise to see his odds.
Danny Garcia is a tough test for any man. He’s never been stopped in his career and has the grit and power to beat anyone. At +350, he could end up paying off massively to those who wager on him to win.
Do you want to see Evander Kane vs. Jake Paul? Who do you think would win that fight? Let us know in the comments section below!