JAKE PAUL may beat Conor McGregor in a boxing match, based on the coach of former UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The 24-year-old YouTuber turned fighter has been calling for a struggle with McGregor all through 2021, goading the Irishman as he appears to tempt him again into the boxing ring.
And coach Javier Mendez – who has coached the likes of Khabib, Cain Velasquez and Daniel Cormier – feels Paul would have an ideal likelihood of beating McGregor.
Chatting with Betway, he stated: “Jake has acquired so many benefits on Conor.
“Dimension being one of many huge main ones, and the truth that he’s been boxing for three-plus years with actually good boxing professionals that know what they’re doing. So no, he shouldn’t need to concern Conor in any way.
“Wanting on the two, Jake’s acquired huge benefits in dimension and energy. Sure, he doesn’t have struggle expertise however he’s been strictly simply boxing for a very long time now. Conor’s not been strictly boxing.”
Paul has additionally referred to as out quite a lot of elite stage boxers, together with four-weight world champion Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.
However Mendez believes Paul ought to avoid combating the likes of Canelo as he could be discovered very swiftly.
“As an alternative, he has to concern folks like Canelo. He would simply smash him in a single spherical, it will be embarrassing,” he added.
“He hasn’t acquired an opportunity in opposition to these sorts of fellows, he actually ought to avoid him – however in opposition to Conor, completely he has an opportunity.”
Paul is 4-0 as knowledgeable having overwhelmed YouTuber AnEsonGib, basketball participant Nate Robinson and MMA stars Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley.
The American’s final victory in opposition to Woodley got here through a break up resolution, the primary time Paul had gone the space.
In the meantime, McGregor’s solely skilled boxing struggle got here in opposition to Floyd Mayweather in 2017, a bout he misplaced through tenth spherical stoppage.
The next yr McGregor returned to the octagon and was made to submit by bitter rival Khabib in a extremely intense grudge match.
Since then, the Irishman beat Donald Cerrone in 2020 however has already misplaced twice this yr to Dustin Poirier.
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McGregor suffered a damaged leg throughout his conflict with Poirier in July and is at the moment recovering.
Nonetheless, he’s anticipated to struggle Poirier for a fourth time when he returns to full health.
McGregor gained the primary struggle between them in 2014, earlier than Poirier defeated him twice within the final 9 months.