Jake Paul will be returning to the boxing ring on April 10, and while he hasn’t named an opponent, he had plenty to say as he walked around in public with a bunch of dudes surrounding him and confirming to him that he is cool.
Paul says the fight will be another pay-per-view event through Triller, with “massive people on the undercard” — we have no clue what or whom Jake Paul would consider a “massive person” — and big musical performances.
“We are going for the biggest pay-per-view event ever, that’s the goal,” Paul said. “There’s a bunch of people that we’re trying to lock down as opponents, and I want to fight, like, a real fighter, so that’s what we’ve sort of been working on. But it’s crazy because once you start to, like, actually go into contracts with a lot of these people, such as Dillon Danis, they don’t actually want to sign the contract. They don’t actually want to, like, get down to business. They’re scared.”
It’s almost certainly not going to be UFC superstar Conor McGregor, but Paul again threw out his $50 million offer and said it’s the “last chance” for the Irish fighter to sign up for the payday.
“Conor, look, this is your last chance, Conor. If it’s not you, that $50 million offer goes away,” Paul said. “That offer’s gonna go away, so this is sort of your last chance. That’s the highest you’ve ever been offered for a fight. Otherwise we’re gonna move on and get a different opponent. Obviously Dillon Danis is faking a knee injury and doesn’t want to fight me. He wants to wait until the summer, but the date is April 10.”
Paul has not mentioned the possibility of fighting any actual professional boxers.
While Paul’s last fight — an ugly but one-sided knockout win over former NBA player Nate Robinson — contributed to a huge success for Triller’s first pay-per-view event, Paul vs someone as a main event will tell us a lot more about what the actual interest level in this sort of thing is as a pay-per-view. That card was carried mostly by the in-ring return of Mike Tyson, who exhibitioned Roy Jones Jr in the headline bout of the evening. Paul-Robinson absolutely had major online interest, we can say that for sure, but (1) it wasn’t as big as Tyson-Jones, and (2) online interest does not always equal actual pay-per-view buys.