Jake Paul, a YouTuber, will join the World Boxing Council on November 8th at the 60th Annual WBC Convention.
World Boxing News understands the wheels are in motion for Paul to earn a spot in the heavyweight division. It’s an unpredictable twist that will shock bonafide boxing fans.
The move comes after the country’s president Mauricio Sulaiman made a shocking speech about the Vlogger and former Disney child actor.
Sulaiman, who is a known supporter and close friend of Paul, sent a message after his victory over former MMA star Anderson Silva.
The WBC president said: “After last night, anyone who says Jake Paul is not a legitimate fighter is just bitter and hateful.
“Congratulations on a wonderful, exciting and great exhibition of sportsmanship. Fair play.”
This is Solomon’s statement, because most boxing fans will not respect Paul until he fights a boxer. So far, victories over Tyron Woodley and Silva have not represented a fair playing field for other fighters fighting real boxers.
In fact, Sulaiman called a large portion of the boxing community “bitter” and “haters” in one rant.
The couple seems to have a love-in-progress, which is about to come to a head. Paul replied: “Thank you, sir.” Now we are starting”.
Perhaps the reason why Sulaiman posted as Paul has millions of followers and millions of eyes on him. It is a good advertisement for the WBC brand.
But in reality, Paul’s involvement in taking the places of real boxers on the Pay Per View platform that was once sacred to every fighter is causing a lot of discomfort in the sport.
Jake Paul is ready for the WBC Ranking
The main reason why Sulaiman made such comments is to confirm their plans for the upcoming WBC meeting.
It is no secret that Mexico will host the event. If Paul attends, Solomon will see it as a real coup for his group.
But to get Jake Paul there, Sulaiman will need another incentive. This is where a bid for the cruiserweight or light heavyweight title will come into play.
Before the fight of Hasim Rahman Jr. Solomon kept what was given to Paul.
He said at the time: “Come August 6, Jake Paul will fight Hasim Rahman Jr. Winning this fight will give him the status of the World Boxing Council.”
Now that Paul has defeated Silva, the 47-year-old UFC star who is coming off a win over former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Sulaiman has the perfect excuse to add Paul to the WBC Top 40.
The announcement will take place between November 6 and 11 in Acapulco at the 60th annual WBC meeting.
Paul considers himself a boxing champion now that he defeated Silva by unanimous decision at the Desert Diamond Arena last Saturday night. This is despite the fact that Silva is not a boxer.
This is a strange logic that the skeptics still cannot understand.
Even the right hand that he threw Silva with is being asked if he even landed.
But it is difficult to consider how the truth can blind someone who respected the sport through his father.
Does Jake Paul deserve to be world class?
Jake Paul has not fought or beaten a boxer anywhere near the top forty. Therefore, how can it be worthy of honor?
“It’s always good to have a big challenge because it pushes you to be perfect. There is no lack of energy or lack of time or complaints or anything like that,” said Paul about his work.
“I know this is a great opportunity to go down in the history books.
“To be a legend, you have to beat the story, and that’s what I have the opportunity to do here.”
He continued: “Many things continue to be the third year of being a professional boxer. I have really improved.
“People will see a different fighter in the ring. I think people will be surprised. It’s amazing. We have made progress.”
On which side Paul will accept his weight, WBN believes Paul will shed ten pounds to reach the 175 pound weight limit.
Cruiserweight will bring more challenges Paul’s way as he regularly weighs between 185 and 191 pounds.
However, £200 remains a possibility until an official announcement is made next week.
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Paul should be in about 30 to 40, if that’s true. But he could be just two wins away from getting a shot at the current world champion.
Meanwhile, Artur Beterbiev is a Russian giant who has knocked out every opponent in 18 fights.
Any conflict between Beterbiev and Paul would be a massacre, so the value could only be a publicity stunt for Paul and the WBC.
Nate Diaz is likely to be in the opposite corner next, followed by a bunch of other boxing contenders. Tommy Fury will go to any lengths to give Paul credit, though it may not end well for the boy.
An effective fighter trying to be a real boxer would never go near Beterbiev, Canelo Alvarez, David Benavidez, or anyone who would put him in his place.
As soon as he starts to fight with any boxer, the truth about the dangers of the sport will start to appear on him. Even the WBC and its President should strengthen this while knowing the events of the debate.
WBN editor Phil Jay has over a decade of boxing news experience. Follow WBN on Facebook @officialworldboxingnews, Instagram, and Twitter @world news.