Jake Paul fight: Eddie Hearn reveals plan for YouTuber’s first professional bout

Paul recently sent a video to Hearn demanding to be on the 9 November undercard

Adam Hamdani
Wednesday 18 September 2019 09:37
Jake Paul demands to be on KSI vs Logan Paul rematch undercard

Eddie Hearn has revealed that the plan to put Jake Paul on the undercard of KSI vs Logan is unlikely, but discussions for him to be on a different show have begun.

Paul has been frustrated after not being included in the plan to fight on the same night as his older brother Logan, and made a video directed at Hearn which has now been viewed more than 1.5 million times.

The 22-year-old turned up at the press conference last Saturday and had a conversation with Hearn on Logan’s Impaulsive podcast where he called out Isiah Ocasio, commonly known as FaZe Sensei.

Other possible bouts for Paul include Dillon Danis, Soulja Boy and AnEsonGib, although he claims the latter wouldn’t do much for his reputation as he isn’t known in America.

With the likes of Billy Joe Saunders and Devin Haney set to fight on the undercard, Hearn is looking to move Paul’s appearance to a later date.

“It makes more sense to put him on an undercard the month later [after KSI vs Logan Paul], to try and retain that audience,” Hearn told Seconds Out.

“You’ve got DAZN monthly subscribers, if you get half a million subscribers, probably more, and you say by the way next month we’ve also got Jake Paul.

“That’s clever, but whether that happens or not I don’t know.”

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