While Jake Paul may not have a fight set for the second half of 2022, it seems that he already has a matchup lined up for next year in London’s Wembley Stadium against another YouTuber turned boxer.
Paul has had a pretty impressive meteoric rise to prominence in the fight game. The YouTube influencer, actor and sometimes rapper won his first five bouts — four by knockout — and scored highlight-reel finishes on a pair of former MMA champions in Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley.
However, since his knockout win over Woodley in their December rematch, “Problem Child” has yet to fight again. Part of that stems from a desire to take a long break after a busy schedule, but recently it was because of some fight booking bad luck.
Paul was originally set to square off with former reality TV personality and fellow boxing prospect Tommy Fury on Aug. 6, but the half-brother of heavyweight king Tyson Fury could not make the date due to VISA issues. It was the second time he bailed on a matchup with Paul. Then his replacement, 13-fight heavyweight veteran Hasim Rahman Jr., dropped out of their bout at the end of July because he was unable to make the contracted 200-pound weight limit.
Rahman Jr. failing to meet his obligations led to the entire card they were set to headline inside New York’s Madison Square Garden being canceled. Nevertheless, Paul is still on the hunt for a new foe, and he may have found it in a man his brother Logan Paul faced a couple of times a few years ago.