Everyone Who Has Called Out Jake Paul, Ranked By How Good The Fight Would Be

Boxers, fighters, celebrities, criminal accomplices. They've all called out Jake Paul
08:00, 09 Aug 2022

Jake Paul gets called out a lot. There are multiple reasons for this. He’s irritating, which obviously helps when it comes to making people want to fight you. He’s also popular, which means that mentioning his name can see your own profile rise. While fight fans knew the names Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren long before they ever went through the motions with the younger Paul brother, there’s no doubt thousands discovered those men through the antics of Jake. 

So many people have called out Jake Paul that The Sportsman has decided to try and list them all. There is no exact science behind this list, and please do let us know about any we have missed in the comments. People who have had scheduled fights with Paul that were subsequently cancelled, like Hasim Rahman Jr and Tommy Fury, have not been included. We have ranked these boxers, martial artists and celebrities in order of how much we want to see them actually fight Jake Paul.



‘The King Of The Four Rounders’ rocketed to fame in the 1990s as part of the ‘Jackass’ crew. When he wasn’t flattening Johnny Knoxville, he was busy amassing a 97–24–5 combat sports record across boxing and MMA. He’s 56 years old now, but we bet he could still knock out the much-smaller Jake.

Mike Tyson

Another middle-aged knockout artist, fans saw what ‘Iron’ Mike has left in an entertaining exhibition bout with Roy Jones Jr in 2020. Tyson still spars and if the videos he posts on Instagram are any indication, he has the sort of vicious body shot that not even unbeaten boxer Jake Paul could get up from.

Claressa Shields

Paul claims to be a great advocate of women’s boxing. What better way to prove it than let ‘The GWOAT’ smack him around the ring? Shields took exception to Paul branding her a “loser” after a defeat in MMA, and the multi-weight world champion has even offered him money to spar her. There’s a reason he hasn’t taken up that offer.

Nate Diaz

The MMA fighters Jake has fought so far have been happy to take their payday and play their role in the Paul circus. There’s no way Diaz would be so passive or so accepting of a defeat. The Stockton southpaw is 37, right in the age bracket Paul likes to cherry-pick, but would be box-office in the build-up and the ring.

Keith Thurman

Former welterweight champion Thurman is probably the best current boxer to expressly call out Paul. While the YouTuber tries to chase the likes of Tommy Fury and Hasim Rahman Jr, in Thurman he would be meeting a fighter who has only lost to Manny Pacquiao. The bout is unlikely to happen, but it would be great to see the influencer cope with an expert pugilist. 

Chris Eubank Jr

Another world-ranked contender who has offered Paul out, Eubank Jr was quick to tout his availability when the Rahman Jr bout fell through. While a fight with familial rival Conor Benn appeals more, there would be a certain thrill in seeing the notoriously cocky Paul meet his match with an equally arrogant opponent.


Conor McGregor

Probably the biggest pay-per-view attraction on this list, McGregor’s sh*t-talk has had a profound influence on Paul. McGregor is 0-1 as a boxer, but that defeat did come at the hands of Floyd Mayweather. It is unlikely he’d lose his second square-ringed foray if it came against Paul.

Amanda Nunes

The pound-for-pound UFC women’s number one offered to defend the company when Jake Paul trashed it in an expletive-laden video. Paul had been trying to goad UFC president Dana White into allowing him to fight Conor McGregor. When Nunes stepped up instead, Paul wanted no part of the ‘Lioness’.

Jorge Masvidal

Never one to shy away from a scrap, the welterweight puncher would take Paul into the deep waters. What he would lack in size, Masvidal would more than make up for in heart and determination. Like Diaz, ‘Gamebred’ would not simply turn up to collect his money.

Carl Froch

The caveat here is the fight has to take place at Wembley Stadium in front of 80,000 people, just so Froch can finally leave the George Groves rematch in the past. The Nottingham legend is retired now, but as one of the bravest British warriors of recent years we bet ‘The Cobra’ can still bite.

Antonio Tarver

‘Magic Man’ is used to fighting people who aren’t real boxers, having squared off with Rocky Balboa in the titular 2006 film. They say power is the last thing to leave a fighter, and Tarver scored one of the most spectacular knockouts of all time against Roy Jones Jr in 2004.

Kamaru Usman

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is only so low on this list because, as the UFC pound-for-pound king, we’d simply much rather have him in the cage than the boxing ring. Usman is considerably smaller than Paul, which is how Jake likes his opponents, but he’s a step above Woodley and Askren. 

Anthony Ogogo

The London 2012 bronze medalist is a pro wrestler now and is perhaps more likely to end up in the ring with Jake’s brother, Logan. Ogogo retired from boxing due to a severe eye injury, but that hasn’t stopped him from calling out Paul in the past.


Colby Covington

The only person on the list annoying enough to make Jake Paul the good guy, MAGA hat-wearing irritant Colby Covington would relish the opportunity to go toe-to-toe with Paul on the mic. In the ring, his lack of a top class stand-up game would probably make Jake look good.

Michael Bisping

At his peak, there would have been few things more satisfying than watching ‘The Count’ take Paul apart. But the lovable Mancunian is retired now and we’d much rather listen to his intelligent and entertaining UFC analysis than watch him get dragged into the world of daft celebrity boxing.

Logan Paul

The Sportsman wrote about how this could be the logical last chapter of Jake’s career here. While the idea of two brothers fighting is exciting, it is doubtful this would be a full-blooded scrap. Expect Logan to put that WWE training to good use in a fight where not everything is what it seems.

Henry Cejudo

The former two-weight UFC champion is a brilliant fighter. But given those titles came at bantamweight and flyweight, he is likely just too small for the cruiserweight Paul. Pound-for-pound, Cejudo destroys him.

Dillon Danis

The Jonathan Wilkes to Conor McGregor’s Robbie Williams, Danis has made a career of inserting himself into the ‘Notorious’ one’s beefs. ‘El Jefe’ is seemingly more interested in being a social media star than a fighter. Fighting Paul would give him the opportunity to do both but would not inspire much excitement.


This is beginning to look like Jake’s probable next bout, as he says he has sworn off fighting actual boxers for good. KSI is certainly not one of them, having just a handful of contests with fellow influencers to his name. Seeing KSI face Logan Paul once was enough. Twice was too much. A bout with his younger brother would be torture.

Bola Osundairo

Go ahead and Google him, we had to. Bola Osundairo is an accomplice in the Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax case. This makes him famous apparently because it’s 2022. He wants to fight Jake Paul, also because this is 2022.

Andrew Tate

Kickboxer. Influencer. Racist. Sexist. Even in the modern hellscape we live in, surely we can do better than this for a celebrity? What’s Noel Edmonds up to these days? Jake can bring Logan and Big Noel can bring Mr Blobby. Now that would be worth the price of a DAZN subscription.

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