UFC Corridor of Famer Tito Ortiz has expressed curiosity in a boxing match with Jake Paul regardless of contemplating himself an ‘novice’ in boxing.
Ortiz made his professional boxing debut final yr (Sept. 11, 2021) in opposition to fellow UFC legend Anderson Silva on the undercard of Triller: Holyfield vs. Belfort. He was knocked out within the first spherical.
Though his debut didn’t go as deliberate, Ortiz hopes to return to the boxing ring in some unspecified time in the future sooner or later and would gladly welcome a struggle with Paul, who holds knockout victories over former MMA champions Ben Askren (ONE and Bellator) and Tyron Woodley (UFC).
“I’d like to,” Ortiz advised podcaster Chris Van Villet when requested if he want to struggle Paul (h/t MMA News). “That’d be wonderful. That will be enjoyable. As soon as once more, I’ve an 0-1 document, he has a [5-0] document. I nonetheless really feel like I’m an novice in boxing. I do lots in blended martial arts, however I nonetheless really feel myself as an novice however I’m aggressive. I’m very aggressive.”
Paul, 25, is looking out for his subsequent opponent after his Aug. 6 matchup with Hasim Rahman Jr. was canceled on the final minute resulting from weight points. He’s 5-0 in boxing with victories over fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib, former NBA participant Nate Robinson, and the fighters talked about above in Askren and Woodley.