If Jake Paul is interested, he could have his next opponent lined up. Jose Canseco is willing to get in the ring with him next.
Jake Paul launched his professional boxing career in an emphatic way, knocking out former basketball player Nate Robinson in the second round. Paul celebrated his victory as Robinson was consigned to the land of memes and hilarious gifs. It was a fight that certainly garnered attention.
It also garnered the attention of former A’s slugger Jose Canseco, who stated that he would be willing to be Paul’s next opponent. At least, that’s what we think he said.
If this fight was to happen, Canseco may have bitten off more than he can chew. He is still well muscled, or at least big, but that does not matter in the ring. He would need to actually hit Paul for that to come into play.
More from White Cleat Beat
- Zach Logue yet another disappointing Oakland A’s trade return
- Luis Barrera heading to familiar foe in Los Angeles Angels
- Looking back at Ruben Sierra with the Oakland A’s
- San Francisco Giants showing Oakland A’s offseason could be worse
- Lucas Luetge what Oakland A’s need in bullpen
For what it’s worth, Canseco has fought before. His MMA career lasted all of 77 seconds when he was battered by the 7’2″ Hong Man Choi. He has also been a part of Celebrity Boxing, fighting Danny Bonaduce and defeating Todd Poulton. Canseco also fought former Eagles’ kick returner Vai Sikahema and was knocked out in the first round.
Of course, there are no guarantees that the correct Canseco would show up. There was that one time when Ozzie Canseco attempted to fight in his brother’s place at a celebrity boxing match in Florida. And Ozzie had impersonated Jose in the past at autograph shows. It is anyone’s guess as to which Canseco would be getting into the ring.
Despite his claims of being an expert in Muay Thai, his black belts in karate and kung fu, or his imagined prowess with nunchucks, Canseco’s actual results tell a different story. But maybe, he will get that lucky shot he needs and send Paul to the ground. More than likely, it will be Canseco laying face down, probably sometime in the first round.
Jose Canseco wants to fight Logan Paul. That could be worth sending a few bucks to watch.