Following his latest win over UFC legend and 3-1 boxer, Anderson Silva, Jake Paul has moved to 6-0 as a pro, with four knockouts to his name. As a result, the controversial young figher has moved up the BoxRec rankings.
After beating Tyron Woodley for the second time, in which the 25-year-old recorded a sixth-round knockout victory, Paul was placed at 676 out of 1,050 active cruiserweights, according to The Mirror. However, after beating his first opponent with a boxing record, Paul has made the jump to 216
‘The Problem Child’ faced his toughest test to date against Brazillian Silva, going the distance in a relatively close fight. Although, regardless of the fact that the fight went to the judges, it stands out as his biggest win when considering that Silva had previously beaten former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Paul is now ranked #29 of 176 active American cruiserweights on the boxing website that many use as an independent scorer, one place above 19-1 Armando Pina, who had beaten former super-middleweight champion Caleb Plant in the amateurs.
The next move for Paul is a tricky one. Many fans would like to see him fight established boxers, perhaps even those that he is close to in the rankings, however they are unlikely to draw big pay-per-view numbers. Instead, Paul seems intent on fighting big names such as Nate Diaz and other UFC stars, until he can fight a big-name boxer.
One long-rumoured opponent is Tommy Fury, whom Paul was previously set to face twice before Fury has to pull out due to an injury and travel issues. It’s believed now that the pair may be in discussions to stage a bout in the UK, and Paul will be ringside at Fury’s next fight to perhaps seal the deal.