JAKE PAUL has seemingly snubbed Tommy Fury as his next opponent and chosen to fight former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
The YouTuber turned boxer scored a stunning sixth-round KO victory over former UFC champ Tyron Woodley last weekend to stretch his record to a perfect 5-0.
And according to his manager Nakisa Bidarian, the former Disney star wants to test himself against former WBC middleweight champ Chavez Jr next.
He wrote on Instagram: “It shows you how impressive that Jake is that people think this should be his next opponent.
“Even more impressed is that Jake messages @nakisabidarian and said let’s get this one next.”
Chavez Jr, the son of Mexican great Julio Sr, has lost five of his last six fights since losing the 160lb strap to Sergio Martinez in 2012.
Paul’s setting of his sights on a clash with Chavez Jr appears to have ended talk of a grudge match with Fury.
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Team Fury are hopeful of rescheduling the fight for early next year, although Paul recently claimed he’s not heard a ‘f***ing peep’ out of them since he demolished Woodley.
On Tuesday, he tweeted: “Just asked my team if we have heard from the Fury’s, Frank Warren, or Queensberry… not a f*****g peep!
“Fumbles and fake f**ks they are.”
Paul, 24, hinted he wouldn’t give Fury a second bite of the cheery moments after his stunning victory, saying: “I don’t really know what’s next on the roadmap.
“I’ve done it all, I’ve accomplished what I want to accomplish.
“I need to take a break, I’ve been going at this non-stop for a year and a half and it’s a lot.
“I’m exhausted, I need to spend time with my family at Christmas and go on a vacation, I haven’t gone on a vacation since I was 18 years old.
“I told myself ‘not until you feel like you’ve got to a place in life where you deserve a vacation’ and I deserve it now.
“I’m going to go on my first real vacation where there’s no obligations, because I’ve gone on vacations where I have to film it, vlog it, do interviews and wake up at a certain time to work out.
“I’m going on a real vacation and doing backflips into the water – I’ll come back whenever I feel like it.”
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