Jake Paul Teases Next Boxing Match on Twitter: 'New Fight Announcement Coming Soon'

Jenna CiccotelliCorrespondent IIMay 19, 2021

JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA - APRIL 24: (L-R) Daniel Cormier interacts with Jake Paul during the UFC 261 event at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on April 24, 2021 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC)
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YouTuber-turned-boxing sensation Jake Paul says he'll announce his next fight "soon." 

GOTCHA HAT @jakepaul

in the media business they say content is king... and in the fight business, fighters are the content...so WE are the kings👑<br><br>make sure you are getting paid like a king! <br><br>new fight announcement coming soon...

Nakisa Bidarian, Paul's adviser, told ESPN's Marc Raimondi that the boxer has a deal in place for the fight to be promoted by Showtime Sports. Bidarian noted the details for a potential opponent, date and location are still being worked out.

Of note, Paul had a social media exchange with welterweight titleholder Kamaru Usman. 


I understand you think this is a game which is probably why you don’t realize that this is how people Truly get hurt. I don’t play fighting and I can change your life in the worst way. https://t.co/Zch2xlDA9b

But based on the rest of his tweet—when he suggested that fighters should "make sure you are getting paid like a king"—it might not be Usman that Paul is suiting up against.

In an appearance on the You're Welcome podcast, Paul criticized UFC President Dana White, saying that he didn't think it was fair that fighters were "owned by Dana White and they're not getting fair pay" (h/t Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com). 

Paul has said he's open to fights against UFC legends Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. 

In an Instagram story Tuesday, Paul did point out one opponent he's not trying to fight against—Khabib Nurmagomedov, who retired in October with a 29-0 record (h/t Stephen McCaugherty of Heavy.com). 

Paul is 3-0 in his fights so far, most recently defeating Ben Askren by technical knockout on April 17.