Jake Paul keeps politicking for an opportunity to trade punches with boxing’s pound-for-pound kingpin.

Paul (5-0, 4 KOs) joined ESPN’s “First Take” on Thursday to again proclaim that he’s ready to take on undisputed super middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez. 

“Other people think [I am not ready to fight Alvarez]. People try to place limits on what is possible for you. You are a unicorn doing something different ... for me, I can accomplish anything I set my mind to,” said Paul. “I know I can get after Canelo, I know I can go rounds with him and the guy he fought the other time, the Turkish warrior [Avni Yildirim], quit after three rounds and he didn't throw one punch. I’m bigger than Canelo, I’m faster than Canelo, I’m more athletic than Canelo. Can I box better? Probably not, but after three years, that’s going to be a big fight. Two of the biggest names in boxing going after each other.”

Pipedreams aside, Paul had a productive week. 

On Tuesday, he announced on Twitter he made an investment in Endeavor Group Holdings Inc., the parent company of the UFC, to “drive long-term economic value by increasing UFC fighter pay and providing them health care.”

On Thursday, Paul’s promotional company announced a deal with Matchroom Boxing to stage a woman’s super fight between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano on April 30 at the Madison Square Garden in New York.

Paul also released a song bashing UFC president Dana White on Friday. 

The 25-year-old also went on to explain his rationale around why he continues to challenge the MMA executive. 

"It's really about the fighters,” said Paul. “You know, I've been in the gym and I've seen how hard these guys work and how mistreated they are and how underpaid all of them are. So, it's really about fighter pay and getting them health care, and poking the bear and disrupting his whole entire business. I'm dropping a diss track on Dana White tomorrow morning, so you will see that. And I'm not stopping any time soon.

"But this is about the fighters. I want to create a fighters' union. This is my goal, to really impact the whole entire sport, both MMA and boxing, and leave an everlasting stamp. And I just so happen to not be beholden to anybody. A lot of these UFC fighters are beholden to Dana White, they can't speak out against him. So I'm using my platform because I'm one of the very few people who actually can. I'll say whatever. I'll speak the truth. So, I'm just doing my responsibility as a fighter and as someone who cares about other fighters."

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