Youtube star turned boxer, Jake Paul (6-0, 4 KOs), is hoping the third time is the charm when it comes to finalizing a fight with light heavyweight prospect Tommy Fury (8-0, 4 KOs).

In December of 2021, they were scheduled to collide on Showtime Pay-Per-View. Fury would withdraw from the fight with an injury rib and a chest infection.

The fight was rescheduled to this past August - and once again it fell apart after Fury was denied entry into the United States.

Paul would still move forward with his August fight, and won a tough eight round decision over MMA legend Anderson Silva.

There are currently ongoing talks for the two of them to collide in the early part of 2023.

Paul has yet to face an actual boxer, but he views Fury, the younger brother of WBC heavyweight champion Tyson Fury, to be an easier opponent than Silva.

“Yeah, there’s definitely interest. I think if his team is taking the financial risk and putting the event on, then I’m cool with that,” Paul told Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour. “I just don’t want to take the risk anymore because I think he’s going to back out, again, most likely. But it’s an easy fight for me. Way easier than Anderson.

“The kid’s a novice, he’s never fought anyone good. He’s never even fought an eight round fight. He just doesn’t have the experience like I do, which is crazy to say because he’s been doing it his whole life, but people call him a professional boxer and they respect him as a professional boxer. So I would love to strip that title from him. I wouldn’t even have to actually train for that fight. I would still train because I’m a professional, but I wouldn’t have to train to fight him.”