UFC Hall of Famer B.J. Penn and boxer Tommy Fury have offered their services to fight YouTuber Jake Paul next.
The social media influencer turned boxer knocked out former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight champion Ben Askren in the first round of their matchup on Saturday night under the Triller Fight Club banner. Paul once again was able to capture the attention of the combat sports world and had no shortage of future suitors after the victory.
Former UFC welterweight and lightweight champion B.J. Penn was the first to vocalize his desire to face the YouTuber next, send the following tweet to Triller asking for a contact to fight Paul. The 42-year old Penn hasn't competed since UFC 237 in May 2019 where he lost a unanimous decision to Clay Guida, he lost seven fights in a row before being released by the promotion in September 2019. Penn has also been embroiled in legal troubles the past two years, being involved in several bar fights and multiple DUI's.
A more intriguing option for Paul's next bout though came when professional heavyweight boxer Tommy Fury, the younger brother of English heavyweight champion Tyson Fury also called the YouTuber out via Twitter. The soon-to-be 22-year-old is 5-0 as a professional boxer currently and last defeated Scott Williams via a second-round TKO on February 27 of this year.
I’m ready to give the people what they want. @jakepaul— Tommy Fury (@tommytntfury) April 18, 2021