Floyd Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya, Anderson Silva and … Sonny Bill Williams?
Yes, the former rugby star-turned-boxer is on the hit list of none other than social media sensation Jake Paul.
Paul, a former child TV star who became a global phenomenon on social media, has five professional boxing fights to his name and brings in paydays upwards of seven figures whenever he steps in the ring.
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The 25-year-old is undefeated in all of his bouts, which have included knockout victories over former UFC stars Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren.
Paul has come under criticism for not taking on an actual boxer in any of his fights, although he was originally scheduled to take on Tommy Fury before the Brit pulled out with injury and was replaced by Woodley.
The Ohio native is lining up his next outing in the ring for August and named his hit list during his appearance on The Fight podcast with Teddy Atlas, which included the unexpected inclusion of the former All Blacks star.
“We’re still locking down opponents, there’s a lot of names,” Paul said.
“Floyd Mayweather, Oscar De La Hoya, Anderson Silva, Michael Bisping, Tommy Fury, Sonny Williams (sic) out of Australia.
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“There’s a lot of people on the hit list.”
Williams took to Twitter to share his thoughts about being in Paul’s crosshairs, reserving special praise for the social media star but warning him about what would transpire if the two came to blows.
“Looks like I’m on the hit list,” Williams wrote.
“I’m not gonna hate on this guy at all as I respect what he’s done. I also really respect is skillset as a boxer.
“But if he wants some he can get it!
“@jakepaul Yours respectfully – your first loss.”
A fight between the two would undoubtedly bring millions of eyeballs and perhaps even equal amounts of dollars to both men.
Williams himself holds an unbeaten record in his nine fights and is coming off a brutal knockout victory over former AFL great Barry Hall.
The 36-year-old has been widely touted for a fight with fellow NRL alumnus Paul Gallen, who has also built a successful career in the ring after retiring from footy.
A bout between Williams and Gallen has been talked about for over a decade and both men are open to settling their scores in the ring, but with Paul officially declaring his interest in taking on Williams, it could result in the long-awaited fight being shelved yet again.