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Josh Emmett would "100%" accept a Jake Paul boxing bout - "There's so much money involved in it"

by Will Miles

Josh Emmett has admitted that he would definitely accept an offer from Jake Paul to crossover to boxing if the situation presented itself. Riding high after his split-decision victory over Calvin Kattar, the 37-year-old admitted there's too much money to be made in boxing to turn down.


Featherweights Josh Emmett and Calvin Kattar stepped into the UFC octagon last weekend with their eyes on the title. The two fighters produced Fight of the Night with a bout that was largely spent on their feet. The narrow decision victory for 'The Fighting Falmer' extended his win streak to five in a row and moved him up three places to the No.4 ranked in the division.


Speaking on the Believe You Me podcast, Michael Bisping asked Josh Emmett if he'd be interested in stepping into the world of boxing to face Jake Paul should the opportunity arise. 'The Problem Child' is notoriously known for calling out UFC fighters, especially those he has a significant size advantage over. Emmett replied:

"Hands down I would. I would actually box, I'd work the body and I'd load up. It wouldn't look like an MMA fight, that's for sure. I would love to, especially those crossover events, there's so much money in it. That's one of the main reasons I fight. I'm good at it and I'm trying to set up my family for the future. 100% I'd fight anyone in a big boxing match, any weightclasses as long as I got one of those big paydays."

Emmett added that while he and his wife don't have children at the moment, they aren't ruled out for their future. The more money the American can earn during his fighting career, the better he can make his home life, which the 37-year-old admits is a major motivator for him.


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