Daniel Cormier shares how Mike Perry can beat Jake Paul in upcoming boxing match

By Curtis Calhoun - June 18, 2024

UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier thinks Mike Perry has a clear path to victory to defeat Jake Paul in their upcoming boxing clash.

Daniel Cormier, Mike Perry

Paul and Perry will come face-to-face in the ring in a professional boxing match on July 20. Paul was originally scheduled to face heavyweight boxing legend Mike Tyson before Tyson was pulled due to a recent medical scare.

Perry, who has developed into the face of bare-knuckle boxing, will look to hand Paul his second career defeat in the ring. This will be Perry’s second professional boxing match and his first since 2015.

Paul will have a significant size and reach advantage over Perry in their upcoming fight. But, Cormier is picking Perry to get the upset over Paul.

Daniel Cormier picks Mike Perry to defeat Jake Paul

In a recent segment on his YouTube channel, Cormier weighed in on Perry vs. Paul.

“Can Mike Perry stalk him in the way that he stalks these guys in bare knuckle? And does the damage make Jake Paul start to question himself like he did to Luke Rockhold?” Cormier said. “What we’ve learned about Jake is he possesses enough skills to cause problems for many in the boxing ring. He’s going to be bigger than Perry, and he’s going to have more boxing experience, but does that equate?

“If I’m being honest, I believe that Mike Perry wins this fight. I think he’s going to make this fight just ugly enough to beat Jake. But if he doesn’t, and if his gameplan isn’t ideal, he will find himself putting himself in dangerous areas, and Jake Paul can crack!”

Perry has amassed a 5-0 bare-knuckle boxing record since parting ways with the UFC in 2021. He has defeated former UFC champions Luke Rockhold and Eddie Alvarez in the bare-knuckle ring.

Paul is looking to keep momentum ahead of his rescheduled clash with Tyson in November. He most recently defeated Ryan Bourland by first-round knockout in March.

Perry could potentially give Paul some fits inside the ring, and Cormier feels the bare-knuckle star’s toughness and grit will be too much for Paul to handle.

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