Jake Paul offered $30m Thanksgiving winner-take-all fight with Vitor Belfort after ex-UFC champ beats Evander Holyfield

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JAKE PAUL has been offered a $30million Thanksgiving winner-take-all fight with Vitor Belfort.

The announcement was made after ex-UFC champion Belfort beat the returning and ageing Evander Holyfield in a single spherical.

Vitor Belfort beat an ageing Evander Holyfield in a single sphericalCredit: EPA
Jake Paul has been offered a $30million Thanksgiving winner-take-all fight with Vitor Belfort
Jake Paul has been offered a $30million Thanksgiving winner-take-all fight with Vitor BelfortCredit: Getty Images – Getty

Head of Triller’s Fight Club banner, film mogul Ryan Kavanaugh, is able to entrance the mega-money payday for Paul and even added an additional $5m.

He stated: “We at Triller, are agreeing a full professional fight, Vitor versus Jake Paul; 25 million winner-takes-all.

“And we wish it on Thanksgiving day on the one-year anniversary, Thanksgiving Saturday.

“Thirty million, winner-takes-all, if Jake says no, we know why.”

Paul, 24, made his debut in January 2020 and stopped on-line rival ‘AnEsonGib’ in a single spherical.

His subsequent two knockouts wins had been then each with Triller, firstly towards ex-NBA star Nate Robinson and later Ben Askren, previously of the UFC.

In late August, Paul improved to 4-0 with the largest win of his profession, a factors verdict over eight rounds towards ex-UFC champion Tyron Woodley.

But it was the primary fight in his new deal with US community Showtime, making a return to Triller’s pay-per-view platform tough.

Belfort, 44, referred to as out the YouTuber after beating Holyfield, 58, in a single spherical of farcical motion.

He stated: “Hey, Jake Paul, cease operating from me, man. I’m going to show you a lesson.

“You can be my kid, you’re going to meet daddy over here at Triller. Stop running.”

Vitor Belfort during his win over Evander Holyfield
Vitor Belfort throughout his win over Evander HolyfieldCredit: EPA
Vitor Belfort dropped heavyweight legend Evander Holyfield
Vitor Belfort dropped heavyweight legend Evander HolyfieldCredit: EPA

Holyfield was making his return after ten years out and dangerously over the hill.

He introduced plans to return final 12 months after outdated rival Mike Tyson, 55, did so in an exhibition towards Roy Jones Jr, 52, which resulted in a draw on Triller.

But after talks for a trilogy with Tyson broke down, he agreed to interchange Oscar De La Hoya, 48, who pulled out of combating Belfort with coronavirus.

The California State Athletic Commission refused to license Holyfield, forcing Triller to maneuver to Florida, who had no such points.

After the loss, the American boxing legend contested the stoppage, as he stated: “I believe it was a nasty name.

“I don’t suppose the referee ought to have stopped the fight that fast.”