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Viddal Riley’s coach warns him not to rule out ‘easy money’ Jake Paul fight as opportunity is ‘too good to turn down’

VIDDAL RILEY has been warned not to rule out an “easy money” fight with Jake Paul if the chance is “too good to turn down”.

Riley has done his best to separate himself from the world of crossover influencer boxing, despite coaching several YouTubers.

Viddal Riley has been warned not to rule out fighting Jake Paul
Jake Paul beat Anderson Silva in his last fight

And he even refused to engage after Paul, 25, called him out in what would be a mega-money opportunity.

But Riley’s strength and conditioning coach Leon Wills is not yet ready to completely rule out the cash-grab bout.

Wills told SunSport: “It could be a position where, let’s say Viddal is WBC champion, or he’s mandatory and Jake is active and taking the same routes, their paths could cross.

“It might not even be up to Viddal, it’s too good to turn down. Easy money if the opportunity is there.

“If it makes money it makes sense. If it makes sense and there’s money behind it, you have to take the opportunity.”

Riley, 25, helped corner social media sensation KSI, 29 to a draw and win over Paul’s brother Logan, 27, from 2018-2019.

It set the scene for a grudge match of epic proportion with bragging rights on the line and scores to settle.

But in recent years, Paul has grown frustrated with KSI in delaying their mega-fight, so much so that he turned his attention to Riley.


Although the 6-0 British contender has no interest in stepping outside of the traditional boxing scene.

Paul is continuing his development in the ring, most recently beating UFC legend Anderson Silva, 47, in October, his biggest victory to date.

And in a world where KSI’s brother Deji, 25, who is 1-3 as a boxer, is facing boxing royalty in Floyd Mayweather, 45, now anything is possible.

Wills added: “If Jake continues on his path and he decides he wants to fight pro fighters then they could possibly meet.

“No one knows, the world is crazy, who would have thought Deji was going to fight Mayweather? Who would have thought that? No one.

“So if Jake keeps doing what he’s doing and Viddal keeps doing what he’s doing then their paths could cross.”

Leon Wills on the pads with Viddal Riley

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