In the tweet, Kane said it’s “easy to beat up guys with no experience and much smaller.”
This comes after Saturday night’s bout between Paul and ex-NBA player Nate Robinson, which saw the Internet star knock out the former three-time dunk contest champion in the second round. The tilt was the undercard to the main event between Mike Tyson and Roy Jones Jr. that ended in a draw.
Paul has now won both of his career fights, and opted to call out former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor post-game.
“I’m taking this seriously,” Paul said. “I have a long list of opponents I want to fight. Conor McGregor, Dillon Danis — I will knock both of them out.”
While his victory over Robinson was impressive, Paul would find Kane to be a much bigger challenge, both in physical size and experience. Named after famous boxer Evander Holyfield, Kane stands six-foot-two, 210 pounds and is the son of former amateur boxer Perry Kane. Within the NHL, he has a reputation as a feisty player and has seen his share of on-ice combat.
Should either of these bouts come to be, they would certainly catch the attention of fans, who blew up Twitter on Saturday following the Paul-Robinson matchup.