September 30, 2022

Jake Paul will face UFC legend Anderson Silva on October 29 in what’s undoubtedly the hardest take a look at thus far in his boxing profession.

The 5-0 (4 KOs) YouTuber-turned-boxer will meet the MMA icon in an eight-round, 187lbs catchweight struggle in Phoenix, Arizona as he appears to silence the doubters of his preventing credentials.

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Jake Paul is 5-0 (4 KOs) as a professional boxer

Jake beforehand shared the ring with two MMA stars, KOing each Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley

He has endured mass criticism for not but preventing an expert boxer, regardless of not too long ago making an attempt to take action with bouts in opposition to Tommy Fury and Hasim Rahman Jr falling by way of.

In Silva, 47, Jake will face a UFC sensation who additionally has boxing expertise.

Again in 1998, the Brazilian misplaced his boxing debut in his residence nation, although received his first boxing match seven years later.

For a few years Silva held a professional report of 1-1.

Silva is a former UFC champion

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Silva is a former UFC champion

Despite now being 47, he’s impressed in boxing performances over the past two years

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Regardless of now being 47, he’s impressed in boxing performances over the previous two years

Nonetheless, in June 2021 he returned to the game after 16 years away for a sanctioned professional contest in opposition to ill-disciplined former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Chavez Jr is the son of Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.

Remarkably, Silva beat Chavez Jr by cut up determination in Mexico.

He then went on to KO fellow growing older MMA legend Tito Ortiz in one other professional boxing bout in September 2021.

Earlier this yr, he dominated an exhibition bout with Bruno Machado, although no official outcome was given for this contest.

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These performances led to followers calling for him to be Jake’s subsequent opponent and the 25-year-old has now answered the decision.

“Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva is essentially the most versatile fighter the world has ever seen,” Jake stated.

“Only a yr in the past he outclassed boxing champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, and confirmed the world why he’s sometimes called the best fighter of all time.

“Each skilled, from MMA to boxing, has stated Jake Paul received’t struggle Anderson Silva.

“They stated Jake Paul is afraid of Anderson Silva, and Jake Paul would lose to Anderson Silva.

“Nicely, to all of the non-believers – Jake Paul is preventing Anderson Silva.

“It’s an honour to have the chance to share the ring with the best UFC striker of all time.

“On Saturday, October 29, I’ll stroll humbly into the ring, contact gloves with a residing legend and do my greatest to exterminate ‘The Spider.’”

Silva stated: “I do know that in life every little thing has its objective.

“Nothing comes simply by likelihood. So, I thank God for my well being, my household and my crew for offering me with this chance to proceed doing the factor that I like essentially the most.

“I imagine this would be the largest fight occasion of the yr and can really make historical past within the sport perpetually. See you on October 29.”