Jake Paul’s subsequent combat is official after each he and Anderson Silva efficiently made weight forward of their eagerly anticipated boxing bout.
‘The Drawback Baby’ weighed in barely heavier than the UFC legend forward of their 187lb catchweight combat, coming in at 186.5lbs in comparison with Silva’s 186.1lbs.
After hitting the scales at a career-low weight, the 25-year-old set free a roar earlier than imploring everybody to tune in to what he believes is the most important combat 2022 has to supply
“It’s official, child. Let’s go. The largest combat of the yr. Paul-Silva. Showtime,” he mentioned whereas strolling off stage forward of the hardest take a look at of his boxing profession.
The previous Disney actor has a formidable 5 wins to his title however is but to combat anybody with a background in putting after selecting up wins over fellow YouTuber AnEsonGib, NBA star Nate Robinson, and retired MMA star Ben Askren earlier than beating former UFC champion Tyron Woodley twice.
Silva is arguably essentially the most vicious knockout artist in UFC historical past who reigned over the 185lb division for years to cement his standing as one of many biggest MMA fighters of all time.
The 47-year-old returned to his boxing roots after being launched by the UFC in 2020 and has since picked up huge wins over former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, fellow MMA icon Tito Ortiz and Bruno Machado.
Regardless of his credentials, Silva was compelled to show he’s match to combat Paul earlier this week when he appeared to confess to being knocked out twice in a latest sparring session.
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Despite this, it was revealed by ESPN’s Marc Raimondi on Twitter that the Arizona Boxing and MMA Fee would maintain a particular assembly to find out whether or not Silva was eligible to compete in a combat with Paul.
In line with Raimondi, fee chairman Scott Fletcher mentioned he was impressed with Silva on the press convention earlier than clearing him to combat in Arizona on Saturday night time.