Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva bout finally set to proceed after cancellation concerns

Jake Paul, the YouTuber turned boxer, is currently on a 5-match winning streak and has never lost any bouts in his professional boxing career. The problem child holds an 80% knockout ratio and has won against former UFC champions Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren. In his last ring appearance, Jake knocked out Tyron Woodley at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Florida. Now the former Disney star is set to take down former UFC champion Anderson Silva.

Anderson Silva has an impressive MMA career and holds the record for the longest title reign in UFC history. Following his departure from the UFC, the Spider made his boxing debut in March 2021, appearing in four fights and winning three times while knocking out his opponents twice.

In a recent interview, Silva mentioned that he was knocked out twice by his sparring partners during the training sessions, which created a huge buzz and everyone was concerned about him. After that comment, Silva clarified that he was joking about the knockout matter.

“When I talk about the guys doing the hard sparring and the knockout, it was just joking. Because I’m training with the young kids and the guys asked me, and I don’t put nothing bad in my mind, and the guys say, ‘Oh, Anderson, take knockout in training.’ Of course not. I just like to help and put my partners up. That’s the question.”

The spider also added that he had never been knocked out by anyone during any training session in his entire career. 

“I was NEVER knocked out in sparring. I misspoke in that interview, as I sometimes do when interviewing in English, and exaggerated the normal back-and-forth action that occurs in sparring.”

But the Arizona Boxing & MMA Commission was not satisfied with the clarification and called for a hearing. After judging all the evidence and through several inspections, they confirmed that the upcoming bout is safe for Silva and that’s why they are proceeding with the fight.

Still, the weight difference between them is 22 years and Silva recently got back from a head injury, so fans are speculating that a fight against Jake Paul could be a decisive decision for Anderson Silva.

Saifullah Nayem

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Business undergrad and has been a culer since childhood, currently working as a combat sportswriter at SportsZion. Aside from sports, he is passionate about marketing and business-related activities.


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