Jake Paul reportedly facing off against UFC legend Anderson Silva on upcoming boxing PPV Dexerto

Jake Paul reportedly facing off against UFC legend Anderson Silva on upcoming boxing PPV Dexerto

After much speculation, Jake Paul’s next boxing opponent appears to be set in stone, as new reports indicate a fight with UFC legend Anderson Silva has been scheduled for October 29.

Despite his last two opponents pulling out for various reasons and even canceling a major PPV event just days before, Paul now looks poised for a big comeback in the weeks to come. New NoSmokeBoxing reports claim that the internet celebrity has signed up for a highly anticipated boxing match with Anderson Silva.

The two have been linked to fight since early 2022, and Silva’s trainer has even scoffed at the idea, claiming that Paul will “pay dearly” for calling out the MMA icon.

Often regarded as one of the greatest combat sports athletes of all time, ‘The Spider’ is best known for having the longest UFC title reign in history. The Brazilian star won 16 fights in a row between 2006 and 2012, marking an undefeated record for the MMA promotion at the time.

Since parting ways with the UFC and retiring from MMA in 2021, the 47-year-old Silva has turned his attention to boxing. With two pro fights under his belt since transitioning, he has recorded victories over former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and former UFC champion Tito Ortiz.

Meanwhile, the 25-year-old Paul has a boxing record of 5-0, with wins over former NBA player Nate Robinson, Olympic wrestler Ben Askren and two over former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.

While a fight between the two has yet to be made official by either side, Paul and his own ‘Most Valuable Promotions’ have been teasing big news for October. “Just got the call, massive opponent announcement this week,” Paul shared on Aug. 28.

“Jake Paul will almost certainly be the loser”, his promotion tracing On twitter. “He knows it and he wants it.”

We’ll be sure to keep you updated here once the fight goes official.



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