Social media star-turned-boxer Jake Paul apparently has his sights set on a legendary opponent.
Paul is ready to combat former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva on Oct. 29, based on a number of stories. The settlement was first reported by No Smoke Boxing, citing unnamed sources, and later confirmed by TMZ and MMA Fighting.
A boxing match towards Silva would offer an intriguing matchup for the 25-year-old Paul, who was scheduled to combat Hasim Rahman Jr. on Aug. 6. That bout fell by when Rahman failed to make weight, prompting Paul to say that Rahman was scared to combat him.
Paul (5–0) most just lately fought former UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley in December 2021, profitable with a sixth-round knockout.
Silva, 47, held the UFC middleweight title from 2006 to ’13. He’s 2–0 since returning to the boxing ring in 2021, with wins over former MMA star Tito Ortiz and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
No web site for the bout has been reported. Paul’s Most Priceless Promotions firm mentioned an official announcement will come next week.
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