Jake Paul is ready to rumble when he gets it on with mixed-martial arts legend Anderson Silva in October.
The Problem Child was due to be facing Tommy Fury, but complications with that contest mean the Ohio man will be in with the MMA star in his sixth professional boxing bout.
Paul is a 20/27 shot to record a sixth straight victory, but the betting suggests that this is likely to be a closely-fought clash. Silva is a 21/20 chance, the draw is available at 11/1 and the eight-round contest is 5/6 to go the distance.
The Spider holds the record for the longest title reign in UFC history at 2,457 days and it will be interesting to see how the Brazilian-born banger gets on in the boxing ring.
|What||Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva|
|Where||Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona, USA|
|When||04.00 (UK time), Sunday, October 30, 2022|
|How to watch||FITE TV PPV|
|Odds||Paul, 20/27, Draw 11/1, Silva 21/20|
The much-anticipated fight will take place on Sunday, October 30, 2022.
The two fighters are scheduled to make their way to the ring from 04:00 (UK time), although that is subject to the undercard.
The fight is expected to take place at around 15 minutes after the ring-walks, so around 04:15 (UK time). Exact timings will depend on the duration of the previous contests.
The bout will take place at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona, USA.
The venue has a 19,000 capacity and it’s the former home of the Arizona Coyotes NHL team.
A whole host of musical acts have performed at the Arizona setting. Prince, Rod Stewart, U2, Elton John, The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney and Bruce Springsteen have wowed the crowds at the Gila River Arena and the venue has also hosted some major UFC fight nights.
- Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva
- Ashton Sylve vs Braulio Rodriguez
- Chris Avila vs Dr. Mike Varshavski
- Danny Barrios Flores vs Edgar Ortiz Jr
- Adrian Rodriguez vs Dominique Griffin
- Alexandro Santiago vs. Antonio Nieves
Teenage star Ashton Sylve, who is signed to Paul's MVP Promotion, will undertake his eighth professional bout as the chief-support against Braulio Rodriguez.
Meanwhile, YouTuber Doctor Mike will also be in action against Chris Avila whilst local Arizona fighters Flores and Rodriguez are also penciled in on the undercard.
The bout will be shown live on FITE TV pay-per-view in the UK. The event will cost £18 to purchase and the action can be streamed from the FITE TV app.
There are no belts on the line in this contest, but there is plenty at stake. Both of these boxers have huge fanbases and there are some lucrative bouts out there for the winner and likely for the loser too.
Given what we have seen from the Problem Child in the past, and the attraction of the 25-year-old, you certainly wouldn’t rule out the Ohio man fighting for a belt of some shape in the future.
The American made a successful boxing debut when beating fellow YouTube star Ali Eson Gib in January 2020 and the Problem Child then went on to score a knockout victory over former basketball player Nate Robinson.
MMA fighter Ben Askren was dispatched within one round and the Ohio man then took care of another mixed-martial artist in Tyrone Woodley. A rematch victory against Woodley followed and that looks the best bit of form on Paul’s card.
The Problem Child has carefully plotted his boxing career up until now and the 25-year-old has generally held plenty of physical advantages in his five previous bouts.
That said, the American has certainly shown that he has a fair level of boxing ability and his conditioning has been where it needs to be.
Silva is a former UFC middleweight champion and he has the record of the longest title reign in the organisation's history.
In June 2021 the Spider made his boxing debut. The Brazilian-born banger took on former world middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and Silva won the fight on a split-decision. That looks strong form on paper, but it’s not difficult to have concerns over the condition and motivation of Chavez in that contest.
The Spider returned to the ring to face fellow UFC star Tito Ortiz and the 47-year-old scored a first-round victory. Age is clearly catching up with Silva, but the former UFC champion has shown a good level of boxing ability.Safer Gambling Week (17-23 October) – Let’s talk about safer gambling. Click here for more information on independent resources. Gamble Responsibly.