Silva on the fight with Paul: "I am very happy with this fight"
On Monday, official confirmation appeared that the blogger and boxer Jake Paul (5-0, 4 KOs) October 29 will fight one of the best fighters in MMA history, also a boxer Anderson Silva (3-1, 2 KOs). Today, the Brazilian spoke about the boxing match, which is expected to be the main event on Showtime.
"It's true, I'm fighting Jake Paul. This will be a unique duel. Many thanks to everyone who will support me in this fight. I'm very happy, let's do it. I will continue to do what I love, I will fight,” said 47-year-old Silva.
In June last year, the former UFC middleweight champion won on points against former world boxing champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., and in September he knocked out the famous MMA champion Tito Ortiz.
Paul vs. Silva is an eight-round duel with a contractual weight limit of 84.8 kg (187 lbs).
“I am honored to fight the legendary Anderson Silva, but I will knock him out by the end of the fifth round,” Paul, 25, who has already defeated two former UFC stars Tyron Woodley (twice) and Ben Askren in boxing matches last year, said yesterday.