Jake Paul is finally ready to return to the ring and will take on UFC legend Anderson Silva in a blockbuster exhibition clash.
‘The Problem Child’ has seen bouts with Tommy Fury and Hasim Rahman Jr called off for various reasons, but he is now set to be back under the lights for the first time since December 2021.
The fight with Fury was called off because of a Visa issue, and then Rahman Jr and Paul couldn’t agree on a weight limit for their clash.
But he’s next opponent is now confirmed and he’ll meet former UFC champion and combat veteran Silva.
Paul will face the toughest test of his fledging boxing career to date and it promises to be another memorable night.
Paul vs Silva: Date and start time
This eight-round fight will be contested at a catchweight of 187lbs and is set to take place on Saturday, October 29.
It will be held at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona, US.
Ring-walks will start at around 4am UK time on Sunday morning.
Paul vs Silva: TV channel and live stream
This fight will be available to watch in the UK through Fite TV but the PPV price has yet to be decided.
The bout can also be live streamed through the Fite TV app, which is available for download onto your mobile phone or tablet.
In the US, Showtime PPV will show the full fight.
talkSPORT will have updates throughout the morning and talkSPORT.com will have all the reaction.
To tune in to talkSPORT or talkSPORT 2 through the website, click HERE for the live stream. You can also listen via the talkSPORT app, on DAB digital radio, through your smart speaker and on 1089 or 1053 AM.
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Paul vs Silva: Undercard
MORE TO FOLLOW
- MAIN EVENT: 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
18-year-old prospect Sylve, who is signed to Jake’s Most Valuable Promotions, will have his eighth professional fight on the card.
YouTube sensation Doctor Mike will also be in action, boxing Nate Diaz teammate Chris Avila.
Local Arizona fighters Flores and Rodriguez will feature too.
Paul vs Silva: What has been said?
Jake Paul: “Anderson Silva is the nicest guy in the world and we love him.
“If my opponent is a d***head, I’m going to treat him like ad***head and beat his f ass and I think people have seen that side of me.
“But I respect this man. I’m still going to knock him out but respectfully knock him out.”
Anderson Silva: “When I’m done, I’m done.
“I just close the door, this is part of my past, thank you, and I’m out. But right now, I’m good. I’m continuing doing something very good, doing sparring with good kids, professional fighters, Olympic champions.
“The guys have helped me a lot and I’m continuing doing something at the same level as the kids… I don’t know (if I’ll fight at 50). I think I’ll do fighting with my grandchildren in the home… I think my last fight will be at 49. 49 is the number.”
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