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Midnight Mania! Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva reportedly targeted for October 29 Showtime PPV

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Per a first report from Keem Star, who covers social media stories, YouTube star-turned-boxer Jake Paul is set challenge the biggest test of his young career when he takes on former UFC Middleweight king Anderson Silva. Additional details name the match up the main event of a Showtime PPV scheduled for October 29 (h/t Cole Shelton).

Recently, Paul and his promotional company have been promising a major next opponent. Specifically, Paul promised an opponent with a winning record in pro boxing, while his company claimed Paul would enter the ring as an underdog. I’m not a certified odds maker, but I would feel comfortable in confirming that Silva fulfills both requirements.

Aside from being the most decorated Middleweight in UFC history by a country mile, Silva is 3-1 as a professional boxer. In 2021, he shocked the boxing world by cleanly taking the decision win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (HIGHLIGHTS), then did not surprise anyone when he battered Tito Ortiz for a first-round finish.

Paul, meanwhile, remains undefeated (5-0) as a professional boxer. His greatest accomplishment remains a pair of victories over ex-UFC Welterweight champ Tyron Woodley, though Paul also stopped a former Bellator strap-hanger in Ben Askren. Prior to this match up, Paul was linked to fight Tommy Fury and Hasim Rahman Jr., but neither match come to fruition.

It remains to be seen if this bout can remain in place for another two months.


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