YouTuber turned into a boxer Jake Paul Defeated the legendary UFC champion Anderson Silva in points in front of a strong crowd of 14,000 spectators at the Desert Diamond Arena in Phoenix, Arizona on Saturday.
The fight continued for all eight rounds and pee He took the win by unanimous decision, and took the victory in the final round by dropping Silva.
It was the most significant win so far of the nascent 25-year-old’s boxing career, although Silva, 47, is at the end of his career and is known for his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) achievements rather than his boxing achievements.
However, Paul goes for a 6-0 record and calls up UFC fighter Nate Diaz, as well as undisputed world super heavyweight champion Canelo Alvarez, next in his next fights.
Before the fight, Paul talked about growing up as a Silva fan, watching the Brazilian dominate his sport.
“I feel like I’m living in a movie,” Paul said afterwards, according to Sky Sports. “You can’t write this into a story.
“Just being with him in the ring, seeing his heart, his guts, his guts, that’s the champ I’ve been looking forward to. He’s an inspiration.”
It wasn’t an uneven fight as Paul threw 83 punches while Silva landed only four at 79, according to ESPN stats.
However, Paul landed three times as many punches, negating any advantage Silva gained by landing more punches.
“I’m a superhero, but sometimes I fail a half-human,” Silva said, according to ESPN.
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