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Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva - Boxing: All you need to know

The latest opponent in Jake Paul's foray into boxing has been confirmed with 'The Problem Child' set to face UFC legend Anderson Silva next month.

YouTuber-turned boxer Paul has not been seen since knocking out Woodley in December 2021 - the second fight between the pair - but he is now set for a return to the ring.

The American, who has seen fights against Tommy Fury and Hasim Rahman Jr cancelled, will be taking on one of the greatest UFC stars of all-time, Anderson 'The Spider' Silva.

The bout will be over eight rounds and at a catchweight of 187 pounds, with Paul 5/2 to continue the fine start to his career with a win by KO or TKO, while Silva is priced at 11/8 to win by the same method.

Here is all you need to know about the upcoming fight.

WhatJake Paul vs. Anderson Silva
WhereDesert Diamond Arena, Glendale, Arizona
WhenApprox 04:00, Sunday 30th October 2022
OddsJake Paul 21/20, Anderson Silva 20/29

When is Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva?

The fight is on the card scheduled for Saturday 29th October, but Paul and Silva will not get their bout started until the early hours of Sunday 30th October.

What time is Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva?

With the fight being sold to a bi-coastal American audience, it's likely the ring walks won't be made until around 04:30 UK time.

Where is Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva?

The bout will take place at Desert Diamond Arena (originally Glendale Arena and formerly Jobing.com Arena and Gila River Arena) in Glendale, Arizona.

The multi-purpose entertainment arena was home to NHL side the Arizona Coyotes from 2003 until 2022 and has a 19,000 capacity for concert events.

Can I watch Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva?

No UK broadcaster has been confirmed as of yet, but it is thought it will be part of the DAZN subscription. If not, BT Sport, Sky Sports and Fite TV have all been involved in coverage of Paul's earlier fights and could be involved again.

Who is the favourite for Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva?

Former UFC champion Silva is the 20/29 favourite to inflict a first defeat on Paul, who is 21/20 to extend his perfect record to 6-0.

What is Jake Paul's record?

Paul has a perfect 5-0 record in his professional boxing career, having beaten Ali Eson Gib, Nate Robinson, Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley (twice).

The 25-year-old has four knockouts to his name and a split decision, the latter coming in the first fight against ex-UFC welterweight champion Woodley.

What is Anderson Silva's record?

Silva is one of the greatest MMA fighters of all-time and earned a 34-11 record with one no-contest during his professional career, defending the middleweight title 10 times.

He won the middleweight title in October 2006 and held it for a record 2,457 days - his 16-fight undefeated streak in the UFC is yet to be bettered.

The 47-year-old has competed in four boxing matches, recording three victories and one defeat.

His debut fight was in 1998 when he lost to Osmar Luiz Teixeira, with his wins coming against Julio Cesar De Jesus in 2005, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in 2021 and Tito Ortiz in the same year.

Is there a press conference?

Yes. Paul has already confirmed two pressers in the United States in September, which will be live on his YouTube channel.

The first will be in Los Angeles on Monday 12th September and the second will be in Phoenix on Tuesday 13th September.

Who is on the undercard for Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva?

Details of who will be on the undercard are yet to be confirmed, with announcements expected over the coming days.

Ashton Sylve, an 18-year-old American who has won all seven of his fights by knockout, is one of those expected to be involved.

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