YOUTUBE star Jake Paul is returning to the ring for a mouth-watering clash against MMA legend Anderson Silva TONIGHT.
The Problem Child weighed in at the LOWEST weight of his career so far for the catchweight bout against Silva in Arizona.
How the fighters compare for the big bout
Jake Paul has weighed a career-lowest for his fight with Anderson Silva
Paul was due to fight rival Tommy Fury in August but plans fell through after an issue with the Brit’s US visa.
A bout with Hasim Rahman Jr was also set up, but that also fell through due to a problem making weight on the heavyweight fighter’s side.
Now 47-year-old Silva will step up to plate, in what is a massive step-up for Paul, who knocked out Tyron Woodley last December.
Silva has been in the boxing ring before, beating former world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr last year, before knocking out UFC veteran Tito Ortiz a few months later.
And now the Brazilian will get one of the biggest paydays of his career to face Paul, who has yet to lose in the squared circle.
When is Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva?
- Paul’s big clash with Silva will take place on TONIGHT, Saturday, October 29.
- The bout will be held at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona, US.
- Ring-walks will commence from around 4am UK time on Sunday, October 30 in the UK.
How can I live stream Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva?
- Paul vs Silva will be available to watch in the UK on Fite TV PPV.
- The event will cost £17.99 to purchase.
- You can live stream the action from the Fite TV app, which is available for download onto your mobile or tablet device.
- In the US, Paul vs Silva will be available to watch on Showtime PPV.
What happened at the weigh in?
On the day before the toughest test of his boxing career, Paul hit the scales at 186.5lb, under the agreed upon catchweight with Silva.
He said: “Let’s go. Biggest fight of year, Paul-Silva, Showtime get it right now.”
The American’s five prior wins all came around the 190lb mark, and he wanted to return at 185lb.
But UFC legend Silva negotiated a compromise of 187lb, with the Brazilian also coming in under the limit at 186.1lb.
Jake Paul and Anderson Silva will clash in Arizona
Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva undercard
Former UFC star Uriah Hall takes on ex-NFL ace Le’Veon Bell as chief support on the undercard.
Bell is coming into the bout off the back of a huge KO win over Adrian Peterson in an exhibition in September, and will now have his pro boxing debut.
- Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva (Catchweight)
- Uriah Hall vs Le’Veon Bell (Cruiserweight)
- Ashton Sylve vs Braulio Rodriguez (Super-featherweight)
- Chris Avila vs Mikhail Varshavski (Cruiserweight)
- Danny Barrios vs Edgar Ortiz Jr (Super bantamweight)
- Adrian Rodriguez vs Dominique Griffin (Super bantamweight)
- Antonio Nieves vs Alexandro Santiago (Bantamweight)
What has been said?
“Anderson Silva is the nicest guy in the world and we love him,” Paul said at the press conference.
“If my opponent is a d***head, I’m going to treat him like a d***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.”
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Silva said: “Listen, everything is possible. Jake and [his] brother are training hard [to become] boxers. [They] try to [show] respect for the community. The kids have good potential and the people need to respect that.”
“I don’t feel pressure any more because everything I do in this sport and MMA I do with my heart.
“I think now is the next step for me. I try to enjoy my life, and when people think that’s too much pressure because I need to prove that I represent the MMA Community – no, I represent myself and represent my fans.”
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the different types of boxing gloves?
There are three main types of boxing gloves: mitts, fingerless mitts, and full-fingered gloves. Mitten gloves have padding around the knuckles. Fingerless mitts do not have padding around the knuckles, but they still cover the fingers. Full-fingered gloves have padding around the entire hand.
The mitten is used to punch or hit with the fist. Fingerless mitt gloves, also known as fingerless mitts, are used to punch or strike with the index finger’s knuckle. For punching with one fist, full-fingerered boxing gloves can be used.
Do I have to fight in order to train boxing?
You can’t train boxing without fighting. To improve your boxing skills, you must work hard. However, if you are willing to put in the effort, you’ll be able improve your boxing technique as well as speed, endurance, strength, stamina, and speed.
You can improve your boxing technique by watching good boxers compete. Pay attention to how they move and throw punches. Also, observe how they defend themselves. Next, try to copy their moves.
Next, you’ll have to spar against another opponent boxer. This is where your ability to improve your boxing technique will be revealed. You’ll be amazed at how fast you can punch and how strong your punches feel.
Finally, practice your boxing skills with drills. Practice makes perfect, so be patient and persistent.
How long does it take you to learn how to box?
Boxing is one among the oldest martial arts known. The first recorded boxing match was held in China around 2200 BC. For thousands of years, boxing has been practiced. Athletes and celebrities still love boxing. However, it takes about 10 months to become proficient at boxing.
Boxing involves many movements, which is why it can take so long to learn. Each movement requires specific muscles in order to be effective. So, it takes time to develop these muscles.
Once you have mastered the art of moving your body, you are ready to start learning any type or boxing technique. Each technique will become easier over time.
How to protect yourself
Protect your head when you are being attacked. You want to avoid being punched. You need to be able to block an incoming punch in order to avoid getting punched. Here’s what you need to do:
- Stand tall and square yourshoulders.
- Keep your elbows near your sides.
- Your forearm can block the punch coming from your opponent.
- Counterattack immediately.
- Continue blocking until your attacker runs off.
- Keep fighting for your rights.
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- It is just like normal sparring with a partner, but you want to throw punches at 75% of your normal speed. (wikihow.com)
How to learn how to box for fitness
How to Learn to Box For Exercise
You learn boxing to increase your physical fitness and self-confidence. Boxing is the most well-known sport in the world. It requires speed, agility and strength.
Boxing is an excellent way to lose weight and feel great about yourself. You’ll find that you enjoy the activity so much that you’ll want to keep doing it.
There are many different types of boxing training programs available. Some require you to train at home while others are done in gyms or health clubs. Online courses allow you to learn from anywhere in the globe.
You should ensure that the program you select meets your lifestyle and goals. The best programs will include exercises that help build muscle mass and flexibility, improve cardiovascular endurance, enhance well-being, as well as increase overall wellbeing.
Also, consider whether you prefer an advanced or beginner course. Beginner’s programs typically teach fundamental techniques and drills like shadowboxing, sparring and mitt work. Advanced programs often cover more complex movements, and include a greater variety of exercises.
Programs for beginners usually last eight weeks and cost less that $100. However, they don’t provide any guidance on nutrition, weight loss, injury prevention, or other aspects of boxing training.
Advanced programs usually last for six months and are around $300. These programs include nutrition advice and stretching routines. Some programs include resistance training, such as lifting weights, and aerobic conditioning, such as running.