Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva fight results, highlights: ‘Problem Kid’ beats Silva to stay undefeated

Glendale, Arizona – Combat sports have a long history of older fighters being fed to the next young lion. In his sixth pro fight only, Jake Paul did his best to make sure the youths served Saturday night against mixed martial arts legend Anderson Silva.

Paul (6-0, 4 KOs), the 25-year-old social media influencer, rallied for a last-round knockout to cement an eight-round unanimous decision in the Showtime PPV main event card from Desert Diamond Arena. Paul scores 77-74 and 78-73 (twice) against 47-year-old Silva, the former UFC middleweight champion.

“It’s a surreal moment,” Paul said. “Hard work pays off.” “I want to say thank you to Anderson. He was my idol who grew up and inspired me to be great. Without him, we wouldn’t have a fight this year. He’s a tough prankster, like the real one. I have a lot of respect for him.”

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Paul has always been criticized during his sudden transformation into a boxer for not fighting a real boxer. He twice tried to close 2021, but the scheduled confrontations against Tommy Fury and Hasim Rahman Jr. collapsed. A fight with Silva (3-2, 2 KOs in boxing), many of Paul’s critics saying he would never fight, suddenly came together, spurred on by Silva’s 2021 loss to former middleweight champion Julio Caesar Chavez Jr.

Silva, a native of Brazil, played throughout the match and looks like he could steal a few close rounds by rallying to back Paul in the last 30 seconds with powerful shots. But Paul’s size and youth ultimately prevailed as Silva had to fight largely in positions due to his age.

“I’ve worked really hard to make a special show for everyone here,” Silva said. “I say thank you for everyone coming. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose but I keep training hard because I was born for this.”

Paul beat Silva, 83 to 79, according to CompuBox. He hit Silva in the eighth round with a right-hand counter and landed 42 percent of his powerful shots overall (including a 30 to 13 body edge.

Paul Silva embraced after the fight with the Brazilian legend telling him, “No one can talk about you, believe me. No one can talk about you.”

It was a fairly mature performance from Paul, who showed a legitimate improvement from his last performance, by late knockout of former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in a rematch in late 2021.

Paul dominated much of the second half of the fight with three-punch combinations starting with the body and ending with right crosses upstairs, Paul continued to show what time and dedication could do.

“If I’m walking on water, people will say I can’t swim. There will always be haters, but I don’t worry about that shit,” Paul said. “It just shows, even if you’re 47, you’re chasing your dreams. It’s never too late. I’m obsessed with this and I do my best every day. If you work your ass up, you can make your dreams come true. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t do anything.” What.

“[Silva] He took a lot of hard shots throughout the entire battle. The dude was a dog. He was the strongest man but I wanted that more.”

After the win, Paul turned his attention to calling Nate Diaz, who is set to be a free agent after his contract with the UFC expires, and boxing superstar Canelo Alvarez. Diaz’s fight is more realistic and the seeds have already been planted as members of Team Paul and Diaz engaged in a backstage brawl shortly after Diaz’s teammate, Chris Avila, scored a victory to open a PPV card.

“Nate Diaz is a bitch,” Paul said. “He tried my warriors in my locker room and then left the yard.” “So Nate Diaz, don’t be a bitch. Come and fight me.

“Anyone, anytime, anywhere. Anyone! Anytime! Anywhere!”

CBS Sports was with you all the way on Saturday, so be sure to catch up on live scores and highlights below.

Fight card, results

Paul vs Silva scorecard, live coverage

pee 10 9 10 9 9 9 10 10 76
Silva 9 10 9 10 10 10 9 8 75

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