Jake Paul defeated a veteran boxer, Anderson Silva, on Saturday night and went on to call out Canelo Alvarez.
The “Problem Child” sent the decision and the MMA story on eight rounds but went to life or death around 50 years.
Former UFC fighter, “The Spider” Silva gave the Disney star all he could handle in a bruising encounter on SHOWTIME PPV.
The cruiserweight bout took place in front of 14,430 fans in the highest-grossing boxing match in boxing history.
Round after round, Paul tries to solve the puzzle that is Silva, although both boxing skills leave something to be desired.
The fact that Silva is one of the greatest fighters of the UFC of all time, but his advantage is doubtful, even after the victory of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Paul managed to pull off the veteran’s only crack on the CompuBox calculator. However, he was still down on the double-eyed card until the last round was played and gave the judges an excuse to expand the cards.
A looping right hand wreaked havoc with 2:20 left in the eighth round. Paul won 78-73 from Dennis O’Connell, 77-74 from Paul Calderon, and 78-73 from Chris Wilson.
Anderson Silva won until the penalty kick
With the knockout, 76-75 would be the most appropriate of all, as they are on track to win Silva or draw the best for the YouTuber.
Speaking after the fight, Jake Paul went into a complete delusional state, as he tends to do when adrenaline rushes into his brain cells.
“They’ll have something to say. ‘Fight a real boxer.’ I tried,” said Paul. “If I walk on water, people will say I can’t swim.
“There will always be enemies. There will always be critics. It’s a normal part of life when you do something and you succeed.
“I don’t care about it. This is just the beginning. I love Nate Diaz Canelo, and so do you. You said, ‘You can’t beat a striker. You can’t beat a legend like Anderson Silva.’ I just did it. So why can’t I beat Canelo?”
To answer that question for Paul, you have about two percent of the boxing knowledge and skills that Canelo Alvarez has. And this is generosity.
To even mention his name is a shrewd insult to boxing.
Jake Paul power
However, Paul thanks his chosen opponent and rides off again into the sunset, believing him to be a boxer. The motivation from those around him, and the network that gives him a platform, seems indescribable.
“It’s time to surrender. Hard work pays off. First of all, I want to say thank you to Anderson. He was my idol growing up. He inspired me to be great and he was the first super hero I ever met,” said the vlogging influencer and activist.
“Without him, we would not have fought this year. It’s a weird mofo story. I have nothing but respect for him.
“This shows that everyone watching at home is following your dreams. It’s not too late.
“I started boxing two and a half years ago as a professional and I just beat one of the biggest [non-boxers] because I care about this.”
Paul landed 51 of his 121 power punches (44%), while Silva landed 66 of his 176 power punches (38%).
Paul’s difference is his jab. He threw 215 of them, 140 more than Silva, and landed 32. Paul also gave himself to the body, with 30 punches of 83 power in the middle section.
Speaking about his game plan, if there was one, Paul said: “We were fighting and he caught him on the way out.
“He took a tough shot throughout the war. He was a true dog’s friend. You see what happens to anyone who meets him.
“He’s the toughest guy in the world, but I love that. I’m a real dog and I leave it all in the ring.
The saddest thing about the whole event was the commentary team, who obviously took training on how to react to the fight.
Paul could be Sugar Ray Robinson, Roy Jones Jr., or Vasily Lomachenko, the way the Showtime team put him on the mound.
The circus continues until Paul fights the boxer with a punch. Those who really love sports will be waiting for this day with sadness.
The opinions expressed in this article are the opinions of Phil Jay.
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