The match between Jake Paul and Anderson Silva will take place this weekend, on October 29 at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona.
Before the fight, it was announced that the competition has become the most profitable boxing competition in the history of the arena. It also became the second highest grossing martial arts event in the venue’s history.
Paul vs. Silva is currently following last year’s UFC 263 pay-per-view, which was headlined by a UFC middleweight title fight between Marvin Vettori and Israel Adesanya.
A statement released by Boxing Scene said:
“The event’s total ticket revenue currently tops all previous UFC events and sits between two UFC events, trailing only UFC 263 for the highest-grossing event in history.” scene.”
It is worth noting that there are still four days left for the Paul vs. Silva could also become the biggest main eventer in Desert Diamond Arena history.
Anderson Silva talks about his fight with Jake Paul
Anderson Silva has been in the fight business for a long time but has never faced anyone like Jake Paul. The ‘Problem Boy’ went from the world of social media to the world of boxing and has been growing ever since.
During a recent interview with TMZ Sports, Silva talked about his upcoming fight with Jake Paul. During the meeting, he was asked about the betting odds for the bout as well.
It is worth noting that the odds are in favor of Paul going into the fight. As Oddschecker‘Problem Boy’ is a -150 favorite to win, while Anderson Silva is a +145 underdog.
However, Silva suggested that he did not think about the odds and focused on training:
“I don’t put this in my mind, I train hard every day, because fighters fight. I have good and bad experiences in fighting sports, I lost, I won, I broke my leg, I fight with each other. My ribs are broken. Nothing surprises me more… I went to have fun and try to do something special for my fans and the new generation and my generation.
Watch Anderson Silva’s interview below: