‘I Respect Both’ – Anderson Silva Ready For a Fight Against Jake Paul or Logan Paul

Published 06/20/2021, 11:12 AM EDT


Jake Paul and Logan Paul now have a professional boxing record to their name. The Paul brothers are having a successful career so far. However, some from the MMA and boxing community don’t like the Paul brothers, but despite that, quite a few respect them for stepping inside the ring. Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva is one of them.

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MMA and boxing fans witnessed an intriguing clash between the UFC legend Anderson Silva and the boxing’s brightest, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. The fight was a professional boxing match scheduled for eight rounds, which went down under the ‘Tribute to the Kings’ banner. 

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46-year-old Silva showed exceptional boxing skills and claimed a spectacular split decision victory over Chavez Jr. In a post-fight interview with MMA Junkie, the interviewer asked Silva whether he is open to working with Jake Paul and Logan Paul. 

‘The Spider’ said, “Yes, absolutely. You know, I respect both. I have a great relationship with the Paul’s, the brothers, you know. And, yeah, I think this is possible too, you know, that’s entertaining. 

“It’s a fight, but it’s entertaining, you know. And the Logan, your brother is amazing guy, you know. The people like to see, then talk a lot about the guys, but he is a very good person, you know”.

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Anderson Silva might fight Logan Paul next in a boxing match.

Logan Paul recently fought the former pound-for-pound king and the undefeated 50-0 champ, Floyd Mayweather Jr., in an exhibition boxing match. As it was an exhibition bout, there was no official winner. However, many considered it a win for ‘The Maverick’ as he went to the distance against Mayweather.

Jun 6, 2021; Miami, Florida, USA; Floyd Mayweather Jr. (Green Trunks) fights Logan Paul (Yellow Trunks) during an exhibition boxing match at Hard Rock Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports

Logan Paul earned a lot of respect after his fight with Mayweather. Furthermore, he gained recognition in the boxing community. So, many are now open for a boxing match against ‘The Maverick’.

In the same interview, Silva also talked about a potential boxing match against Logan Paul. ‘The Spider’ said, “I respect both, and I respect the sport. I think everything is possible, and I think the next fight may be with Logan Paul, maybe”.

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If a boxing match between Silva and ‘The Maverick’ comes to fruition, it will for sure be interesting for the fans. And as history speaks for itself, fans might likely witness an intriguing clash between Anderson Silva and Logan Paul.

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What do you make of what the UFC legend Anderson Silva had to say about the Paul brothers? Will a boxing match between ‘The Spider’ and ‘The Maverick’ ever come to fruition?

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Arman Khan

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Arman Khan is a UFC author for EssentiallySports. He began following combat sports when Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor competed in 'The Money Fight' in 2017. 'The Notorious' attracted Arman to the UFC and he became an ardent fan of professional fighting as he could draw parallels with the action from his combat sports experience and break down techniques such as striking and striking defense lucidly for the casual fans.

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