Anderson Silva Asks Fight Fans to Respect Jake and Logan Paul

Published 09/14/2021, 6:33 AM EDT
May 19, 2021 —- MMA legend Anderson “The Spider” Silva works out Wednesday in his first-ever Boxing Media Day. Silva shadow boxed, hit the mitts – speed bag – heavy bag and afterwards took questions from the media. Silva will fight outside of the Octagon for the first time since 2006. He will take on Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. in a professional boxing match in Guadalajara, Mexico, live on PPV Saturday, June 19th in an event titled “Tribute to the Kings”. Silva will fight on the same card that sees the legendary Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. take on Hector “Machito” Camacho, Jr. in a special boxing exhibition. Also on the card will be Omar Chavez who will take on Ramon Alvarez in the rubber match of their trilogy. Promoted by Borizteca Boxing and Toscano Promotions, “Tribute to The Kings” will be live on Pay-Per-View and is being produced by Global Sports Streaming. Chavez Jr. vs. Silva – Tribute to the Kings – will be available for live viewing on cable, satellite and digital Pay Per View, starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, on for a suggested retail price of only $39.99. Integrated Sports Media and Joe Hand Promotions will distribute throughout North America via DirecTV, iN Demand, Vubiquity, DISH, SaskTel, Rogers, Shaw PPV and via the FITE.TV website and app in the United States, Canada and select markets world-wide. Photo credit : Chris Farina – ChrisFarina.com, chrisfarinaphoto


Former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, sat down for an interview with Renee Paquette and Miesha Tate at the Throwing Down Podcast. Silva, who just defeated Tito Ortiz in a boxing match last weekend, has called out the YouTube stars, Jake and Logan Paul, for a fight next.

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Jake Paul recently earned a decision win against the former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley, inside the squared ring. Logan, on the other hand, fought Floyd Mayweather in an exhibition bout and went the full distance against the consensus greatest boxer of all time.

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While many have been skeptical about the Paul brothers, Silva has called for some respect for the reality star duo, saying they have opened a big window of opportunity for many.

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This is very interesting fight. They both did good. This is such smart kids,” said Silva when asked about him calling out. “People talk a lot about the Paul brothers, but people need to respect. Because the kids opened the door for everything for people think about,” he added.

It’s not real real fight boxing. It’s show, this is entertaining. And why not? A lot of people waiting for see good people fighting,” Silva said further. “This is amazing. Everything is brand new, and that’s good,” he concluded.

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Will Anderson Silva fight either of the Paul brothers next?

While they have been fighting real fighters, they are yet to take on anybody like Silva in a real fight. The duo has chosen their opponents very carefully till now. Logan Paul fought Floyd Mayweather, but it was an exhibition clash. Meanwhile, Jake Paul (24) has fought a YouTuber, a former NBA star, a grappler, and a 39-year-old former UFC champion.

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul fights Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)

Meanwhile, Silva has looked incredible since his transition from MMA to boxing. Prior to smoking Ortiz, he beat former world champion boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

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Hence, it remains to be seen if either of the Paul brothers actually takes the risk of stepping inside the ring with a striking wizard like Silva. What do you think?

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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