Eddie Hearn thinks it’s Jake Paul vs. the world because the YouTuber turned boxer prepares to combat Anderson Silva in a boxing match on Oct. 29 on the Gila River Area in Phoenix, Arizona.
Paul is seeking to set up himself as a professional expertise with a win over Silva however combat promoter Hearn thinks the 25-year-old has picked the mistaken opponent to silence his detractors.
Hearn admittedly doesn’t know a lot about Silva however thinks a win over the 47-year-old UFC legend does nothing to advance Paul’s profession or legitimize him within the eyes of those that declare he doesn’t belong on the pro-circuit.
Hearn is choosing Paul to win however doesn’t suppose the 25-year-old is doing himself any favors by combating one other former MMA champion with restricted expertise within the boxing ring.
“I don’t know sufficient about Anderson Silva — Anderson is , however he can field a bit by the sound of issues,” Hearn advised Ariel Helwani throughout a current look on The MMA Hour (h/t MMA Information). “I simply suppose that Jake’s been a bit unfortunate as a result of he was making an attempt to combat Tommy Fury, he was making an attempt to combat Hasim Rahman Jr., and that may have truly given him the power to say, ‘Really, it’s a must to respect me now as a boxer.’”
“To defeat Anderson Silva, whereas boxing continues to be a really spectacular a part of his repertoire, he’s nonetheless not a boxer, and he’s 47 years of age,” Hearn continued. “However he’s a troublesome man, he has an enormous profile, he can field, and I feel he’ll be aggressive. I don’t suppose he beats Jake, as a result of I feel Jake is younger, and I feel he can punch a bit, and I’m intrigued to observe, and I like what Jake’s doing. It’s sort of him towards the world.”
To Paul’s credit score, he did attempt to make a reputation for himself towards Tommy Fury and Hasim Rahman Jr., however neither of these pro-fighters made the stroll to the ring.
Paul is 5-0 in boxing with standout victories over former welterweight titleholders Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley, together with his most up-to-date win being a sixth-round knockout of ‘T-Wooden’ on the Amalie Area in Tampa, Florida, in Dec. 2021.