HubbardWrestlingWeekly© Anderson Silva vs. Jake Paul Preview & Prediction

9:25 AM: Tonight live on Fite TV pay-per-view the journey of youtube sensation and boxing upstart Jake Paul (5-0) continues as he looks to remain undefeated in the squared circle against one of the greatest combat sports athletes of all time, former UFC Middleweight champion of the world, and the man who holds the record for the longest title reign in UFC history, Anderson Silva (3-1 Boxing, 34-11 MMA).   This event will take place live at Gila River Arena in Glendale, Arizona on a pay-per-view basis brought to you by Fite TV and Showtime.


To start off as a youtube personality, and build the public’s interest in you as a fighter from absolutely nothing, to main eventing pay-per-views with former combat sports world champions is something to be respected. Hubbard Wrestling Weekly© has been following Jake Paul’s rise to superstardom, and though that journey is not complete, it is in full motion with much anticipation of what is next.   With wins against NBA slam dunk champion Nate Robinson and former UFC fighter Ben Askren under his belt, in 2021, Paul made the boxing world take some notice with back to back wins against former UFC World Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley, the second of which by sensational 1-punch knockout.  Paul now attempts to enhance his unblemished record and boxing reputation by what many people say is a step up in class tonight on FITE TV pay-per-view as he will go 1 on 1 with the legendary Anderson Silva in an 8-round at 187 pound weight agreement.


Undoubtedly Anderson Silva is considered one of the greatest of all time in Mixed Martial Arts, and is arguably the greatest MMA competitor of all time. He now prepares this evening for his 5th boxing outing, the most impressive of which to this point was a split decision victory over former WBC Middleweight Champion of the World Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr in June 0f 2021. At 47 years of age, Silva will face a man 22 years his junior, where his opponent, though respectful of Silva, says he will knock him out.  It is without question, legends show up in legendary moments, and it is possible for Silva to win, however will the hand speed in a traditional boxing event be sustainable against the younger and presumably better conditioned man? We will find out tonight on Fite TV/Showtime Pay-Per-View.  


Jake Paul, in this writer’s opinion, should have earned the respect of the boxing world for his punching power. The knockout of Woodley in their 2nd fight is believed to have turns at least some of the doubters into supporters, and thought he still has a way to go before he considered a true boxing contender, it should be commended his work ethic and passion for the sweet science.   Tonight, with the world watching, Jake Paul has an opportunity to defeat a legend. That is a major thing, because regardless of whatever stage of his career a fight fan or historian would consider Anderson Silva to be, he is still Anderson Silva! With that comes experience, skills, and preparation that could set the combat sports world into shock should he defeat his 25-year old opponent this evening. 


Hubbard Wrestling Weekly© official prediction:  This will not be a walk-off homerun-type knockout win for either fighter. Both Paul and Silva have something to prove.  Silva is out to prove his has still got that ‘It-Factor’ that made him one of the most beloved fighters in history. Paul is out to prove he is a legitimate fighter who wants to be respected as such. That being said, this writer doesn’t see either fighter being dominated. Tonight you will not be in for a one-sided affair.   Jake Paul wins by split-decision. 


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