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Anderson Silva discusses the probability of losing to Jake Paul and wants kickboxing fight next


At the end of the month, Anderson Silva, a former UFC champion, will face Jake Paul. Everyone has that puncher's chance in combat sports, and even a fighter with less experience like "The Problem Child" can pull off an unexpected victory.


In a recent interview with the Nelk Boys on the Full Send podcast, Silva discussed his approach to the fight despite the prospect of losing to a former YouTuber who is now 5-0 in professional boxing.


At the end of the month, Anderson Silva, a former UFC champion, will face Jake Paul. Everyone has that puncher's chance in combat sports, and even a fighter with less experience like "The Problem Child" can pull off an unexpected victory.


In a recent interview with the Nelk Boys on the Full Send podcast, Silva discussed his approach to the fight despite the prospect of losing to a former YouTuber who is now 5-0 in professional boxing.


The 47-year-old Silva has made it more about respecting the sport than anything else after resuming his pro boxing career in 2021.


“I don’t know (if) I go knock out Jake Paul or not. But I promise I go prove my respect for boxing world. That’s my goal. I train with the GOAT Olympic game guy in boxing. That’s why I train (with) professional boxers. That’s why I do my best every day.


“That’s what I need to do, prove my respect for boxing. Boxing’s very interesting because not to disrespect other sports, but in boxing, a lot of people die to make the sport huge. A lot of people lost everything to make the sport huge.


“I can’t come to the sport and don’t do my best and prove my respect for boxing. It’s not about knocking out Jake Paul or knocking out other opponents. It’s just go inside and prove your respect for boxing.”


Since then, Silva has gone 2-0 (and altogether, 3-1 in pro boxing), taking down Tito Ortiz and Julio Cesar Chavez, two other former UFC champions. Additionally, he wants another fight after the Jake Paul boxing contest, but with different regulations this time.


“I go talk to Jake and say, ‘Let’s go do one more fight, but exhibition, kickboxing. You kick me, I can kick you. But I promise I don’t go kick you hard."


Silva vs. Paul happens on October 29 in Arizona.

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