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Jake Paul faces off Anderson Silva During their press conference in LA: ‘It’s my toughest fight yet.



For the first time ever, Jake Paul and Anderson Silva met yesterday to promote their impending boxing battle in Glendale, Arizona.


Paul, 25, and Silva, 47, engaged in a thrilling face-off in front of the cameras during a press conference at NeueHouse Hollywood where both competitors responded to queries from former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight championship contender Chael Sonnen.


“I do think so, I think this could be the biggest payday of his career,” Paul said. “Just because this is like my first big fight. As crazy as that sounds, all the other fights have been decent, but this is the first big, big fight, with another massive name that brings a ton of business to the table."


Tyron Woodley never really sold that many pay-per-views. Ben Askren didn’t sell any PPVs. Nate Robinson never fought. [AnEsonGib] doesn’t sell PPVs – the stadium was empty when Gib fought. So this is the first time I’m fighting someone who brings just as much to the table as I do.”



When asked if Silva's paycheck or his own was the cause of the smile on his face, Paul was evasive.


“Oh, I don’t know It would be great,” he said. “I want the event to do well, obviously.”


Paul has a perfect boxing record of 5-0, including knockout wins against Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren, both former MMA champions. After his two previous fights with Tommy Fury and Hasim Rahman Jr. were abruptly postponed, the YouTube sensation is eager to return to the ring.


The 47-year-old former middleweight champion of the UFC has some professional boxing background. Since making a comeback to the ring last year, "The Spider" is 2-0 with victories over former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz in back-to-back fights.


On October 29, Paul vs. Silva will take place at Glendale, Arizona's Gila River Arena

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