On Saturday, the most popular celebrity boxer on the planet steps back into the ring when Jake Paul battles UFC legend Anderson Silva. Paul hasn’t fought in a long time, which might explain why Jake isn’t more of a favorite. Silva is known for his capoeira fighting style in the Octagon. As a boxer, Silva has fought and beaten a former contender in Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Keep reading for a preview of Paul versus Silva and then check back on Friday for analysis and a free Boxing Betting pick.
Celebrity Boxing Update: Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva Preview
Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva Lines and Event Info
- When: Saturday, Oct. 29 at 9:00 pm ET
- Where: Desert Diamond Arena, Glendale, AZ
- TV/Streaming: Showtime PPV
- Betting Odds: Silva +127 / Jake Paul -178
Who is Jake Paul?
YouTuber, actor, rapper, Jake Paul does it all. In the past couple of years, Paul has become a real boxer. Jake believes he has the talent to win a championship belt one day, which is why JP goes against the best boxer he has yet faced, former UFC middleweight titlist Anderson Silva.
The “Problem Child” has a lot of power as evidenced by his 4 knockout victories in 5 fights. In his last, Jake knocked out Woodley with a beautiful right hand.
Jake Paul 5-0 with 4 KO wins
- W – KO R6 vs. Tyron Woodley
- W – SD R8 vs. Tyron Woodley
- W – TKO R1 vs. Ben Askren
- W – KO R2 vs. Nate Robinson
- W – TKO R1 vs. Ali Eson Gib
Who is Anderson Silva?
One of the best UFC fighters of all time, Anderson Silva ruled mixed-martial-arts. Of the MMA fighters who have turned to boxing, no doubt, Silva is the best. He demolished fellow mixed-martial artist Tito Ortiz in his last bout.
The 46-year-old Silva also has a victory against a former professional boxer, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Versus Chaves Jr., Silva proved he can maintain his composure, use his jab, and win a decision.
Anderson Silva 3-1 with 2 KO wins
- W – KO R1 vs. Tito Ortiz
- W – SD R8 vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
- W – KO R2 vs. Julio Cesar de Jesus
- L – RTD R1 vs. Omar Luis Teixeira
Where is the money going in Silva versus Paul?
One would think after Jake Paul’s tremendous knockout victory that he’d be a much bigger chalk to beat Anderson Silva then the odds indicate. At first, maybe, Paul was.
But the odds appear to be going in Silva’s favor. The reason is because Silva has much better footwork than Jake Paul. Silva isn’t an MMA fighter like Ben Askren or Tyron Woodley.
Those guys are disciplined in wrestling, grappling, and traditional striking. Silva is a student of capoeira, a Brazilian dance that relies on tremendous balance.
It was natural for Anderson to translate his capoeira training to MMA. Anybody who has seen Silva box knows he’s been able to transfer his capoeira style to boxing.
The money appears to be going to Silva. We shouldn’t be surprised if Jake becomes less of a favorite than he is now.
Make sure to check back on Friday for Silva versus Paul expert analysis and a free pick.