Cleveland’s Jake Paul set for Saturday showdown with Anderson Silva

Published: Oct. 27, 2022 at 7:32 PM EDT
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CLEVELAND, Ohio (WOIO) - Jake Paul of Cleveland will take on 47-year-old UFC legend Anderson Silva in a boxing match Saturday night in Glendale, AZ.

Paul (5-0) is fighting at a catchweight of 187 pounds.

Silva (3-1) will also be fighting at 187 pounds. Silva finished his UFC career at 31-11, with 22 wins coming as a result of a TKO.

Paul spoke with 19 News reporter Mark Schwab via Zoom Thursday night, saying Saturday night’s fight will be a “really, really tough test.”

“It’ll be a tough test, but I’m prepared.”

Paul also issued a challenge for his opponent in a video posted on his Twitter page:

The bout will air on Showtime PPV on Oct. 29 at 9 p.m. EST.