Eddie Hearn says Jake Paul's win over Anderson Silva won't give him credibility
by FARUK IMAMOVIC | VIEW 376
At the end of the tenth month, Jake Paul will have the most difficult challenge in his fighting career so far. Then the veteran and true legend Anderson Silva is waiting for him, and against him, he will try to maintain his unblemished record of five wins and no losses.
Paul was not lucky with the last few opponents. He was supposed to fight Tommy Fury first, but that fight was canceled due to Fury's legal problems, and then Paul's team arranged a fight against Hasim Rahman Jr., but that match was also canceled due to Hasim's inability to cut weight.
Although many consider Silva to be Paul's toughest opponent to date, Eddie Hearn doesn't think so. On the contrary, he declared that this match will bring him absolutely nothing, and he was a guest on "The MMA Hour" with Ariel Helwani.
Anderson Silva is still not a "boxer"
“I don’t know enough about Anderson Silva — Anderson is , but he can box a bit by the sound of things,” Hearn said. “I just think that Jake’s been a bit unlucky because he was trying to fight Tommy Fury, he was trying to fight Hasim Rahman Jr., and that would have actually given him the ability to say, ‘Actually, you have to respect me now as a boxer.’ “To defeat Anderson Silva, while boxing is still a very impressive part of his repertoire, he’s still not a boxer, and he’s 47 years of age,” Hearn continued.
“But he’s a tough guy, he has a huge profile, he can box, and I think he’ll be competitive. I don’t think he beats Jake, because I think Jake is young, and I think he can punch a bit, and I’m intrigued to watch, and I like what Jake’s doing.
It’s kind of him against the world”. Although it is true that Silva is not primarily a boxer, he is certainly the best fighter that Paul has faced so far and if nothing else, it will be an interesting match for the audience.