Former UFC champion Anderson silva who is currently in the boxing world competing against some top athletes has shown interest in boxing against the YouTuber turned professional boxer, Logan Paul. Silva retired from the UFC after losing his last fight against Uriah Hall. He then started looking for a platform to fight in the boxing ring. Soon he got the opportunity to box against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and also won the fight via decision. Now the former MMA legend and the new boxing star Anderson Silva stated that he admires the Paul brothers and would someday love to compete against Logan Paul.
In his recent interview, he praised both Logan Paul and Jake Paul for the attention and the money they both are generating by their boxing events. Jake Paul recently fought former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and won via decision. Whereas Logan Paul went toe-to-toe against Floy Mayweather and lost via decision.
“They did a good job, Tyron did a good job. I think Paul, Logan doing hard job and working hard,” Silva told Submission Radio. “And let me tell you something important, the Paul brothers made the new opportunity for people thinking about how entertaining is not about proving nothing to anybody, it’s just to put two big names inside the ring and doing the big show. And of course you’ve got the talk show. Logan talks a lot, your brother talks a lot, but this is entertaining, this is good. Because in the final day, when you see the life for these two kids, these are good guys, they’re not bad people. They just try to bring for every single person, especially your fans on YouTube and Instagram and everything, more entertainment. And I respect both, and I think the fight was very interesting.”
“The guy is working hard. The guy made the job hard, and I think it’s important for people to fight with these both guys,” Silva said. “Working hard, working hard. Take the training very serious, because the kids proved it’s not a joke. The kids didn’t go inside the ring for a joke, and everybody saw that.”
“It’s an entertainment game. It’s not boxing at the same level as the professional, amazing and great boxers. That’s a different level. That’s ranking. You don’t have rankings, you don’t have title belt. It’s only for entertaining. And that’s a different sport, that’s a different level. It’s boxing, but it’s a different level. It’s not the same level for Canelo or Triple G or Pacquiao. It’s a different. It’s different, it’s completely different. The people need to understand that.”
Anderson Silva then also shared his thought about the fight with Logan Paul.
“Everything is possible,” Silva said. “A lot of people are talking about this fight with Logan. I think it’s good because Logan is a very good guy, very entertaining, smart. The Paul brothers are very good guys, very smart guys and doing something good for us. It’s an entertaining show and we’ll see. Everything is possible.”
Anderson Silva is now scheduled to fight Tito Ortiz in a 195-pound, 8-round boxing match at Triller Fight Club on September 11.
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