Jake Paul has always been part of huge boxing matches and he always manages to build up a ton of hype for his matches. Jake Paul also loves trash-talking his opponents before his matches and it has proven to be an effective strategy.
Anderson Silva is considered one of the greatest fighters in MMA history for good reason. He went up against many top names in the MMA world when he used to be active. After his release from UFC back in 2020, Silva hasn’t been quiet and is not finished in combat sports at all.
Paul then announced that he will be squaring off against ‘The Spider’ on October 29th in Phoenix, Arizona, at the Gila River Arena. While speaking with MMA Weekly, Silva revealed that he was knocked out twice on his last day of sparring for the match.
“I’m training hard for win — I’m training with the good boxers, high-level, and five guys come to help me. And the last sparring with [my sparring partner], he is knocked me out two times, and when I finish my training, I talked to my coach and even said, ‘Coach, let me tell you something, why the guys knock me out two times?’ And the coach said, ‘You need to prepare for war, and you prepare for war.’”
MMA Fighting reached out to Silva’s coach, Luiz Carlos Dorea, where he denied Silva being knocked out, making it clear the match will take place.
“What I can say is that didn’t happen. Thank God we follow all the steps in training and Anderson did excellent sparring [sessions]. He’s 100 percent for the fight.”
If a combatant is 37 or older, they must cross extra hurdles should they want to compete in the state of Arizona. And among the tests and forms, these athletes must reveal when they suffered “their most recent knockout. In SIlva’s case, the state could deny him a boxing license, thereby rendering him unable to compete against Jake Paul.
“In Arizona, fighters over the age of 36 are required to receive approval from the commission in order to be licensed, submitting a stress test performed by a doctor, a clearance letter and a electrocardiogram (ECG) to demonstrate cardiovascular health,” the outlet wrote.
“In general, fighters are also required to submit to concussion baseline testing. On the physical exam form all fighters are required to submit, fighters are asked the date of their most recent knockout, the longest duration of unconsciousness, and whether they’ve been knocked out in any other sport ‘or in any other way.’”
We certainly hope the boxing match does not get cancelled as fans have been eagerly waiting for the two to duke it out with each other.
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