John McCarthy has given his tackle how a possible boxing matchup between Jake Paul and Anderson Silva would play out.
Jake Paul has gone 4-0 since turning professional in 2020. He already holds two wins over former UFC fighters, having knocked out Ben Askren and edged a choice victory over Tyron Woodley final month.
In the meantime, Anderson Silva’s contract with the UFC got here to an finish in 2020. He is additionally made the selection to transition into boxing.
‘The Spider’ convincingly defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. through a choice in June. And simply final weekend, the Brazilian brutally knocked Tito Ortiz out within the first spherical of their conflict beneath the Triller banner.
Each Jake Paul and Anderson Silva are in an analogous weight class and have comparable boxing data. Thus, many followers are calling for a battle to be booked between the 2 males.
Nevertheless, John McCarthy believes it might be a nasty thought for Jake Paul to simply accept a conflict with the UFC legend. Talking on episode eight of Weighing Interjection, McCarthy said:
“That is the man that’ll whip your a**. Look, at 46 years of age, Anderson Silva has confirmed that he nonetheless has the talents. He nonetheless has pace. He nonetheless has the flexibility to maneuver in a means that solely an elite striker can transfer.”
While Jake Paul is undefeated, his wins have been in opposition to fighters who aren’t usually at residence within the boxing ring. With that in thoughts, McCarthy added:
“As you noticed whenever you watched Jake Paul in opposition to Tyron Woodley, he would not have all of the talent set essential to cope with an elite striker. Anderson Silva could be an issue for him. It will be an actual downside when a 46-year-old man beats you.”
Josh Thomson believes Jake Paul could be ‘silly’ to take the battle’
John McCarthy’s co-host and former MMA fighter Josh Thomson additionally had some ideas on the matchup. He said that Paul would have a really low likelihood of defeating ‘The Spider’.
With that in thoughts, he believes ‘The Downside Baby’ could be a idiot to take the matchup. Thomson would not imagine Paul has the size to succeed in Silva’s chin. And given the opponents the YouTuber has focused up to now, the previous UFC fighter cannot see Paul vs. SIlva being made.
You possibly can take a look at the total episode of Weighing Interjection with Josh Thomson and John McCarthy beneath: