On October 29, YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul will reenter the ring to tackle a legendary opponent. Paul, who continues to be undefeated as knowledgeable boxer, will face longtime UFC titleholder Anderson Silva. One other influencer shall be featured as a part of the undercard: Mike Varshavski, identified on-line as Doctor Mike, will tackle skilled fighter Chris Avila.
Most Helpful Promotions is organizing the occasion, which can happen on the Gila River Area in Glendale, Arizona. For Paul, the conflict with Silva shall be a long-awaited return to skilled boxing. After defeating Tyron Woodly for the second time final 12 months, the youthful Paul brother scheduled a bout towards Hasim Rahman Jr., however the seasoned professional dropped out after he refused to go right down to 200 lbs. for the battle.
In Could, Varshavski outlasted Ian ‘iDubbbz’ Washburn in the principle card of an influencer boxing occasion known as the Creator Conflict. Now, he’ll make his skilled debut towards Avila, who’s shut pals with completed blended martial artist Nate Diaz. Varshavski — who entertains tens of millions of followers by commenting on well being traits and popular culture representations of medical doctors — has introduced that he’ll donate his pay for the October 29 battle to the Boys & Women Membership of Harlem.
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Silva, who held the UFC belt for two,457 straight days between 2006 and 2013, would be the most adorned fighter Paul has confronted to this point. Although the controversial YouTube star is stepping up the extent of his competitors, he nonetheless has a methods to go earlier than he’s totally acknowledged by the boxing group. Silva is 47, and like Avila, he’s well-known for blended martial arts (MMA) somewhat than boxing. That’s why at least one promoter has stated that the Silva battle received’t get Paul the popularity he deserves.
Paul has repeatedly tried to shake his status for boxing towards inferior competitors. Along with his scheduled showdown with Rahman, he additionally tried to ebook a date with British boxer Tommy Fury, however that plan was also scrapped. Maybe professional boxers are nervous in regards to the harm they’ll do to their reputations in the event that they get overwhelmed by this guy.
Although there are nonetheless questions on Paul’s pugilistic prowess, the outcomes of those two bouts may have massive implications for the influencer boxing pattern. If Paul can overcome Silva, he can present the world that he deserves to tackle a extra skilled boxer. And if Varshavski defeats Avila, extra creators shall be inspired to placed on gloves themselves.
The occasion shall be obtainable by way of Showtime pay-per-view.