Jake Paul is set to fight Anderson Silva in October in Phoenix.
The YouTuber is taking on the Brazilian-American boxer after two of his opponents, Tommy Fury and Hasim Rahman Jr cancelled.
Both of them will face off at the Gila River Arena on October 29, three months after the original fight was due to take place in July.
As we get closer to the much-anticipated fight, let’s compare the opponents’ heights and weights…
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Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva’s height
Jake is 6 ft 1 (185 cm). Anderson is slightly taller, at 6 ft 2 (188 cm).
The YouTuber has a reach of 76 in (196 cm), compared to the boxer’s 77 1/2 in (197 cm).
Anderson is 20 years older than the social media star, at 47 compared to Jake’s 25.
The fight will take place over eight three-minute rounds and see Jake trying to bag his sixth boxing victory.
Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva’s weight
For his last five fights, Jake weighed in at 190 lb (13 st 5 lb). In comparison, the former UFC Middleweight Champion comes in at 185 lb (13 st 2 lb).
Anderson, who is nicknamed The Spider, has fought in Middleweight and Light Heavyweight, so his weight has varied over his career.
The upcoming fight will have a 187 lbs weight limit, which was requested by Anderson’s team as the 47-year-old was asked to cut to 175 lbs for his fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Speaking to ESPN about the weight limit, Jake said: “The plan is for me to fight at 185 lb going forward and that’s what I wanted this fight at given it was the weight Anderson Silva fought at during his reign as the most dominant UFC champion ever.”
“Anderson’s team asked if we could set the weight at 187, two pounds more than what I wanted. That level of professionalism and precision is appreciated, and of course I agreed to his request,” he continued.
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How to watch the fight
If you want to see the fight in person, tickets go on sale Wednesday, September 14. However, specific information and prices hasn’t been revealed yet.
The fight will also be streamed on Showtime PPV to watch at home. You will have to pay, but prices haven’t been released at the time of writing this.
Showtime pay-preview can be streamed on the Showtime website, app, via Amazon Fire TV, Android TV, Apple TV, Roku and Xbox ONE.
“I believe this will be the biggest combat event of the year and will truly make history in the sport forever. See you on October 29.” the 47-year-old said in a statement.
Jake added: “Every expert, from MMA to boxing, has said Jake Paul won’t fight Anderson Silva. They said Jake Paul is afraid of Anderson Silva, and Jake Paul would lose to Anderson Silva. Well, to all the non-believers – Jake Paul is fighting Anderson Silva.”
“It’s an honor to have the opportunity to share the ring with the greatest UFC striker of all time. On Saturday, October 29, I will walk humbly into the ring, touch gloves with a living legend and do my best to exterminate ‘The Spider.’”
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