The next chapter in Jake Paul's boxing career will take place this Saturday when he gets in the ring with UFC legend Anderson Silva.
Paul will look to improve his professional boxing record to 6-0 against Silva, who will be entering the ring for the fifth time. The Brazilian is 3-1 as a boxer, on top of his 34-11 (1) record in mixed martial arts.
This will be Paul's toughest challenge to date. Will he be up for the challenge?
Let's take a look at the latest odds for the fight, and then I'll tell you why Paul will suffer his first loss as a "professional" boxer.
Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva Odds
- Jake Paul -154
- Anderson Silva +120
The odds above are courtesy of FanDuel Sportsbook.
Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva Prediction
Jake Paul's undefeated boxing record is finally coming to an end this week.
Don't get it twisted, he's a talented boxer and has a skillset, but for the first time ever, he'll be competing against someone who has actually boxed before. So far on his record, he has wins over a YouTuber, an NBA player, a wrestler/mixed martial artist who was notorious for having terrible boxing, and a former UFC fighter who has become terrified to throw a punch.
Sure, Anderson Silva is getting up there in age, but he has a boxing win over legendary boxer Julio Cesar Chaves Jr. last year. He is also someone who thrived with his boxing ability during his mixed martial arts career.
Silva's head movement and footwork will be head and shoulders beyond anything that Paul has seen in his boxing career, and I'm shocked that the former UFC middleweight champion is listed as the underdog in this fight.
Silva will win to the relief of combat sports fans around the world.
Pick: Anderson Silva +120
You can track Iain's bets on Betstamp here.