Logan Paul is in talks to fight in a boxing match against UFC legend Anderson Silva (who is 20 years his senior!) in a boxing match later this year.
- Logan Paul is in talks to fight UFC legend Anderson Silva in boxing this year
- The YouTuber took on boxing icon Floyd Mayweather in an eight round match wedstrijd
- Paul, 26, survived and defied odds against the undefeated fighter
- Silva, 46, took up boxing and defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr last month
- Paul revealed that The Spider was his idol growing up in Ohio as a kid
Logan Paul is in talks with Anderson Silva about a crossover fight later this year, the YouTube star’s manager has confirmed.
Paul, 26, set foot in the ring last month to take on boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in a controversial eight-round exhibition at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida.
The American had only fought professionally once before meeting Mayweather, losing to fellow internet star KSI. However, Paul defied expectations and survived the duration of the eight-round contest.
Logan Paul (L) is in talks to fight UFC legend Anderson Silva (R) in a boxing fight later this year
Paul, 24, won praise for surviving eight rounds with Floyd Mayweather and is a PPV star
Paul, along with younger brother Jake, has made great strides in boxing and his fight with Mayweather netted over a million PPV purchases despite his lack of boxing experience.
And UFC legend Silva has been linked to a boxing fight with the YouTube star, with the 46-year-old calling out the American after his win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, despite being 20 years older than him.
Silva, who was let go by the UFC after a string of losses, disrupted his chances of sweeping the floor with the Mexican boxer last month and has his sights set on another attempt at the sport, this time against a much less experienced opponent.
Silva, 46, defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr last month and has called the YouTuber up for a fight
Paul revealed he idolized the former UFC champion as a youngster
Paul’s manager has confirmed that ESPN that talks were underway between the YouTuber and the former UFC middleweight champion to meet, and the fight is expected to take place later this year if the talks succeed.
Meanwhile, Paul revealed this week that he idolized Silva before he rose to fame as an internet personality.
“Everyone has the moment, right? Where you meet a celebrity. The first celebrity I ever met and photographed was Anderson Silva,” he said said. “He was so famous, I was so excited.”
Reflecting on Silva’s call, Paul said, “I’ve seen it. I look at this interview and I think, “How the hell is Anderson Silva’s goal to fight me?”
“Growing up, I wanted to be Anderson Silva.”