Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva fight results: Live boxing updates, scorecard, start time, undercard, Showtime PP – CBS Sports

Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva fight results: Live boxing updates, scorecard, start time, undercard, Showtime PP - CBS Sports

GLENDALE, Arizona – Combat sports have a long history of older fighters being nurtured to the next young lion on the rise. In just his sixth pro fight, Jake Paul did his best to make sure youth was served on Saturday night against MMA legend Anderson Silva.

Paul (6-0, 4 KOs), the 25-year-old social media influencer turned boxer, rallied for a knockout in the final round to cement an eight-round unanimous decision in the main event of Desert Diamond’s Showtime PPV card. Arena. Paul took home scores of 77-74 and 78-73 (twice) against the 47-year-old Silva, the former UFC middleweight champion.

“It’s a surreal moment. Hard work pays off,” said Paul. “I want to say thank you to Anderson. He was my idol growing up and he inspired me to be great. Without him, we wouldn’t have had a fight this year. He’s a tough mofo, like really. I have a lot of respect for him.”

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Paul has long been criticized during his surprise turn to pugilism for not fighting a real boxer. He tried twice to close 2021 but scheduled fights against Tommy Fury and Hasim Rahman Jr. fell apart A fight with Silva (3-2, 2 KOs in boxing), an opponent many Paul critics said would never fight, suddenly came together, prompted by Silva’s 2021 upset of former middleweight champion Julio Caesar Chavez Jr.

Silva, a native of Brazil, was game throughout and looked like he might steal some close passes by rallying to support Paul in the final 30 seconds with powerful shots. But Paul’s size and youth ultimately won out as Silva was forced to mostly fight in places due to his age.

“I worked hard to put on a special show for everyone here,” Silva said. “I say thank you for everyone coming. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose but I keep training hard because I was born for this.”

Paul outscored Silva, 83 to 79, according to CompuBox. He dropped Silva in Round 8 with a counter right hand and landed 42 percent of his power shots overall (including 30 to 13 edge to the body.

CBS Sports was with you all the way on Saturday, so be sure to follow the live results and highlights below.

Fight card, results

Paul vs. Silva scorecard, live coverage

Paul 10 9 10 9 9 9 10 10 76
Silva 9 10 9 10 10 10 9 8 75

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