Jack Paul faces the toughest test of his burgeoning boxing career as he takes on UFC legend Anderson Silva in a blockbuster bout.
After Paul saw fights with Tommy Fury and Hassim Rahman Jr called off within the last year, ‘The Problem Child’ is finally back in the ring taking on the former UFC Middleweight Champion.
Paul, the American social media personality turned boxer, saw his proposed bout with Fury called off after the Briton encountered a Visa issue, while Rahmen Jr and Paul couldn’t agree on a weight limit for their clash.
Now the US star goes up against Silva, a 47-year-old who holds the record for the longest title reign in UFC history at 2,457 days.
Their eight round fight will be contested at a catchweight of 187lbs.
Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva date and start time:
The fight is set to take place on Saturday, October 29, at the Desert Diamond Arena in Arizona.
For UK fans the card will begin from 1am on Sunday morning, with Paul vs Silva expected at around 4am.
How to watch Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva
The fight will be available to watch in the UK through Fite TV, with the PPV price set at $19.99 (£17.50).
Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva live stream:
It can also be live streamed through the Fite TV app, which can be downloaded onto your tablet or mobile phone.
US viewers can access the fight on Showtime PPV, which will show the full fight for $60.
Rather than unleashing the traditional barrage of insults towards his opponent, Paul has shown Silva nothing but respect in their build up to the clash.
The US-born Youtube sensation said: “Anderson Silva is the nicest guy in the world and we love him.
“If my opponent is a d***head, I’m going to treat him like a d***head and beat his ass and I think people have seen that side of me.
“But I respect this man. I’m still going to knock him out, but respectfully knock him out.”
Anderson Silva added: “When I’m done, I’m done.
“I just close the door, this is part of my past, thank you, and I’m out. But right now, I’m good.
“I’m continuing doing something very good, doing sparring with good kids, professional fighters, Olympic champions.”