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Jake Paul teases heavyweight move fight with Tyson Fury

Jake Paul teases heavyweight move, fight with Tyson Fury

YouTube sensation turned boxing star Jake Paul will have his hands full this weekend when he meets for UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva at the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona.

Ahead of the fight, arguably his toughest competition yet, Paul teased a move to heavyweight to face one of the all-time heavyweight greats in Tyson Fury.

In a series of Instagram posts where Paul put on a body suit that appeared to make him heavier, he said:

“In 6 days I fight Anderson Silva but, after that, fat Jake is moving up to the heavyweight division to fight my brotha from anotha mother @tysonfury. The heavyweight division been real quiet since this announcement👀”


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Paul had several fights booked against Fury’s brother Tommy Fury, only to have them cancelled each time they were booked.

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Often compared to the Muhammad Ali and Pelé of mixed martial arts, Silva authored one of the strongest resumes of any MMA fighter before returning to pro boxing in 2021. Silva holds the UFC record for the longest title reign in the organization’s history: 2,457 days; the most consecutive UFC victories: 16 and the most finishes in UFC title fights: nine. Known for his superb striking ability in the cage, Silva (34-11, 1 NC in mixed martial arts) has found success as he’s transitioned to boxing in a remarkable second act of his career. The Brazilian announced his return as a world-class boxer in June 2021 when he soundly defeated former middleweight boxing champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., via split decision that wasn’t as close as the scores indicated.

After scheduled bouts with pro boxers Tommy Fury and Hasim Rahman Jr. were scuttled, Paul (5-0, 4 KOs) will square off against arguably a far tougher opponent. With deft footwork and an educated jab, Silva showed against Chavez that he is near the peak of his striking powers in what shapes up to be one of the most intriguing bouts of 2022.

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