Last Updated on November 3, 2022 11:55 pm by Gambyl Nation Editorial Team
This Saturday, October 29th, we travel right to the Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Arizona, as we get another one of the Paul Brothers’ fights in Boxing, and this time, the opponent is a fighter who can and will likely cause problems.
In this main event, we get Jake Paul, who has been getting cocky after beating former MMA fighters Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley in his previous boxing encounters.
His opponent is Anderson “The Spider” Silva, who is not only an MMA Legend but a fighter who has managed to make a statement in boxing after beating Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the Ring.
Boxing Preview – Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva – Betting Odds & Free Pick – Info
When: Saturday, October 29th at 9:00 pm ET
- Date: Saturday, October 29
- Main card: 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. BST
- Main event ringwalks (approx): 11 p.m. ET / 3 a.m. GMT
Important! The main card is set to get underway at 8 p.m. ET / 1 a.m. BST with the main event ringwalks scheduled for 11 p.m. ET and 3 a.m. GMT due to the clocks going back one hour in the UK. Timings could change due to the length of the undercard fights.
Moneyline odds: Jake Paul -212 / Anderson Silva +150
Where To Watch: SHOWTIME
Why Bet on Jake Paul
Paul is only 25 years old and always seems to elevate his profile even higher in pursuit of the “bag”.
Many people saw his debut in January 2020 as a circus act and didn’t take him seriously when he said he was dedicating himself to the sport.
That fight against Ali Eson Gib sparked a fire in Paul, and he was ready to prove to the world that they were underestimating him.
After two consecutive internet-breaking knockouts of Nate Robinson & Ben Askren, everyone started to take Paul more seriously and began to wonder if he had some real skills.
Why Bet on Anderson Silva
Silva is a legend in combat sports, he is 47 years old, and this fight takes place in the squared circle and not in an octagon.
Silva has had only four other professional boxing matches but comes in with momentum from the two fights he had last year.
In June 2021, Silva defeated former champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. by earning a decision but, more importantly, showed real boxing skills by manhandling the son of a legend.
Final Betting Analysis – Jake Paul vs. Anderson Silva
There appears to be a misconception among members of the boxing community that Silva is just another MMA fighter masquerading as a boxer.
This could not be further from the truth.
No reasonable person is suggesting that Silva is a championship-caliber boxer, but the sweet science is woven into the DNA of his MMA.
Silva ranks among the best strikers in MMA history.
His head movement is legendary, regularly dropping his hands and employing techniques ripped straight from “The Matrix.”
Paul is very much a novice boxer and relies heavily on his jab as a set-up for crosses and hooks.
Jake certainly has power, but such basic strategies will be exploited by Silva’s superior head movement, footwork, angles, and feints.
Silva is also a very fuel-efficient fighter, if Paul is reserved, he should pick him apart.
If the internet celebrity blitzes, Silva could dust off his exhausted foe.
Paul vs. Silva Free Pick
With Jake Paul sitting at -160 edge on fight night, look for a close fight that’s going to go to a decision.
As much of a legend as Anderson Silva is, he’s a legend in the octagon. It goes without saying that legends live in the past not the present.
Jake Paul might be the biggest heel in boxing that we’ve seen a while, he’s also 22 years younger than Anderson Silva and in a boxing ring.
We’re taking Paul at the fight night odds of -160 for a decision that should go the distance.