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Anderson Silva- My Experience Is Something Jake Doesn’t Have

Anderson Silva- My Experience Is Something Jake Doesn't Have

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Anderson Silva- My Experience Is Something Jake Doesn’t Have

Esther Lin- SHOWTIME

Anderson Silva- My Experience Is Something Jake Doesn’t Have

Coming up this Saturday in Glendale, AZ, Jake Paul returns to the boxing ring for the first time in 2022 and his opponent is a distinguished MMA champion. And, Anderson Silva is making it clear that his UFC championship success will be the difference.

Silva, the former UFC middleweight champ for 16 consecutive title defenses, will be the closest thing Paul has faced to a boxer. This, as Silva followed up his surprising domination of Julio Caesar Chavez, Jr. by decision with a first round, boxing KO of former MMA champ Tito Ortiz in Hollywood, FL, last September.

Silva has also enlisted some help in his training camp for the upcoming PPV showdown with Paul.

He’s got an experienced team that’s surrounded him throughout this training camp near his home in Palos Verdes Estates, Calif., an exclusive suburb 25 miles from downtown Los Angeles, as they prepare for Paul. The YouTube personality is 5-0 and coming off a spectacular KO against another former UFC champion Tyron Woodley.

Silva’s team is led by longtime head coach Luiz Carlos Dorea, who has been with Silva through 19 years of training camps. Before his split-decision win over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the summer of 2021, Silva enlisted the services of veteran boxing coach Nico Robledo. Robledo was sidelined after a serious bout with Covid-19 that left him in a coma for three months and in the hospital for more than five months last December to the end of April.

Silva has been joined in camp by Eliezer Silva, who is also fighting October 29, Brazilian boxer Hebert Conceição, Robledo’s son Nico III, and even Silva’s son Kalyl. He said earlier this week about the camp,

“It’s different because you have seven different disciplines in MMA but for boxing, I’m just training for boxing. And I need to train more with my footwork, the position of my hands. But I’ve been training for boxing for many, many years so it’s something I’m comfortable doing. Every single fight you have different things you train for. Every fight is different. For this fight, I’m training to fight a boxer.”

Sliva On His Motivation:

“I don’t need the money anymore. People think the money is important, but it’s not. Of course, I’m going to make money from this fight because It’s my job. Don’t do something just for the money. Work because you have a passion. That’s what I’ve done and why I’ve been successful all my life.”

“I’m not going to lose. Nothing will affect my legacy. I’ve worked hard for many years to do something like this for my fans. This is one more fight – one more challenge for myself, but this won’t affect my legacy and career.”

The most important thing going into this fight is my experience. My experience is something that Jake doesn’t have. I love this challenge, that’s the secret to me and I go into this fight to prove my respect to the boxing community.”

Silva and Paul square off Saturday night October 29th at Desert Diamond Arena in Glendale, Ariz., in an event co-produced by Most Valuable Promotions and SHOWTIME PPV (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT).

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