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Eddie Hearn reacts to Jake Paul vs Anderson Silva fight booking: “I just think that Jake’s been a bit unlucky”

Eddie Hearn has given his thoughts on Jake Paul’s next boxing match coming against UFC legend Anderson Silva.

While he may be 5-0 in the world of professional boxing, many feel as if Jake Paul hasn’t quite proven himself as a talented practitioner of the sport just yet – at least, not on the appropriate level.

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Eddie Hearn is someone who has watched the rise of Paul quite closely, to the point where he even co-promoted the Katie Taylor vs Amanda Serrano fight with him.

The Matchroom Boxing promoter has always praised what ‘The Problem Child’ has been able to do and now, Anderson Silva is the latest man to step up and try to put an end to his rise.

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During an interview with Ariel Helwani, Hearn gave his thoughts on the match-up.

“I don’t know enough about Anderson Silva — Anderson is [47], but he can box a bit by the sound of things,” Hearn said. “I just think that Jake’s been a bit unlucky because he was trying to fight Tommy Fury, he was trying to fight Hasim Rahman Jr., and that would have actually given him the ability to say, ‘Actually, you have to respect me now as a boxer.’

“To defeat Anderson Silva, while boxing is still a very impressive part of his repertoire, he’s still not a boxer, and he’s 47 years of age,” he continued. “But he’s a tough guy, he has a huge profile, he can box, and I think he’ll be competitive. I don’t think he beats Jake, because I think Jake is young, and I think he can punch a bit, and I’m intrigued to watch, and I like what Jake’s doing. It’s kind of him against the world.”

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Quotes via MMA Mania

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