The second day of the press tour for Jake “The Problem Child” Paul and MMA legend Anderson “The Spider” Silva promoting their upcoming bout at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., which will take place Saturday, October 29 on SHOWTIME PPV, at a contracted catchweight of 187 lbs. in an eight-round bout.
Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, September 14 at 1 p.m. ET and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com.
The press conferences have been much different compared to previous Jake Paul pressers, as Paul has nothing, but respect for Silva, and Silva is grateful to still be able to compete and fight the next generation.
“Everybody says, ‘oh, why do you go fight with this young kid he’s not a real fighter.’ It’s not about losing or winning, it’s about how much I love this and how much I can continue doing this with the new generation,” said Silva. “I don’t think I’m going to lose, but if I lose, I don’t think it will affect my legacy or my career.”
Paul once again brought up the tattoo bet, as he did with Tyron Woodley, against Anderson Silva, but the 48-year-old fighter was not too keen on the idea.
“Let me suggest something even better: What if you [tattoo] the picture of me, you and your brother, and I’ll take the picture to frame it and put it in my house,” said Silva at the press conference.
The fight is clearly one that no one knows how it will play out, and essentially will see Jake Paul fighting someone who at one time was an idol of his, or at the very least someone, he enjoyed watching the fight.
“My focus now is on this fight because this fight is very important for every single new generation, and my generation too. I believe in one thing: if you love something you can do anything, if you believe in yourself you can do anything. That’s why I’m here today because I never stopped believing in myself,” said Silva. “It’s amazing because I have a picture with this kid (Paul) when he was a baby, and now I’m here with him. I feel so lucky.”