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Jake Paul won’t boost boxing reputation with win over Anderson Silva, claims top promoter

Eddie Hearn thinks it’s Jake Paul vs. the world as the YouTuber turned boxer prepares to fight Anderson Silva in a boxing match on Oct. 29 at the Gila River Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

Paul is looking to establish himself as a legitimate talent with a win over Silva but fight promoter Hearn thinks the 25-year-old has picked the wrong opponent to silence his detractors.

Hearn admittedly doesn’t know much about Silva but thinks a win over the 47-year-old UFC legend does nothing to advance Paul’s career or legitimize him in the eyes of those who claim he doesn’t belong on the pro-circuit.