• July 30, 2021

Exclusive: Logan Paul vs Anderson Silva in talks for boxing match this year after YouTuber took on Floyd Mayweather and UFC legend beat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

 Exclusive: Logan Paul vs Anderson Silva in talks for boxing match this year after YouTuber took on Floyd Mayweather and UFC legend beat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr


Logan Paul and Anderson Silva are in talks to potentially fight later this year, Logan’s manager Jeff Levin has confirmed.

The YouTuber-turned-boxer lost his first pro fight to fellow YouTuber KSI back in 2019, but returned to the ring this June for an exhibition bout with Floyd Mayweather.

Logan put up a solid showing against the best boxer of his era

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Logan put up a solid showing against the best boxer of his era

Floyd vs Logan was a big-money success and the 26-year-old managed to survive all eight rounds without being KOd.

In the aftermath, he confirmed that he intends to continue his journey in the sport.

And his next opponent may now have appeared.

Logan’s manager Levin has told ESPN that rumours of talks for a boxing match against Silva are true.

He didn’t give away many further details – just that the idea is to stage the event later this year.

Silva beat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in June

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Silva beat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in June

Silva, now 46, is a UFC legend.

Back in 1998, he lost his boxing debut in Brazil, though won his first boxing match seven years later and for many years held a pro record of 1-1.

However, last month he returned to the sport after 16 years for a sanctioned pro contest against ill-disciplined former champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Remarkably, Silva beat Chavez Jr by split decision in Mexico and now seemingly intends to continue boxing.

It’s not confirmed whether Logan vs Silva would be a pro bout or an exhibition

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It’s not confirmed whether Logan vs Silva would be a pro bout or an exhibition

Logan told True Geordie this week: “Everyone has the moment, right? Where you meet a celebrity.

“The first celebrity I ever met and got a picture with was Anderson Silva.

“He was so famous, I was so excited.”

In recent months, Silva had named Logan as a target opponent.

Paul continued: “I saw it. I’m watching this interview and I’m like, ‘How the f*** is it Anderson Silva’s goal to fight me?’

“Growing up, I wanted to be Anderson Silva.”

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