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Jake Paul knocks down Anderson Silva and BAT by unanimous decision, then calls out Nate Diaz and Canelo Alvarez


Jake Paul defeated Anderson Silva by unanimous decision after scoring a dramatic last-round knockdown on Saturday night in Phoenix, Arizona.

The YouTuber-turned-boxer picked up the best victory of his career to date as he moved to 6-0 (4 KOs) as a professional.

Jake won by unanimous decision

Silva admitted he was beaten by the best man of the night

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Silva admitted he was beaten by the best man of the night

The fight started with Silva circling around the ring as Jake chased him with wild, inaccurate shots.

The Brazilian was content to be passive in the first round, while the American went on the offensive.

Jake found a home for a few body shots, but ate a solid shot from Silva before the first three minutes were up.

The second started with Silva on the front foot as he rushed in with an overhand right that missed from wide range.

Silva's age was clear at times

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Silva’s age was clear at times

The veteran landed an uppercut that caught his opponent’s attention, then verbally criticized him for landing soon after.

Jake retaliated with a big right hand, which Silva slipped as he ducked down to confuse and taunt his opponent.

In round three, the American had much more success, but took a few solid hits in the process.

The youngster didn’t look comfortable when the veteran landed.

However, Jake’s youth, energy and activity saw him throw more and land more as they hit the halfway mark at the end of the fourth.

The reversal turned out to be significant

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The reversal turned out to be significant

Round five was better for Silva as the action slowed, although neither man looked dominant.

The crowd booed in the sixth as both were clearly tired, but Silva rallied to put on a big combination when the bell rang.

The age of 47 was telling over time, but Jake looked just as tired.

As they entered the final round, Silva started strong but stepped on a hard right hand from Jake and fell crashing to the canvas.

He got back to his feet and fought until the final bell, but the 10-8 round proved important.

Jake emerged victorious via unanimous decision with scores of 77-74, 78-73, 78-73.

In his post-fight interview, the 25-year-old called out Nate Diaz and Canelo Alvarez.



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