Jake Paul Says He'd Beat Floyd Mayweather and Anderson Silva in the Same Night

Timothy Rapp@@TRappaRTFeatured Columnist IVMay 22, 2022

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 30: Jake Paul in the ring prior to the Katie Taylor of Ireland(not pictured) and Amanda Serrano of Puerto Rico(not pictured) fight for the Undisputed World Lightweight Championship on April 30, 2022 at Madison Square Garden In New York, New York. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images)
Rich Graessle/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

YouTuber Jake Paul, a master of keeping his name in the headlines despite never beating an actual boxer in a fight, has stirred the pot yet again. 

This time, he basically called out Floyd Mayweather and Anderson Silva:

Jake Paul @jakepaul

I would beat Floyd and Anderson in the same night 🫠

Mayweather may be 45 years old, but he also went 50-0 in his professional boxing career. The odds that Paul—whose resume includes wins over former UFC fighters Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley (twice) but zero bouts against professional boxers—would win are slim to none. 

As for the 47-year-old Silva, he's no slouch in a boxing ring either. While he most famously dominated the UFC—at one point winning 16 straight fights in the promotion as both a middleweight and light heavyweight—he is also 3-1 as a boxer and recently outboxed Bruno Machado in an exhibition. 

Paul likely would have a better chance against Silva but even then would be a significant underdog.