Jake Paul hands Anderson Silva challenge to former boxing world champion

After Carl Froch’s statement that a bout with the YouTuber-turned-boxer would be a “mismatch,” Jake Paul has officially challenged Froch to a boxing match.

Paul is currently getting ready for a boxing match with Tommy Fury that has been in the works for two years. The rivals’ first two bouts were postponed due to injury and a subsequent travel ban.

However, the match scheduled for February 26 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, seems to be going forward.

Both Paul and Fury have perfect records in professional boxing. Paul has a 6-0 record and Fury has an 8-0 record. Paul has already arrived in Saudi Arabia to begin preparations. Additionally, he has already stated who he wants to face next.


Froch is a former super middleweight champion who retired in 2015. He said earlier this week that he would have “no problem” defeating Paul inside the ring.

He’s no stranger to media attention and often slams Conor McGregor. Back in December, he teased the former UFC champ saying:

“He’s not a boxer, he doesn’t want to fight me, he’d get absolutely f***** up, but he might do the same to me in the cage and that is why we are both champion in our own right.

“He knows, if he wants a roll around, he knows where to come, but he ain’t going to want this smoke.”

Paul responded by challenging Froch to a match. He tweeted:

“Carl Froch mad because I made more in 1 year than he made his whole career. You want the payday. I get it. So let’s do this, fight Anderson Silva @SpiderAnderson on my next card & if you get lucky & beat him, then we can step in the ring & you make your career payday. LMK.”

Froch recently spoke on iFL TV and said:

” I might be 45 years old but any retired professional world champion that keeps themselves in good shape would have absolutely no problem playing with Jake Paul.”

“It would be like a mismatch. You’d probably have to train a little bit, just to get the lungs and heart filled up with a bit of air. Get yourself so you can do at least two minutes of one round.”

“You don’t have to worry about doing two or three rounds, but you do need to be able to throw at least 10 punches. So yeah I’ll get myself in the 10-punch state but it ain’t going to happen.”