Jake Paul: Anderson Silva fight can do 700k PPV buys, predicts ‘respectful round five knockout’

Jake Paul thinks his upcoming fight against UFC great Anderson Silva on October 29 can do up to 700,000 pay-per-view buys.

The unbeaten YouTuber-turned-boxer has his toughest test to date later this month when he comes up against Silva.

The event will be broadcast on Showtime PPV in the United States and it will take place in Glendale, Arizona.

Paul believes this upcoming fight will be the "biggest pay-per-view-" of his career so far.

"I do think this will be the biggest pay-per-view (of my career)," Paul told MMA Junkie.

"I would be happy with anywhere from 300-500,000, but I think it can get up anywhere to like 600 or 700,000, depending on how the fight week goes and the promotion and if 'All Access' performs well. I think this could be the biggest one for sure."

Silva has spent the last couple of years competing as a boxer. He went the distance with ex-world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr and he stopped Tito Ortiz in one round.

But the 47-year-old is best known for his time in the UFC and he is one of the organisation's best ever fighters.

Paul has already beaten Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley from that world. He has also suggested that Silva is "representing the MMA community" in this fight.

"He's definitely representing the MMA community. I think he just doesn't want that pressure, maybe because even Tyron (Woodley) said the same thing," Paul added.

"Clearly they are representing the MMA community, and tons of the MMA fans want to see me lose, because there is a feud between us all.

"He definitely is representing his legacy and all that. And the reason this fight is happening is because Dana White said I wouldn't do it.

"So I had to check his bluff and prove to everyone, including him, that I'm not scared of Anderson Silva. So this is definitely MMA vs. I guess myself."

Paul went onto predict that his eight-round contest against Silva will not go the distance.

"Knock him out before Round 5 - that's my prediction and I strong, strongly believe in that," Paul predicted.

"Respectfully knock him out. With love and grace and a kiss."

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