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Watch Jake Paul weigh career-LOWEST for ‘biggest fight of the year’ against UFC legend Anderson Silva

JAKE PAUL weighed a career-lowest for his fight with Anderson Silva.

The YouTuber-turned boxer returns over the weekend in Arizona, in his first bout in ten months.

Jake Paul weighed a career-lowest for his fight with Anderson Silva
Anderson Silva scaled inside the 187lb catchweight agreement

And a day before the toughest test of his boxing career, Paul hit the scales at 186.5lb, under the agreed upon catchweight with Silva.

He said: “Let’s go. Biggest fight of year, Paul-Silva, Showtime get it right now.”

The American’s five prior wins all came around the 190lb mark, and he wanted to return at 185lb.

But UFC legend Silva negotiated a compromise of 187lb, with the Brazilian also coming in under the limit at 186.1lb.

Paul has come down in weight as he eyes a shock run at the light-heavyweight title of 175lb.

He last fought in December, knocking out Tyron Woodley, 40, four months after beating the ex-UFC champion on points.

That added to KOs over online rival AnEsonGib, ex-NBA star Nate Robinson, 38, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, also 38.

Woodley only filled on under two weeks’ notice after Tommy Fury, 23, pulled out of his grudge match against Paul with a rib injury.


The celeb mega-fight was rescheduled for August in New York – but that was soon KOd when Fury suffered US visa issues.

Heavyweight Hasim Rahman Jr, 31, signed as a substitute, only for lightening to strike twice, this time due to a weight disagreement.

Paul’s return against Silva was briefly thrown into doubt when the UFC great claimed he was knocked out TWICE in sparring.

The MMA icon – speaking at the open workout – later clarified that it was just kidology and lost in translation.

But the Arizona commission reacted by organising a meeting at 6.30pm local time to discuss the claims.

Silva took an MRI scan on Wednesday, which along with previous medical exams all came back with “pristine” results.

It cleared the way for the pair to headline over eight rounds tomorrow night.

Jake Paul and Anderson Silva ahead of their fight

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