Jake “The Problem Child” Paul continued to express his admiration for Anderson “The Spider” Silva during the second leg of the pair’s press tour on Tuesday, even following the combat sports legend on Instagram, during an event at the Gila River Arena in Glendale, Ariz., site of their mega fight on Saturday, October 29 on SHOWTIME PPV. (photos by Esther Lin)

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The main event clash pitting boxing’s newest disrupter versus the future Hall of Famer is contracted for eight rounds at a catchweight of 187 pounds. On Tuesday, Paul again referred to Silva, a UFC icon who has successfully transitioned his elite striking skills to boxing, as his idol growing up.

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Tickets will go on sale Wednesday, September 14 at 1 p.m. ET and can be purchased at ticketmaster.com, The press conference was hosted once again by former BELLATOR MMA and UFC world title contender and Silva rival Chael Sonnen and was streamed live on the SHOWTIME BOXING Instagram page.


The two-leg press tour started Monday in Los Angeles at the NeueHouse Hollywood with Paul trekking to the facility in a Bugatti E-scooter and once again making a grand entrance to the Phoenix area arena on Tuesday in his mini motorized Italian sports vehicle.

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The fight between Paul and Silva is a compelling contest between a flashy, hard-punching newcomer in Paul (5-0, 4 KOs) against combat sports royalty in Silva who is now embarking in an intriguing second phase in his career as a boxer.  

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