It will likely occur in October if the contest gets the green light.
A former YouTuber turned boxer, Paul is 5-0 since embarking on his professional fighting career in 2018. The 25-year-old’s victories include knockouts over former MMA fighters Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley, the latter of whom he fought twice.
Paul has since struggled to find opponents, with scheduled bouts against Tommy Fury and Hasim Rahman Jr. falling through.
As for Silva, the UFC legend has found his own success in boxing, winning three straight bouts, including a victory over former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez in June 2021. Silva’s last fight came in September 2021, when he knocked out Tito Ortiz in the first round.
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