By: Sean Cross
In what proved to be a valuable lesson in thinking before you speak, the Arizona Boxing Commission has given Jake Paul Anderson Silva the green light to fight Saturday night in Glendale. The highly-promoted pay-per-view fight was in danger of collapsing Thursday when the commission held an emergency meeting to determine if the 47-year-old Silva would be safe to fight. Silva said in an earlier interview that he was hit twice in training. Given his age, Silva’s suggestion that it was a joke has raised some eyebrows.
Now that the commission has met, observed and weighed in on the matter, former UFC great Silva is free to step into the middle of the ropes and face social media star boxer Paul this weekend. With their August fight date in New York having to be cancelled, opponents Tommy Fury and Hasim Rahman Jr – may be breathing a sigh of relief this time around. Fulfilling their pre-war duties (such as showing up and weighing).