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Logan Paul vs. Anderson Silva in talks for a boxing match this year after YouTuber faced off against Floyd Mayweather and UFC legend defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr


Logan Paul and Anderson Silva are in talks to potentially fight later this year, Logan manager Jeff Levin has confirmed.

The YouTuber-turned-boxer lost his first professional fight to fellow YouTuber KSI in 2019, but returned to the ring in June for an exhibition bout with Floyd Mayweather.

Logan put in a solid performance against the best boxer of his time
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Floyd vs Logan was a big hit and the 26-year-old managed to survive all eight rounds without being knocked out.

In the process, he confirmed that he intended to continue his career in the sport.

And his next opponent may have now appeared.

Logan’s manager Levin told ESPN the rumors of talks for a boxing match against Silva were true.

He didn’t give much more details – just that the idea is to host the event later this year.

Logan Paul vs. Anderson Silva in talks for a boxing match this year after YouTuber faced off against Floyd Mayweather and UFC legend defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr
Silva beat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in June
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Silva, now 46, is a UFC legend.

In 1998 he lost his boxing debut in Brazil, but won his first boxing match seven years later and for many years held a professional record of 1-1.

However, last month he returned to the sport after 16 years for a sanctioned pro competition against unruly former champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Remarkably, Silva beat Chavez Jr by split decision in Mexico and now apparently intends to continue boxing.

Logan Paul vs. Anderson Silva in talks for a boxing match this year after YouTuber faced off against Floyd Mayweather and UFC legend defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr
It is not confirmed if Logan vs Silva would be a pro fight or a show
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Logan told True Geordie this week, “Everyone has the time, right? Where you meet a celebrity.

“The first celebrity I met and took a picture with was Anderson Silva.

“He was so famous, I was so excited.”

In recent months, Silva had named Logan as his target opponent.

Paul continued, “I saw it. I watch this interview and I’m like, “How the hell is Anderson Silva’s point to fight me?”

“Growing up, I wanted to be Anderson Silva.”

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