‘Come see if you REALLY want to do this’: Jake Paul offers Chris Eubank Jr ‘front row seats’ to his fight with UFC legend Anderson Silva, after British boxer’s bout with Conor Benn is called off
Jake Paul has offered Chris Eubank Jr ‘front row seats’ to his fight with Anderson Silva, as he looks to goad the Brit into a potential bout.
The message from Paul came shortly after news that Eubank Jr’s fight with Conor Benn had been called off – after Benn failed a drugs test just three days out of the iconic bout at the O2 Arena.
After it was later announced that the fight had been prohibited by the British Boxing Board of Control, it lead Paul to re-ignite his feud with the middleweight via social media.
Jake Paul (above) has offered Chris Eubank Jr tickets to his October fight with Anderson Silva
Eubank Jr has previously called-out Paul and suggested the two should have a boxing fight
On Wednesday afternoon, Paul tweeted: ‘Chris I got front row seats for you for #PaulSilva October 29th. Come see if you really want to do this. @ChrisEubankJr’.
The YouTuber will share the boxing ring with former UFC middleweight champion Silva for his sixth professional bout – which Eubank Jr has now been invited to.
The two had previously gone back-and-forth over social media when Eubank Jr suggested that they face-off inside the boxing ring.
In July, Eubank Jr wrote: ‘Yo @jakepaul. Once I deal with Benn & you take care of Rahman how about me & you go a couple rounds. I’ll come in at 160 you come in at whatever weight you want… Winner gets CANELO & don’t worry I ain’t no Tommy Fury… if I say ima do something, it gets done.’
The internet star will fight against UFC legend Anderson Silva in his sixth professional bout
Eubank Jr (L) was meant to fight Conor Benn on Saturday – before the latter failed a drugs test
Even in the build-up to his fight with Benn, Eubank Jr was still firing shots at the internet-personality-turned-boxer.
‘Usually I go eight weeks without sex. I abstain for eight weeks. Week by week, the longer you withhold, you build testosterone,’ Eubank said in a roundtable interview alongside Conor Benn on the Matchroom Boxing YouTube channel.
‘I’m going to abstain for two weeks for you [Benn]. Canelo, Golovkin, they get eight weeks. [Billy Joe] Saunders gets four weeks. Conor Benn gets two.’
‘Jake Paul gets one week. So you’re not at the bottom of the barrel, but you’re close.’
The American is undefeated in his five previous professional bouts – with four KOs on record
Meanwhile, Paul’s goading of Eubank Jr came shortly after news that the Brit’s mega-fight with Conor Benn was called off.
On Wednesday, Sportsmail broke the news that Benn had failed a drugs test and it was later announced that the fight has been prohibited by the British Boxing Board of Control.
‘On the evening of 4th October 2022, the Board of the British Boxing Board of Control Limited resolved that the contest between Chris Eubank Jnr. and Conor Benn scheduled to take place on 8th October 2022 is prohibited as it is not in the interests of Boxing,’ the board’s statement read.
‘That was communicated to the Boxers and Promoters involved on the morning of 5th October 2022.’
Despite the fight being prohibited, Sportsmail understands that Benn’s promoter Hearn is still looking to find a way to make sure that Saturday’s main event goes ahead.