Eliezer Silva analyzes Anderson Silva’s claimed Jake Paul knockout. Was Anderson Silva knocked down during training in preparation for his highly awaited fight against YouTube star-turned-professional boxer Jake Paul on Saturday, December 1 in Arizona? He claimed to be, but in reality, was not.
“The Spider” Revealed The News This Week
After “The Spider” disclosed in an interview earlier this week, the Arizona commission demanded further testing.
However, it was later revealed that “The Spider” just intended to promote his sparring partner Eliezer Silva, who meets Anthony Hannah in the Paul-Silva curtain raiser.
In an interview with MMA Fighting on Friday, Eliezer Silva stated, “Anderson is Anderson, and every time you get into the ring to spar with him and support each other, you know it’s not going to be simply a training session but a technical battle, but there was no knockdown.”
I believe his good intentions were to assist me. The 1-0 professional boxer Eliezer Silva thinks the former UFC superstar was attempting to teach him a thing or two before the fight.
People misread him because of the way he portrayed himself, Silva added. However, I believe it was a piece of false information that was intended to aid me.
During his illustrious UFC career, Silva did this once previously, saying that he had been knocked unconscious in training by a sparring partner a few days before his fight with Nick Diaz.
Khalil Rountree, who would eventually go on The Ultimate Fighter a year later, was already 2-0 in mixed martial arts at the time of this writing.
Although the “fake” admission did cause some anxiety for Anderson’s well-being, Eliezer assured him that the battle would continue as planned.
‘Brother, relax, it’s all okay,’ he assured me,’ Eliezer said. Do you think he would say that if he had been knocked out? The goal was to generate interest, and I think we succeeded. For us, it turned out to be a good thing.
Last Year’s Fight Cancellations Derailed His Record-Setting Goals
After having his plans to improve his record thwarted by repeated bout cancellations over the previous year, Silva is aiming to capitalize on this buzz by defeating Hannah on Saturday.
After the death of U.A.E. president Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, an event in Dubai was canceled, and subsequently, his coach, Nico Robledo Jr., was hospitalized and had a near-death experience with COVID.
The 27-year-old is relieved to be back in the ring and confident in his ability to perform on the world stage.
To pay for his travel from Cuiaba, Brazil to Los Angeles to train at Black House, Silva sold chocolate chocolates on the streets. “Everything begins with a desire of wanting to provide yourself and your family a better life,” he said.
Upon arriving in Los Angeles, Silva was invited to train with “The Spider” ahead of his last UFC bout against Uriah Hall.
Selling chocolate truffles on the sidewalk made him feel “embarrassed at first,” he said. But that was a dream of mine.” The Lord graciously allowed me to demonstrate my abilities, and the doors of opportunity opened for me.
Although Silva had been considering a future in mixed martial arts or boxing, he ultimately opted to take the counsel of Robledo Jr., whom he regards as “father,” and compete in the squared circle.
Eliezer expects the club to win 2-0 on Saturday in Glendale and calls Anderson Silva and his kids Khalil and Gabriel “family.”
He remarked, “I know I did a wonderful job with my father, and I have a lot of confidence in that.”
We had three months to train for this fight, and I sparred with the Brazilian Olympic champion, Hebert Conceicao, and other fighters who were 20-0 with 20 knockouts, so I feel prepared mentally and physically.
Eliezer remarked, “the knockout is the result” of a job well done, referring to Anderson’s fight with Jake Paul, who was undefeated at 5-0.
A knockout would be possible because “we’ll connect hands every second of the fight, in any opening he offers,” he claimed. However, “I believe Anderson will do a wonderful job and probably surprise people.”