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James Whaling

Tommy Fury delivers withering verdict on Jake Paul's win over UFC legend Anderson Silva

Jake Paul extended his perfect professional boxing record to 6-0 on Saturday - but he is yet to impress rival Tommy Fury.

Fury and Paul had been due to fight late last year before the former Love Island contestant and brother of WBC heavyweight king Tyson pulled out through injury.

YouTuber Paul dominated UFC icon Anderson Silva to maintain his 100% record in the pro ranks at the weekend, knocking down his opponent in the final round and winning on all three scorecards.

But Fury, who himself boasts a perfect 8-0 professional record, insists any 'average boxer' would get the better of his rival.

“Honestly, I don’t know what to think of it," he told the MMA Hour podcast. "I don’t want to be coming across like I just hate Jake Paul and he just can’t fight, but please look what a 48-year-old man has done with him.

“At the end of that fight, he looked like he’d been in with a WBC light heavyweight champion. He looked gone. He went through the trenches in that fight, he got roughed up and that’s a 48-year-old man. Anderson Silva is not too far off my dad’s age.

“Anderson Silva’s a great but let’s be real. The man is nearly 50 years of age. He’s not trained as a boxer. He’s an icon in the UFC in a cage under a different set of rules. He trains in a lot of mixed martial arts.

Jake Paul extended his professional record to 6-0 on Saturday night (Getty Images)

“When Jake Paul steps in with a man who just trains in boxing, especially after seeing him on Saturday, I don’t see Jake Paul beating any average boxer. Even a not that good boxer would beat Jake Paul just purely because they know about the sport.

“No disrespect to Anderson Silva because he’s got big cojones getting in there with a young fresh man at 50. All respect to both men because they got in there and had a good fight. That’s it.”

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