THE scorecards from Jake Paul’s clash with Anderson Silva have been revealed.
YouTuber turned boxer Paul scored a unanimous decision victory over the UFC legend in their boxing match early Sunday morning.
The verdict stunned fans in attendance at Arizona’s Desert Diamond Arena, with many adamant Silva winning more rounds than he was given.
And the judges’ scorecards for the fight have since come to light.
The scorecards showed Judge Paul Calderon giving Silva three of the eight rounds, scoring the second, third and fifth verses in favor of the Brazilian.
Judges Dennis O’Connell and Chris Wilson scored the fight by a larger margin in Paul’s favor, giving Silva only the second and third fifth rounds.
Boxing fans were quick to comment, saying “Jake won but one of the judges was high ASF it was so close.”
Another said, “Where do you find these judges?”
And another said: “Terrible scorecards, Jake definitely won but it was very close.”
One chimed in: “Giving Jake 5 rounds (except for the last one obviously) is insane lol.”
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The win over MMA great Silva improved Paul’s professional boxing record to a perfect 6-0.
In his post-fight interview, he said: “It’s a surreal moment. Hard work pays off.
“First and foremost, I want to say thank you to Anderson.
“He was my idol growing up. He inspired me to be great.
“He was the first celebrity I ever met. Without him we wouldn’t have fought this year. He’s a tough guy. A legend.
“I have nothing but respect for him. That just goes to show that everyone watching at home is chasing their dreams. It is never too late.”
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