JAKE PAUL will wear specially-made “snooze” boxing gloves after predicting a knockout victory over UFC legend Anderson Silva.
The YouTuber-turned boxer returns over the weekend in Arizona for his first bout in ten months.
And he vowed to make up for lost time with a career-best victory over Brazilian icon Silva.
He said: “Knock him out before round five – that’s my prediction and I strong, strongly believe in that.
“Respectfully knock him out. With love and grace and a kiss.”
Paul is set to play up to his words by wearing a pair of custom-made Grant gloves with “ZZZ” written on them.
The fight was made official after the American scaled 186.5lb with Silva coming in at 186.1lb.
Paul has come down in weight as he eyes a shock run at the light-heavyweight title of 175lb.
He last fought in December, knocking out Tyron Woodley, 40, four months after beating the ex-UFC champion on points.
That added to KOs over online rival AnEsonGib, ex-NBA star Nate Robinson, 38, and retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren, also 38.
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Woodley only filled in on under two weeks’ notice after Tommy Fury, 23, pulled out of his grudge match against Paul with a rib injury.
The celeb mega-fight was rescheduled for August in New York – but that was soon KOd when Fury suffered US visa issues.
Heavyweight Hasim Rahman Jr, 31, signed as a substitute, only for lightning to strike twice, this time due to a weight disagreement.
But it has paved the way for Paul to return against Silva, who has four wins and one loss in the boxing ring.