THE scorecards from Jake Paul’s clash with Anderson Silva have been revealed.
The verdict baffled fans in attendance at the Desert Diamond Arena in Arizona, with many adamant Silva won more rounds than he was given.
And the judges’ scorecards for the bout have since come to light.
The scorecards revealed judge Paul Calderon gave Silva three of the eight rounds, scoring the second, third and fifth stanzas in the Brazilian’s favour.
Judges Dennis O’Connell and Chris Wilson scored the fight in Paul‘s favour by a wider margin, giving Silva only the second and third fifth rounds.
Boxing fans were quick to comment, with one saying: “Jake won but one of the judges were high ASF, it was so close.”
Another said: “Where do they find these judges?”
And another said: “Horrendous scorecards, Jake definitely won but it was very close.”
One chimed in: “Giving 5 rounds to Jake (excluding the last obviously) is insane lol.”
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Victory over MMA great Silva stretched 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 had a fight this year. He’s a tough mofo. A legend.
“I have nothing but respect for him. This just goes to show that anyone watching at home, chase your dreams. It’s never too late.”