Bellator Light Heavyweight Contender Yoel Romero has dropped a warning for Anderson Silva, who is presented preparing for a Boxing Match with Jake Paul on the 29th of October in Phoenix.
Jake Paul has taken on a couple of MMA fighters since moving into professional Boxing and has successfully knocked them all out, former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley in their rematch and Former One & Bellator champ Ben Askren in the first round.
However, Paul will be walking into the biggest test of his career and Romero tips Silva to emerge victorious in this fight but has a warning for the former UFC champion and MMA Legend .
“If Anderson appeals to experience, he can win,” Romero told MMA Junkie in Spanish. “Now, he can’t go toe to toe. A hit from this young man could hurt him, you know. But I think it will go to decision, that’s my point of view.”
Romero scores his second win since signing with Bellator, knocked out MMA Legend Melvin Manhoef in the Co Main event of Bellator 285 on Saturday Night. That was his second victory since ending his four fight losing skid that led to his dismissal from. The UFC.
Romero has so much respect for Silva and made clear he never lost respect for the Brazilian despite almost facing him twice in the Octagon. The Cuban believes that Silva fights smart and will make easy work of Paul, if his speed and reflexes are intact.
“I’m always on Anderson’s side,” Romero said. “First of all, for what he means to me on a personal basis, I respect him a lot – regardless that we almost fought like on two occasions. That doesn’t take away to me recognising his greatness as an athlete and a person.
“I think that if he is still healthy, stays in shape, and has good conditioning – and also hasn’t lost his reflexes, abilities, and strengths – I think Anderson takes it because he has the experience on his advantage. Now, what could kill him are those three things I mentioned – strength quickness, and his precision. If he still has those things, that’s all he’ll need.”
Romero called for a title shot following his victory over Manheof. The 45 year old will be looking to win a title before father time catches up with him. Romero is still powerful, strong and athletic, evident in his last two fights.
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