Julio Cesar Chavez Jr surprised everyone by revealing that the fighter of UFC, Anderson Silva, could be your next rival in your boxing ring, but regardless of that revelation being true, Silva he is no stranger to boxing.
The Brazilian fighter usually incorporates boxing into his training routine, and has uploaded various videos to his social networks working on shadow boxing and mitts. And here is a sample of it.
Anderson Silva’s professional boxing career
But not only that, but Anderson Silva He has already fought professionally in boxing. Your boxing fights tab in BoxRec record two professional fights for Silva.
The first one remains an unsolved mystery. It was on May 22, 1998 at age 23, before making his mixed martial arts debut, and he was knocked out by Omar Luis Teixeira in the same first round. It is a mystery, because the same Silva he only recognizes one professional boxing match on his record, which would be in 2005. The most credible hypothesis is that the Anderson Silva from that 1998 fight, he’s a namesake of the MMA fighter. No video of that fight has been found to substantiate it.
The second professional boxing match was in 2005, when the career of Silva in MMA he had already taken flight. It was against Julio Cesar de Jesus in Brazil and won by knockout. Even from that fight the video survives. In the scenes it is possible to see the enormous scope that it has Silva and his developed instinct for hitting the body.
Anderson Silva He has flirted several times with venturing into boxing, and at the time, he even sought a fight with Roy Jones Jr, although the UFC did not give him the clearance.
Chávez Jr surprised with announcement
Chavez Jr surprised everyone by announcing that he will seek to fight with Anderson Silva on the evening of June 19 at the Jalisco Stadium. This occurred at the press conference to promote the card that his father will star, and where Juniorwill also fight.
“The rival seems to be Anderson Silva, a fighter from the UFC ”, said the Mexican boxer. “I am ready to fight with anyone, I have no problems.”