Anderson Silva opens the door to more fights in boxing, after his fight against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., next June 19, at the Jalisco Stadium in a fight agreed to 10 rounds.
“Of course it is possible,” said the Brazilian to MMA Junkie. “I love this sport, I like boxing and of course the door is open, we’ll see.”
The Brazilian made his way to fame by dominating the league’s middleweight division. UFC, where he finished with a record of 34 wins and 11 losses before hanging up his gloves in mixed martial arts. Even so, he declared that at 45 he is still passionate about boxing.
“It’s incredible, I practiced it for many years, not professionally, but I always try to do my best,” said one of the best fighters in MMA in the history. “This opportunity with Chavez Jr. It is not to prove anything to anyone. I will do my best, I will be happy and I will put a great passion. ”X
During his years within the UFC, Silva sought to face a boxer and although there was interest in Roy Jones Jr., never came to fruition.
The experience of Silva It is not null in the world of boxing, since it has two fights registered in 1998 and 2005 in Brazil. In his last fight over 15 years ago, he defeated his compatriot Julius Caesar of Jesus on the fast track.
Likewise, after his fight with Chavez Jr, said he will come back to look for Roy jones to close the fight that he sought so much for years.
“I spoke at the time of fighting with him for many many years and even when I started in the UFC”, He added. “I think it is very close to being a reality. Although my concentration for now is on the fight of Chavez“.
Roy Jones stepped into the ring last November for an exhibition with Mike tyson that had great success in pay-per-view and triggered the return of other figures such as Juan Manuel Marquez, Miguel Cotto Y Oscar de la hoya for exhibition fights.