Anderson Silva won for the third time as a professional boxer at age 46, dramatically knocking out Tito Ortiz, also 46, in the first round in the feature’s pre-mainstream fight headed by Evander holyfield and Vitor Belfort.
Even though the two mixed martial arts expellers are the same age, there was a lot of difference in the ring of the Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida.
Titus It looked like in the last five fights he had in the MMA: slow, not forceful, vulnerable and old.
And, in the other corner, the former middleweight champion of the UFC it was the exact opposite. He took his commitment seriously again and the boxing foundations he developed when he fought in MMA.
In the minute that the contest lasted Titus was exhibited, after going forward throwing very loose, slow, unbalanced blows, which even made it seem like Silva with great defense.
After a minute where nothing else hit the jab, Anderson, cornered in a corner and with the onslaught of Ortiz, announced the backlash with a missed left uppercut.
But seconds later, with a Tito Ortiz unprotected, Anderson Silva He threw a right hook that put his opponent in poor condition and that ended with a left straight that sent him to sleep.
Anderson Silva’s Next Step
At times, this confrontation resembled what happened in different battles of Silva from MMA in which he was immensely superior to his rival and that after trying, he stepped on the accelerator to get a finish.
This was the second fight that Anderson performs in 2021 boxing, after in June he surprised Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. at Jalisco Stadium to defeat him by split decision.
The bases that he has shown during this year in the sport have been very good and he is looking for a big fight.
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