Anderson Silva will indeed box Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
At a recent press conference, the former WBC middleweight champion revealed he was in talks to face a former UFC champion in Silva. It caught the attention of the MMA world as many didn’t know if it was true, but it turns out it was as Silva has signed his bout agreement for the fight.
The event will take place in Guadalajara, Mexico on June 19 live on pay-per-view. The event will also be called “Tribute to the Kings,” and Silva is eager to fight again.
“When I look back at my journey, I see that nothing has been in vain,” Silva said to TMZ Sports … “I am extremely happy for the opportunity to test my boxing skills with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.” I train continuously, always striving for resilience and to overcome obstacles. Fighting is my everlasting breath.”Chavez Jr., is eager to share the ring with Silva but is confident he will get his hand raised on June 19.
“I have rededicated myself to the sport that I love and I will be ready to face anyone in the Light Heavyweight division starting with Silva,” he said in a statement. “I will be prepared to be victorious on June 19.”Anderson Silva has not fought since Halloween night where he suffered a TKO loss to Uriah Hall and was released from the UFC. The Brazilian legend is 1-7 and one no-contest in his last nine but has been fighting the best of the best in the middleweight division. It will be interesting to see him compete in boxing and show off his striking skills.
According to the report, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. will also compete on the card in an exhibition bout. He is considered one of the best boxers of all-time, and his opponent isn’t known.