Anderson Silva vs. Floyd Mayweather Boxing Match Discussed: “It Would Break All Pay-Per-View Records”

Published 09/18/2021, 6:00 AM EDT
Jun 3, 2021; Miami Beach, Florida, USA; Professional boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. looks on after the face off with YouTube star Logan Paul at Villa Casa Casuarina. Mandatory Credit: Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports


Last weekend, Anderson Silva left the fight fraternity in awe as he demolished Tito Ortiz via a round 1 T/KO. The ex-UFC star showed his finest standup game and allured his supporters with a performance for the decades. With that win now, Silva is extremely confident in facing stern contenders. But does he stand a chance against Floyd Mayweather?

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Recently, Silva’s boxing coach, Luiz Dorea, interacted with AG Fight and shed some light on Silva vs Mayweather’s potential boxing bout. He said, ”One of the greatest boxing athletes against one of the greatest MMA in the world.”

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“It’s my wish and his (this fight). We have great respect for Floyd Mayweather and he is one of the greatest boxing athletes in history. He tested himself against a YouTuber heavier than him, so why not Anderson Silva? It would break all pay-per-view records. We would like to do. It has everything to do.” (h/t MMA Mania)

Prior to facing the Tito Ortiz, ‘Spider’ even locked horns with a pro-boxing star, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., and won. This itself showed that age is just a number for the UFC great, who has enough left in the tank to thrive in the ring.

That said, if Silva gets his hands on Floyd Mayweather, it might do down as one of the toughest tests for ‘TBE’. The Brazilian fighter is skilled in his own way and can conquer anyone.

Floyd Mayweather vs Anderson Silva – Will this fight materialize?

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Mayweather last fought Logan Paul in an exhibition in June 2021. Post that, he has shown less interest in doing a fight once again.

TOKYO, JAPAN – NOVEMBER 05: Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends the press conference to announce the match on December 31 at Roppongi Hills club on November 5, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)

Despite that, Silva’s coach is optimistic about this fight breaking all the records, but before that, this contest will have to get set on papers. Furthermore, it will have to be an exhibition as ‘Money’ isn’t keen on pro bouts.

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If everything goes well and both the parties agree to the terms, then the fans might get to see this classic tussle between the best fighters of this generation. It’ll be interesting to see how things take place ahead.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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