Three Outrageous Predictions for the Anderson Silva vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Fight – Will ‘The Spider’ Get Knocked Out?

Published 06/19/2021, 9:00 AM EDT


The last few months in boxing have served up many surprising clashes. Whether it is retired legends coming back to the sport, or YouTubers facing professionals, it has been unpredictable, to say the least. And the boxing fight between Anderson Silva and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is another example of this.

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Former UFC champion Silva will face Chavez Jr. in an eight-round professional bout. And the event has already given one big talking point as Chavez Jr. missed weight and claimed he did not know that he had to make 182 lbs. So ahead of the fight, here are three outrageous things that we think could happen.

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Three predictions for Anderson Silva vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

1. Anderson Silva to attempt a head-kick: Silva has spent the last 20 years mastering MMA. In addition, he was famous for his fantastic head movement and vicious kicks. And if the fight turns into a slugfest, it would be no surprise to see Silva’s instincts take over, and he attempts a leg kick. Although unlikely, it would be a huge talking point if it happens.

2. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to knock out Anderson Silva like Chris Weidman: One of the biggest upsets in UFC history came when Anderson Silva faced Chris Weidman. ‘The Spider’ started show-boating and showed off his incredible head movement. However, Weidman landed one of the many punches he three and sent Silva down.

It will be no surprise if the former UFC champion shows off his incredible head movement again. However, Chavez Jr. is a former world champion and could easily make him pay.

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3. Anderson Silva calls out Roy Jones Jr.: In the build-up to this fight, Silva has insisted that he wants to continue fighting. And ‘The Spider’ has had a long-standing verbal battle with boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. Therefore, regardless of the result, there is a good chance ‘The Spider’ will call out Jones Jr. for an exhibition.

Therefore, these are three unlikely things that we think could happen in the fight. While many suspect the bout will be fairly uneventful, it would be no surprise if any of these three events happen.

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What do you make of our outrageous predictions for the Anderson Silva and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. bout? Would it surprise you if any of it happens?

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Leonardo Carvalho

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Leonardo Carvalho is a Boxing Writer for EssentiallySports. Before working as a boxing web journalist, Leonardo dabbled in roles ranging from an SEO specialist to a Chegg expert. Alongside his current role, Leonardo runs a YouTube channel where he combines his passion for fitness with sports.

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