Anderson Silva Reveals What Canelo Alvarez Told Him After His Incredible Victory Over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Published 06/20/2021, 1:37 AM EDT


Former UFC champion Anderson Silva had a successful return to the boxing ring after a hiatus that lasted over 15 years. ‘The Spider’ bested Julio Cesar Chavez Jr via split decision in what was an impressive display of striking skill. Fans were excited to see what Silva would bring to the table after parting ways with the UFC.

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Anderson Silva’s comeback to boxing delivered in more ways than one as he’s now beaten a decorated former champion. Not to mention, the bout was not an exhibition, and both men came to give it everything they had under the bright lights. Silva took control from the second round and showed Chavez Jr various looks from the get-go.

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Anderson Silva spills the beans

Following the verdict, the current pound-for-pound GOAT Canelo Alvarez greeted Anderson Silva ringside. Alvarez is a former opponent of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and wouldn’t miss the spectacle that took place in Guadalajara, Mexico. Silva and Alvarez exchanged some words following the judges’ decision and ‘The Spider’ briefly shared what Canelo told him.

“First of all, I’m a big fan for Canelo for long, long years. I follow your career, you know I love boxing. Canelo is a very gentleman and he’s very respectful and showing me why he’s the champion and come to talk to me and give me salute, for me for my team. I’m so happy and I don’t believe it, Canelo come talk to me, I’m so happy.”

It’s clear that there’s plenty of mutual respect between both men who are considered icons in their respective sports. What’s more, Anderson Silva’s display of grit and skill was awe-inspiring for one and all. Even his detractors would have to admit that he put forth a good showing of his overall skill set to the combat sports world.

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Anderson Silva’s return to boxing has been a step in the right direction for athletes looking to crossover. Chiefly, fans are excited to see where he goes from here as there will be an investment in his journey.

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Darryl Pinto

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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