Anderson Silva Guarantees To Put Up a Show Against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Published 06/19/2021, 11:20 AM EDT


Former UFC middleweight kingpin, Anderson Silva is set to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. this weekend in a boxing match. Silva, now 46-years-old, is confident ahead of the much-anticipated contest. He made weight successfully for the fight which is set to take place at a 182 lbs weight.

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Silva’s opponent, Chavez Jr. missed weight as the former WBC champion weighed in on 184.4 lbs. He will forfeit $100,000 of his purse the ‘The Spider’ in the process. Many believe this might be a mismatch as Silva has very limited experience of competing in the sport of boxing beforehand. Chavez Jr., on the other hand, is a former world champion of the sport.

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Well guys, I’ve been a combat sports professional for over 20 years. I’ve always accomplished my duties inside and outside of the ring. The contractual weight for tomorrow’s fight is 182lbs, which I accomplished through months of hard work alongside my team. Unfortunately my opponent came in at 184.4lbs. Despite this, I will still put on a great show for you all,” wrote Silva in a recent Instagram release.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 31: Anderson Silva of Brazil reacts after his loss to Uriah Hall in a middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 31, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Silva last competed in the UFC in October 2020. His last win inside the Octagon was against Derek Brunson at UFC 208 in 2017. But, the legendary Brazilian is confident that he will put on a show for the fans this weekend.

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Can Anderson Silva be a match for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.?

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Silva is set to dawn the boxing gloves after almost 15 years in his career. ‘The Spider’ made his first appearance inside the squared circle in 1998. He had an MMA record of 2-0 back then. He will step foot inside the squared ring for the third time as a professional this weekend.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 31: (L-R) Anderson Silva of Brazil kicks Uriah Hall of Jamaica in a middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on October 31, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

He is a true legend of combat sports. But Chavez Jr. is a master of his craft as well. Nevertheless, it will be a fascinating spectacle for the fans to see the duo throw down this weekend inside the squared ring.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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