VIDEO: Anderson Silva Expresses Disbelief After Meeting Canelo Alvarez

Published 06/23/2021, 8:15 AM EDT


Last weekend, the former UFC middleweight champion, Anderson Silva, earned a decision win over former WBC champion, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Though this was only Silva’s third fight as a professional boxer, he turned many heads with his performance against an opponent with over 60 fights under his belt.

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Mexican legend Canelo Alvarez greeted Silva after the fight. ‘The Spider’ was in awe of that gesture from Alvarez. He recently revealed he was in complete disbelief as he got the chance to interact with the multi-weight class boxing champion.

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I’m not surprised, I’m very happy you know, and it’s funny because I watching the last night I watching the videos with Muhammad Ali, Canelo, Roy Jones Jr., Mayweather and the guys inspire me a lot you know. I like watching the whole night. And my coach just come to my room and say go sleep you have a fight tomorrow, and it’s okay I go, I go but I’m watching a lot Muhammad Ali, Roy Jones Jr., Canelo, Mayweather, you know, and I’m so happy,” said Silva.

I don’t believe you that you know and Canelo sign my glove. And when I saw Canelo, it’s real, Canelo’s come to talk to me… This the God for boxing right now, and come to talk to me. I’m so happy. Because that’s what I talked to my coach, I need you show him my respect for the people in the community boxing community. You know, I can’t come in here and don’t do my best, you know. I know I need to working hard because boxing is completely different,” added the UFC legend.

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What’s next for Anderson Silva after his win against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.?

Silva has indicated that he would like to continue in boxing. The 46-year-old has vowed to make a quick turnaround back to the squared ring. And given his status as a legendary figure in combat sports, one can expect ‘The Spider’ to get a worthy opponent next.

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MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 10: (R-L) Israel Adesanya of New Zealand taunts Anderson Silva of Brazil in their middleweight bout during the UFC 234 at Rod Laver Arena on February 10, 2019 in the Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Silva’s former foe, Vitor Belfort, recently called him out for a rematch, this time, in the boxing ring. Hence, options are in abundance for ‘The Spider‘. It will be interesting to see his next move.

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What do you think Anderson Silva will do next? What did you make of his thoughts regarding meeting Saul Alvarez?

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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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