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Anderson Silva Booked for Boxing Match Against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on June 19 – MMA Root



Anderson Silva will return to boxing for the first time since 2005 when he faces Julio Cesa Chavez Jr. on June 19 in Jalisco, Mexico.

ESPN first reported the reservation, which will be challenged at 180kg, according to promoter Saul Rios. The former UFC middleweight champion later confirmed the news to TMZ Sports.

“When I look back on my journey, I see that nothing was in vain,” said Silva. “I’m extremely happy to be able to test my boxing skills with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

“I train constantly, always striving for endurance and overcoming obstacles. The race is my eternal breath.”

“The Spider” is 1-1 in boxing, having lost a TKO in the first round to Osmar Luiz Teixeira in his 1998 debut before defeating Juliar Cesar De Jesus in the second round of the TKO in 2005. Both fights took place in Brazil. The 45-year-old was once considered one of the leading martial arts fighters. He left the UFC after a fourth-round loss to Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night 181 last October. Silva has won one of his last nine appearances in the promotion in Las Vegas.

“When the match was over, he could not even get up to do his interview. He had to sit down and do an interview. “I made a big mistake and I should not have let him play this game tonight,” UFC president Dana White told Silva after his game against Hull. “He is a legend of this sport and he is a legend of this company, and I did something I disagree with. I knew I was right, and tonight he proved me right, and Anderson Silva must never fight again. “

Chavez Jr. is 52-5-1 with 34 knockouts during his boxing career. He is only 2-3 in his last five outings, which includes a defeat by Canelo Alvarez.

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