Anderson Silva Boxing Bout Not His First Rodeo

Anderson Silva Boxing
May 19, 2021 ---- MMA legend Anderson "The Spider" Silva works out Wednesday in his first-ever Boxing Media Day. Silva shadow boxed, hit the mitts - speed bag - heavy bag and afterwards took questions from the media. Silva will fight outside of the Octagon for the first time since 2006. He will take on Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. in a professional boxing match in Guadalajara, Mexico, live on PPV Saturday, June 19th in an event titled “Tribute to the Kings”. Silva will fight on the same card that sees the legendary Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. take on Hector “Machito” Camacho, Jr. in a special boxing exhibition. Also on the card will be Omar Chavez who will take on Ramon Alvarez in the rubber match of their trilogy. Promoted by Borizteca Boxing and Toscano Promotions, "Tribute to The Kings" will be live on Pay-Per-View and is being produced by Global Sports Streaming. Chavez Jr. vs. Silva - Tribute to the Kings - will be available for live viewing on cable, satellite and digital Pay Per View, starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, on for a suggested retail price of only $39.99. Integrated Sports Media and Joe Hand Promotions will distribute throughout North America via DirecTV, iN Demand, Vubiquity, DISH, SaskTel, Rogers, Shaw PPV and via the FITE.TV website and app in the United States, Canada and select markets world-wide. Photo credit : Chris Farina - ChrisFarina.com, chrisfarinaphoto

Former UFC middleweight champion and one of the greatest of all time, Anderson Silva will face Julio César Chávez Jr. on June 19. Many have questioned the legitimacy of Silva’s boxing inside the squared circle, well this is not his first rodeo.

Anderson Silva Boxing Skills Prior to June 19 Bout

In fact, ‘Spider’ has two professional boxing bouts on his record. In 1998, he faced Osmar Luiz Teixeira and lost that fight. However, that is not the bout to look to if we want to see what Silva truly possesses.

In 2005, Silva knocked out Julio Cesar de Jesus in the second round of their boxing match and we have the footage for you below.

Anderson Silva boxing and showing his skills

We all know the elusiveness of Silva’s striking. He had some of the best footwork and timing inside the Octagon in his heyday. Hopefully, we see some of those skills translate into the boxing ring on June 19.

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The Silva vs. Chavez Jr. will be the co-main event at the special boxing event “Tribute to the Kings” where Chavez Sr. will headline in an exhibition bout against Hector Camacho Jr., the son of his late great rival, Hector “Macho” Camacho.

The Tribute to the Kings event will be available for live viewing on cable, satellite and digital Pay Per View, starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT, on for a suggested retail price of only $39.99. Integrated Sports Media and Joe Hand Promotions will distribute throughout North America via DirecTV, iN Demand, Vubiquity, DISH, SaskTel, Rogers, Shaw PPV and via the FITE.TV website and app in the United States, Canada and select markets world-wide. You can see Anderson Silva boxing for yourself.

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