Anderson Silva: The Human, Not the Fighter

Anderson Silva
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

Anderson Silva has been doing more press than he has ever done before, leading up to his match at Tribute to the Kings. Prior to his bout with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. ‘Spider’ is speaking with small sites, big sites and everything in between and doing this all for the first time in English.

Anderson Silva The Human, Not the Fighter

This is the first time ever that fans and media are getting to know Anderson Silva the human, not the fighter.

“In this time in my life, I just try to do something special for myself and for my fans,” Anderson Silva told MMASucka.com. “I don’t need to prove nothing for anybody, but I can continue to do something special. Every single day I try to change something in the world. Change something in my side. I believe in the sport, it’s the connection for every single person, when you do something special in your sport, in your personal job, you inspire people. You inspire the new generation.

I’m very happy buddy. I know boxing is tough. I practiced boxing for many many years in my life. I fought in amateur boxing, professional boxing, not the same level, but I think this is a good challenge for myself and the message I try to pass for every single person in this world and my fans here in Mexico and the United States and in the world is that you can do anything when you have passion and when you love and that’s why I’m here.”

In 2005, Silva fought a professional boxing bout, where he knocked out Julio Cesar de Jesus. How will that experience, along with his time inside the Octagon help this fight today?

“Well, I have an amazing team. I’ve trained for many years and this moment is only for remember because you have muscle memory and that’s what I put in practice here.”

Check out the full interview with Silva above.

The co-main event will see the great Julio Cesar Chavez Senior take the ring for the last time to fight Hector “Little Macho” Camacho Jr., the son of the man he beat in the historic boxing match “Chavez vs. Camacho in 1992.

Tribute to the Kings – Chavez Jr. vs. Silva will be available for live viewing on cable, shown 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.

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