Former UFC champion and the new face in the boxing circuit Anderson Silva has issued a statement after his split decision win over Julio Cesar Jr. in a boxing match.
Anderson Silva last competed in a boxing ring in 2005 while coming in to this fight against a boxing veteran Julio Cesar. Silva defeated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. via split decision (75-77, 77-75, 77-75) in an impressive boxing performance Saturday night at Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico. Silva was a massive underdog coming into this fight but won by defying all the odds against him.
Anderson Silva is regarded as one of the greatest fighters to ever compete in MMA. The Brazil local held the UFC middleweight title for seven years, the longest reign in promotion history. Anderson owns the longest winning streak in UFC history that is 16 and the most finishes in UFC title fights (9). Silva was released from the UFC in 2020 November after he faced defeat against Uriah Hall. Since his departure from the UFC, there were lots of talks about his future. In March 2021, it was announced that Anderson Silva would continue his combat sports career in boxing against Julio César Chávez Jr. on June 19, 2021.
Anderson Silva issue a statement after his Boxing Win
After his boxing win over Chavez Jr., Silva posted an emotional statement on Instagram where he thanked all his fans and said that he will keep this journey moving.
I’m grateful for all the opportunities that life has given me, all the difficulties I’ve been through, and I never stopped believing in my potential, I always dedicated myself to the maximum, overcoming all obstacles, never letting myself get down for absolutely anything. I am immensely grateful to everyone who was part of my journey, to those who cheered for my success and even those who played against, because each one of them was a key part for me to get here, finally MY PEOPLE, this message it’s for you, my followers, don’t stop believing, do the best with what you have at the moment, donate 100% in everything you do, with your heart and with love. No one but you can dictate the rules of your journey!!! Kiss, MY PEOPLE!!!! Success is the result of hard work, a lot of love, and dedication!!!
Now after this amazing performance Silva has lots of opponents lined up for him including Jake Paul and Logan Paul.
Who would you guys love to see Anderson Silva fight next?
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