Former UFC lightweight champion Tito Ortiz has opened up about his boxing match with former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
A boxing match between former UFC champions Anderson Silva and Tito Ortiz will take place at the upcoming Triller Fight Club card on September 11 in Los Angeles. The Fight between Silva and Ortiz is part of the undercard for the Triller Fight Club event headlined by boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya vs. former UFC champion Vitor Belfort. The weight limit for the fight is set at 195 pounds and it will take place at Staples Center in Los Angeles and airs on pay-per-view. The professional match is slated for eight rounds and is to be contested in 10-ounce gloves.
Taking to his social media following the official announcement of the Ortiz vs. Silva boxing match, Tito Ortiz gave his message to the fans on what they can expect at this boxing match.
“IT’S OFFICIAL!!! September 11th at the Staples Center live on PPV @Triller “Battle of the Legends” I’ve been work extensively on my boxing over the past 10 years. Excited to showcase my skills against one of the greatest MMA fighters @spiderAndersonSilva in a boxing match. I always put on a show!! I’m definitely looking for blood. #boxing #9/11 #patriot #titoortiz #andersonsilva #loganpaul #jakepaul”
Ortiz in recent years has been quite active in politics but still, his political career couldn’t stop him from fighting at several events.
In his last Pro fight, he fought against former WWE Champion and Combate Americas President Alberto El Patron in a 210-pound Catchweight bout at Combate Americas event in Hidalgo, Texas. Ortiz won the fight via rear-naked choke submission in the first round. Before that, he had defeated Chuck Liddel and Chael Sonnen in MMA fights at Golden Boy Promotions and Bellator respectively.
Anderson Silva last fought in boxing against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on 19 June 2021. Chavez Jr missed the contractual weight of 182 lbs. after weighing in at 184.4 lbs. and forfeited $100,000 of his purse to Silva. Silva won the fight via split decision. Silva was the busier fighter throughout the fight throwing a total of 392 punches versus Chavez Jr’s 153.
It’s great to see these legendary fighters participating in boxing events at this age and making tons of money. The money they must be made for the vents is more than what they made while fighting in the MMA at the top of their career.
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