By Ponciano Melo – UFC might finish Anderson Silva with the UFC, yet his name stays pertinent in battle sports in general. On Monday, ESPN affirmed that “The Spider” is now in exchanges to battle Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on June 19.
“A boxing match between Julio César Chávez Jr and Anderson Silva is being negotiated,” an ESPN knockout posted on their Instagram in Mexican language.
The arranged session was first reported during a public interview on Thursday. During the said media occasion, coordinator Saúl Ríos uncovered that it was Chavez Jr. who brought Silva’s name up as a potential rival.
“It was what Julio referenced,” he said. Until further notice, there is not much, yet he is you are searching for, we are arranging. It would be a 10-round battle.”
Silva, who turns 46 this April, keeps going saw activity on Halloween night when he lost through fourth-round TKO to Uriah Hall. The misfortune denoted his third back-to-back rout, which prompted his UFC discharge three weeks after the fact.
The 35-year-old Chavez Jr., in the interim, is falling off a fourth-round TKO prevail upon Ecuador’s JeysonMinda in November.
Silva has been more than once connected to a potential bout with Roy Jones Jr. previously, yet his UFC contract at the time had kept it from truly emerging.
MORE ABOUT SILVA
Anderson da Silva was born on April 14, 1975. He is a Brazilian-American mixed martial artist. He is a former UFC Middleweight Champion and holds the longest title reign in UFC history at 2,457 days. This started in 2006 and ended in 2013 and included a UFC record of 16 consecutive victories in that span.
UFC president Dana White, UFC commentator Joe Rogan, and numerous mixed martial arts (MMA) pundits have named Silva as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time.