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Boxing: Chavez vs Silva Jr

Chavez vs Silva Jr



The legend of the UFC, Anderson Silva, will face the former world middleweight champion of the WBC, the Mexican Julio Chávez Jr., in the star of professional boxing of the function "Tributo a los Reyes", which will be held this same Saturday, 19 June, at the Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.

Chavez vs Silva Jr


The fight, which is promoted by Toscano Boxing Promotions, will be televised live by pay-per-view (PPV) in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico, through Global Sports Streaming (GSS).

The star fighters participated in the official weigh-in and Chávez Jr. was heavy with 184 pounds and Silva at the agreed limit of 182 pounds.

Anderson Silva, considered by many to be the greatest MMA fighter of all time. Silva, from Curitiba Brazil, was the longest reigning middleweight champion in the UFC and compiled a record of 34 wins with 11 losses and 23 impressive knockouts. His boxing record is 13-1. Chavez, Jr. is 52-5-1 with 34 knockouts.

"When I look back on my journey, I see that nothing has been in vain! I am very happy for the opportunity to put my boxing skills to the test with Julio César Chávez Jr. I train continuously, I am always fighting for resilience and for overcome obstacles. The fight is my eternal breath, "said Silva.

"I have rededicated myself to the sport that I love and will be ready to face anyone in the light heavyweight division starting with Silva. I will be prepared to emerge victorious on June 19," said Julio César Chávez Jr. 

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