Anderson Silva will make his highly-anticipated boxing debut against former WBC Middleweight champion, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., at the upcoming “Tribute to the Kings” boxing event this weekend (Sat., June 19, 2021) inside Estadio Jalisco in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
The weigh ins will stream LIVE in the embedded video player above beginning at 3 p.m. ET and we will have real-time text updates listed below, updated as they happen.
Silva — who parted ways with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) late last year — had long wanted to try his hand at boxing, though his ideal opponent had always been Roy Jones Jr. While that still could be a possibility down the road, taking on Chavez (35) might be stiffer test given the fact that he is still active in the sport.
Co-headlining the event will be Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., a man widely considered to be the best Mexican-born boxer ever by many. Chavez (58) will face Hector Camacho Jr. (42) in what will be Chavez’s final fight. Camacho is the son of former IBC Welterweight and WBO Light Welterweight champion, Hector “Macho” Camacho, who Chavez Sr. defeated via unanimous decision in 1992.
Full weigh-in results:
Anderson Silva (180)
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr (184) * MISSED WEIGHT
Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. (143)
Hector Camacho Jr. (145)
Demain Sosa (153)
Abel Mina (153)
Omar Chavez (173)
Ramon Alvarez (172)
The event will be available for your viewing pleasure via FITE.tv and will set you back $39.99. The card is set to kick off starting at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT and will also feature a Junior Welterweight fight between Kevin Torres and Jorge Luis Melendez as well as a Super Welterweight title fight between Damian Sosa and Abel Mina.