Less than a year removed from the end of his legendary UFC career, former champion Anderson Silva will cross into the boxing ring tonight (June 19, 2021) opposite former WBC Middleweight strap-hanger Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. from inside Estadio Jalisco in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. The event is titled “Tribute To Kings” and prominently features former champions pitted against one another.
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True boxing royalty will return to the ring tonight, as one of the all-time greats in Julio Cezar Chavez Sr. will also compete at the age of 58. Chavez Sr. hasn’t fought since 2005, but he’ll be staring down Hector Camacho Jr. in the main event.
Chavez Jr vs. Silva Quick Results:
Julio Cesar Chavez Sr vs. Hector Camacho Jr — exhibition match
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs. Anderson Silva — Silva def. Chavez Jr via split-decision
Omar Chavez vs. Ramon Alvarez — Alvarez def. Chavez via unanimous decision
Kevin Torres vs. Jorge Luiz Melendez — Melendez def. Torres via unanimous decision
Damian Sosa vs. Abel Mina — Sosa def. Mina via majority decision
Chavez Sr vs. Camacho Jr Round-By-Round Updates:
Camacho bounces quickly and lands a 1-2 early. Straight right from Chavez. Good jab from Camacho. Chavez lines up a nice body shot. Quick jab from Camacho. Chavez finds a right then rips a pair of left hooks to the body. Camacho pops his foe with a cross. Chavez goes after the midsection. Lead right connections for Chavez, and the two trade heavy hooks to end the round!
Chavez walks forward, lands a jab. Another, then a left hook. Camacho is the quicker man, and he flashes a jab of his own. Combo from Camacho! Chavez sticks a left then a body shot. Camacho flashes another fast flurry. Chavez digs a body shot. Chavez puts together a great combo with his foe stuck in the corner, going body then head. 1-2 from Camacho, followed by a jab. Lead right from Chavez. Another! Camacho slaps his foe with a trio of hooks. Late shot from Chavez, but no one is too angry.
Chavez opens with a hook to the body. Camacho scores with a cross. Good work from Camacho with his back to the fence, as he stings his man with some jabs. Chavez clinches then breaks dirty. Chavez digs more punches to the mid-section. Camacho puts himself in the corner, lands a check hook. Chavez puts together a big combo of liver hooks and uppercuts. Camacho returns fire with some nice shots of his own, but he stays on the ropes. Camacho finishes the round with some heavy hooks, and this time, the two are mad after the bell and keep firing.
I don’t know what’s happening. The two boxers are both trying to take their head gear off. Canelo enters the ring. Eventually, things settle down, and they return to boxing.
The two are throwing with bad intentions to start the fourth. Good right from Chavez. Chavez releases a big combination to the head and body as his foe is trapped along the ropes. Again, Camacho is firing back and landing fairly well though. Big left from Camacho backs his opponent off for a moment. Chavez goes back to the liver and prompts a clinch. Chavez connecting with his left hand along the ropes once again. The two let it fly until the bell and then afterward! This feels like a WWE event.
Official Result: The bout is an exhibition match with no official winner
Chavez Jr vs. Silva Round-By-Round Updates:
Chavez opens with early body jabs. Silva feeling out his opponent, fires an overhand. Clean connection from “The Spider” on a lead. Chavez shows his own overhand, the scores hard with a left hook. Body shot from Chavez. Glancing hook for the Brazilian. Silva comes up short on a 1-2. Chavez tries to fire with Silva on the ropes, but nothing lands.
The two flash early jabs. Glancing 2-3 from Silva. Chavez digs a right to the mid-section. Silva finds a right hook to the body and lands a jab afterward. Silva starts dancing around, lands a wide right hook. Silva puts together a good combination, but Chavez keeps the gloves high. Jab gets through for the Brazilian. Chavez lands a jab then a cross, prompting a clinch from Silva.
Silva jabs to the head and body early. Chavez sticks a jab, unloads a combination with Silva’s back to the ropes. Silva tries to fire back, but it’s mostly blocked. Silva sneaks a right hook around the guard then digs a body shot to end a combo. Chavez rips a couple body shots as Silva hangs out on the ropes. Then a jab. Silva posturing in front of his opponent, walks back to the corner. Silva defends himself well, but he doesn’t fire back.
Silva touches with a pair of combos to start the fourth. Clean uppercut from the Southpaw! Silva fires a left to the body, crashes forward with a right hook. Double jab from Silva, followed by a wide right hook. Good jab from Chavez. Silva pushes his foe into the ropes, goes to work with his lead hand. Uppercut from Silva! More uppercuts! Chavez fires back, but Silva refuses to back off. Clean jab from Chavez, but it prompts Silva to land a combination in return. Two heavy lands from Silva! Strong round for the UFC legend.
Silva pushes his foe right back to the ropes, lines up a left hand. Chavez lands a jab. Silva trying to line up an uppercut off the jab. Silva finds a body shot. Clean right hand from Chavez. Lead uppercut from “The Spider!” A couple clean jabs too. Good jab from Silva, followed by a left and shove into the ropes. Chavez is looking a bit tired and frustrated. Hard jabs from Silva. Chavez lands a good right hand and keeps throwing, but Silva ties him up.
Silva backs Chavez up and lands a left. Chavez finds a good right, but Silva eats it. Good jab from Chavez. Silva lands a combination of his own, and Chavez is on the ropes again. Great jabs from Silva! Chavez works the body from close distance. Silva finds some good uppercuts along the ropes. Jabs from Silva. Up jab! Left hand counter from Chavez. Silva lands a good left, tries to follow up with a jab.
Chavez keeps up his guard to avoid Silva’s first combo, but “The Spider” finds a body shot and uppercut soon afterward. Silva’s active lead hand is doing work. Silva sets up an uppercut and overhand really nicely with his footwork. Chavez lands a jab in return. Liver shot from Chavez. Close range uppercut from “The Spider.” Good left hook from Chavez, who is stalking. Silva is still landing more though, keeping his jab going. Chavez digs a couple hard body shots. Silva pops the jab to finish the round, and Chavez is bleeding a bit.
Body jab-left hand opens the round for Silva. Chavez pushes into the clinch, gets clipped on the break. Chavez finds a body shot, but Silva doubles up on jabs in response. Silva lands more uppercuts from close distance. Chavez rips a three-punch body shot combo. Silva lands a left, slips a shot, then an uppercut. Chavez is pushing forward a lot harder in the final frame, firing body shots. Silva covers up, returns fire with an uppercut. Chavez swings big with a right hook. Close round.
Official Result: Anderson Silva defeats Julio Cesar Chavez Jr via split-decision (77-75, 75-77, 77-75)
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