46-year-old former UFC fighter Anderson Silva made his way to the boxing ring to face Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in Mexico and won while impressing many watching at home.
For 8 rounds Silva pretty much dominated his fight against Chavez Jr. and even clowned the former boxing champ in vintage Anderson Silva fashion.
Anderson Silva clowns Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, puts his hands down and yells at Chavez to punch him pic.twitter.com/ZgURJrWoEe
— BroBible (@BroBible) June 20, 2021
.@SpiderAnderson landing a BEAUTIFUL uppercut in round 4 on Chavez Jr.
How do you have it scored?#TributeToTheKings
— FITE (@FiteTV) June 20, 2021
Final Punch Stats for #ChavezSilva:
• Silva out landed Chavez, 99-53 in total connects
• Chavez Jr only averaged 19 thrown punches per round pic.twitter.com/5lZuAMZFYB
— Dan Canobbio (@DanCanobbio) June 20, 2021
It was clear that Silva won most of the fight against a lethargic Chavez Jr but one judge somehow gave JCC the win on his scorecard. Thankfully the two other judges got the scores right and Silva was awarded the victory.
Anderson Silva def. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. by split decision (77-75, 77-75, 75-77)
Make no mistake, that was no split decision. Anderson won that fight by a wide margin but judges gonna judge#TributetotheKings
— Damon Martin (@DamonMartin) June 20, 2021
Official: Anderson Silva def. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr via SD (75-77, 77-75 x2.)
Silva 100% won that fight. You could make a case for 78-74, too. I was afraid they were about to screw but alas they didn’t. Great scene afterwards. He is overjoyed.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 20, 2021
Another win in the ring for Anderson Silva 🕷🥊
He wins in a split decision over former WBC middleweight champ Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
— The Athletic (@TheAthletic) June 20, 2021
After the fight, Silva said that he was going to go home and talk to his team about his future in boxing but it’s pretty clear that Silva can hang with a lot of people in the ring after his impressive showing against Chavez Jr.