UFC legend Anderson Silva has provided an update on a potential future in the world of boxing.
Silva, 46, was released by the Ultimate Fighting Championship in the wake of his defeat to Uriah Hall last year. Ever since then, many fans have been wondering whether he’d stay in MMA or transition over to boxing.
The next chapter for Anderson Silva?
We got something of an answer after it was announced he’d be going head to head with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in June, although that had been pinpointed as something of a one-off.
Now, ‘The Spider’ has suggested that a number of boxing promoters are interested in his services.
“This is the first, but the different promoters called me and called the ICM to sign the contract to the people who hold me. But right now my focus is only on this fight. But a lot of different boxing promoters called me and called the company ICM that represents me to (fight). But right now focus is only on one fight on (June) 19th. Let’s see,” Silva said.
“I love a challenge. I know it’s hard because Chavez Jr. has been doing boxing his entire life, but that’s a good challenge for me. I don’t need to prove anything to anybody. I do this because I love sport and I love fighting and this is my air. When you do something with your heart, you are successful. It doesn’t matter if you are win or not. So that’s why I accept the challenge for my mind and body”.
He may not be the same fighter he once was but even as a veteran, Anderson Silva is still one of the most fascinating competitors in the world to watch.
From his movement to his striking, it’s hard not to be intrigued by what he could bring to the ring.
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