Anderson Silva went to the boxing ring and one-sidedly beat Julio César Chávez Jr. in Tribute to the Kings.
After his MMA career ended in 2020, Anderson Silva entered the sport of boxing for the first time since 2005 and put on a classic performance, defeating Julio César Chávez Jr. at the Tribute to the Kings event.
While the first round was fairly uneventful, Silva seemed to be able to use his reach to his advantage. Chávez Jr. tried to stand up and put pressure on Silva, but the MMA legend managed to fight back and put in a lot of effort.
Chávez Jr. landed several shots to the body in the third round and caught Silva in the corner, but Silva brought out his mind games from his days as an MMA champion.
Anderson Silva goes back in time and gets a split decision on a one-sided issue
Silva then brought him into the fourth, landing several hard shots and smashing through Chavez Jr.’s defense. In the middle of the fifth, Chavez Jr. simply looked out of the fight, as Silva slowly pushed him aside.
One judge inexplicably scored the fight in favor of Chávez Jr. 77-75, but the other two judges scored 77-75 for Silva to give him the rightful victory.