Guadalajara show featuring the Julio Cesar Chavez family finalized

One of the legends of Mixed Martial Arts, Anderson Silva is about to give Pro Boxing another try.

To say the least, an interesting fight card keeps getting even more interesting. On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, Boxing Promoter Saul Rios of Borizteca Boxing Promotions in association with Toscano Boxing Promotions announced the 45-year-old MMA great Anderson “Spider” Silva, a resident of Los Angeles, California by way of Sao Paulo, Brazil who just a couple of years ago became an American Citizen, agreed to face former middleweight world champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. from Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico, in a 10-round boxing match on June 19, 2021 at Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. Note well: The combatants have agreed that this fight will take place at 180 pounds making it a battle of Cruiser weights (in the range of 175 lbs. to 200 lbs.).  

Longtime MMA sensation, southpaw Anderson Silva is now 45 years of age and stands 6’2″ tall.

Unbeknownst to many fight/sports fans, this will be Silva’s third professional boxing match. He suffered a first-round TKO defeat to Osmar Luiz Teixeira – way, way back in 1998 and then won a second-round TKO match over Julio Cesar De Jesus in 2005. Both of these fights took place in Brazil.

Silva (34-11, 22 KOs and 4 submissions in MMA) is considered one of the best MMA fighters that ever lived. At one point, the now 45-year-old owned the longest winning streak in UFC history. Silva won 16 fights in a row over a period of 6 years, from June 28, 2006 to July 6, 2013, before he lost to Chris Weidman. At this point UFC legend Donald Cerrone has the most wins in UFC history with 23 just ahead of the likes of Georges St-Pierre, Jon Jones and Anderson Silva. Nearing the close of his MMA career, Silva has lost four of his last five fights to include decision losses to current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya and Daniel Cormier plus KO losses to both Jared Cannonier and on October 31, 2020 to Uriah Hall. So, at this point he has now gone five months since his last fight at UFC Fight Night: Hall vs. Silva. He lost that fight via tecnhical knockout in round four. In an Instagram post made after that fight, Silva hinted his career in MMA might be over, even though he hasn’t officially announced his retirement.

After agreeing to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., Silva said, “I am extremely happy for this opportunity to test my boxing skills versus Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. I train continuously, always striving for resilience and to overcome any obstacle. Fighting is in my everlasting breath.” As far as training hard, there was an on-line video of Anderson “the Spider” Silva training with his son Kalyl Silva at the Blackhouse MMA Gym. (see photo above)

Two young boxing fans discuss the upcoming show and give their opinion.
The young lady witnessed Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s performance or lack there of versus Canelo.
The photos of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. seem necessary as this 35-year-old is often changing his appearance. Within the last couple of years his hair has gone from dark brown to black, then to blonde, from all blonde to blonde with a shading of blue or pink and now it is back again to blonde.

On November 27, 2020, Chavez Jr. (52-5-1, 34 KOs) defeated Jeyson Minda and is now 2-3 in his last five fights, which includes that loss to Canelo Alvarez. In addition to the Julio Cesar Chávez versus Hector “Machito” Camacho Jr. matchup, it’s already been confirmed that Chávez’s other son, Omar will be fighting Ramón “Inocente” Álvarez with whom he’s had two prior bouts, each has won once.

At this point, all that’s left to do is make arrangements with Lady Gaga to sing all three of the National Anthems plus make certain either Michael Buffer or the even more erudite Pablo Flores of Tijuana is available to M.C. the affair. 

Both of these headliners, Hector Macho Camacho Jr. (left) and Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. (right) were given a full 90 days to get in tip-top shape for their upcoming six round bout.

In the prior week, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. and Hector Camacho Jr. faced off to announce their much anticipated six round exhibition bout which is to take place Saturday, June 19th, at The Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. 

During that earlier Press Conference at the Jai Lai Palacio in downtown Tijuana, B. C., Mexico, boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez J. C. recalled his earlier thoughts when the promoters first approached him about their offer to fight the son of his former rival, the legendary Hector Macho Camacho. “At first, I said no. Why, because he is too young for me. But when they told me it was going to be a tribute to my great friend (Camacho Sr.), who is now in heaven, I accepted immediately.”

“Between Mexico and Puerto Rico there has always been a great rivalry, but “Macho” Camacho never bothered with my family, he never offended me in any way, and never used rude words. So we of course became great friends. I love him to heaven and he knew that. Although now, I suppose he’s going to be angry with me, about the beating I’m now going to inflict upon his son.”

At that point, the younger Camacho Jr. bit down on his lower lip and swiveled his head from right to left. The puzzled look on his face was gone. “At this point, what can I say? As of late I’ve been going around telling everybody and anybody who will listen that I’m going thrash this old man, big time. I must even the slate for that historic fight on September 12, 1992, the night Mr. Chavez here was clobbering my revered father, our head of household.”

Camacho Jr. thanked the organizers of the upcoming event, and then added: “I have been waiting for this opportunity for many years. I will be well prepared, as skinny as you like. This fight is going to be just days before the anniversary of my father’s passing, so it’s going to be a very emotional fight for me.”

Also, in a 10-round very competitive middleweight bout, Omar Chavez (above, second from the left, blue jacket) will be taking on Ramon Alvarez in the rubber match of their trilogy. And I guess it’s safe to say, you can count on the show’s promoters to fill up this once in a lifetime fight card with more above average local talent, such as 17 win Kevin Torres.

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