After being dropped by the UFC after poor performances on his last three MMA fights, Anderson Silva has now signed a boxing contract to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Chavez, 35, has an active boxing record of 52 wins, including 34 knockouts, five losses, one draw, and one no contest.
According to reports, the fight is scheduled for June 19 at Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico.
The arena is 55,000 seater with a still uncertain number of fans to be allowed.
On the other hand, Silva is already 45 years old.
Many think that he should already retire, but the former middleweight champion who has the longest reigns wants to prove that he still has a lot left on his tank.
“When I look back at my journey, I see that nothing has been in vain.”
“I am extremely happy for the opportunity to test my boxing skills with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. I train continuously, always striving for resilience and to overcome obstacles. Fighting is my everlasting breath.” Silva said in an interview with TMZ Sports.
Silva will become the second UFC fighter to cross sports after Conor McGregor did in 2015 despite losing to the unbeaten Conor McGregor.