Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva got the job done. Against professional boxer and former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., ‘The Spider’ showed good skills and technique and scored a split decision win at the Tribute to the Kings PPV in Mexico. On Twitter, journalists and professional fighters reacted to the stunning and unforgettable victory.
There is only one #AndersonSilva @SpiderAnderson
— CrisCyborg.Com (@criscyborg) June 20, 2021
If Anderson can hold on here he’ll open himself up to some very large boxing paydays in the near future. This is huge for him given the landscape these days.
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) June 20, 2021
Anderson Silva is an absolute legend. That was amazing.
— Nick Baldwin (@NickBaldwinMMA) June 20, 2021
I think Anderson won 6 possibly 7 rounds
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) June 20, 2021
@SpiderAnderson just beat Julio Caesar Chavez Jr!!!!! Great job champ
— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) June 20, 2021
Anderson Silva, at age 46, as a neophyte boxer, just outboxed a 35-year-old with 60 bouts of boxing experience. And honestly? He made it look suuuuper easy. What a legend. #TributeToTheKings
— SUNS IN 4 AL-SHATTI (@shaunalshatti) June 20, 2021
Canelo clearly impressed with Anderson Silva. #TributeToTheKings pic.twitter.com/CcC8nNno6Y
— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) June 20, 2021
Anderson Silva defeats Julio Cesar Chavez Jr via split decision but that should’ve been unanimous. Silva, at 46 years of age, looked great. What a legend!pic.twitter.com/NUCXuymmfr
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) June 20, 2021
A true combat sports legend @SpiderAnderson https://t.co/NLIHRxlgep
— Frank Mir (@thefrankmir) June 20, 2021
Congrats @SpiderAnderson You looked phenomenal out there. Respect to Chavez Jr! #ChavezjrSilva
— Alex Chambers (@alexchambersmma) June 20, 2021
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