Now, on the undercard of Evander Holyfield vs Vitor Belfort, Silva will look to face former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz in an eight-round fight that sees Silva as the bookies’ favorite. Boxing. Evander Holyfield steps in against Vitor Belfort after De la Hoya forced out of fight
The transition from MMA to boxing is one that has been heavily in demand in recent years, with stars like Conor McGregor, Ben Askren and more recently Tyron Woodley all trying their hand inside the ring, and so far with little success.
One man who has impressed in 10-ounce gloves, however, is Brazil’s former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.
With a couple of early fights under his belt in 1998 and 2005, ‘The Spider’ returned to the ring in June 2021 to fight former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
In a bout that saw Silva through over twice as many punches as Chavez Jr., the judges awarded the Brazilian the win by split decision.