GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva hosted an open exercise on Tuesday in “La Plaza De La Liberacion” and interacted with Mexican followers forward of his first boxing bout in 16 years.
Silva, the MMA legend, fights Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the primary occasion of “Tribute to the Kings” on Saturday. It’s an eight-round skilled bout, and the primary fight sports activities contest for “The Spider” since he parted methods with the UFC following a TKO loss to Uriah Corridor in October.
The Brazilian has voiced his want to return to boxing for years, and it’ll lastly occur for the 44-year-old. Silva appears to be having fun with himself within the lead-up to going through Chavez Jr., as he invited a younger fan on stage with him throughout the open exercise session.
Take a look at the video above to see Silva hit pads and mingle with the followers previous to Saturday’s boxing bout.