Anderson Silva: A Lot Of YouTubers Disrespect Boxing
Anderson Silva believes YouTubers aren’t respecting the sport of boxing.
Lately, we’ve seen the rise of Internet stars such as Jake Paul entering the world of boxing. Paul is 3-0 with all three victories coming by way of knockout or TKO. He’s coming off a TKO finish over former Bellator and ONE Championship titleholder Ben Askren.
Silva, who is planning to meet Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in a boxing match on June 19, told AG Fight that he’s of the belief that YouTubers are disrespecting boxing.
“We see a lot of YouTubers disrespecting an old, traditional sport. Athletes take years to conquer their space and have made history to make what this sport is today. I started training boxing at Corinthians, many years ago. I went to do a football test, I was late and a boxing training was going on. I went there to attend the class and Professor Vitor Ribeiro asked me if I was training something, gave me the equipment, and had it trained. I started training, then I participated in the Open Games in Braganca Paulista. It has a history and reference behind it. In addition to going out there and fighting, testing myself, it’s like boxing. It’s the most important.”