Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s Plan? KO Anderson Silva, Rematch Canelo
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. believes a victory over Anderson Silva will eventually lead him to a second showdown with Canelo Alvarez.
Chavez vs. Silva will take place on June 19. The bout will headline Tribute To The Kings live on pay-per-view. The card will also see Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. take on Hector Camacho Jr. in an exhibition match.
Chavez spoke to TMZ Sports and discussed his plan if he emerges victorious over the UFC Hall of Famer.
“[The Silva matchup] has all the ingredients to be an exciting fight. I predict I can finish him after the 3rd or 4th round. That’s when I get in the groove and start feeling myself in the ring.
“I think that I do have the style to win the [Canelo] fight because I attack. I try to not give him too much space to move around because he’s a great boxer.”
Chavez and Canelo fought back in May 2017. Canelo won the fight via unanimous decision. Chavez has gone 2-2 since that fight.
Chavez is a sizable betting favorite going into his clash with Silva. Silva holds the record for the most successful UFC Middleweight Title defenses in the promotion’s history. Silva was recently released by the UFC after going 1-7, 1 NC in his last nine pro MMA outings. “The Spider” has a pro boxing record of 1-1. He hasn’t had a boxing match since August 2005.