There have been talks among the fans about a potential big-ticket bout between former UFC star Anderson Silva and boxing legend, Floyd Mayweather. ‘The Spider’ recently joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour when he opened up on the possibility of the fight. Mike Tyson Throws Punches With Female Boxer In Video
Anderson Silva shares his thoughts on the potential bout
Silva said that he is unaware if the bout will go down but stated if that happens, it will be a good challenge for him. He said:
“I don’t know if I can fight on same level as Mayweather. But, this is good challenge for me.”
"I don't know if I can fight on same level as Mayweather. But, this is good challenge for me."
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) September 27, 2021
Silva’s coach had also stated the former UFC star wants to fight Floyd Mayweather and ‘break all pay-per-view records’. Silva had beaten ex-boxing champion Julio Cesar Chavez, 35, and knocked out fellow MMA legend Tito Ortiz, 46.
But now the UFC middleweight icon wants to jump to the top of the sport and challenge one of boxing’s best ever, 50-0 Mayweather.
Silva’s trainer Luiz Dorea told AG Fight:
“I think the one fight that should happen was between Floyd Mayweather and Anderson Silva.One of the greatest boxing athletes against one of the greatest MMA in the world.Floyd faced Logan Paul, who doesn’t have that much experience in boxing, in an exhibition match. I think I could have a deal. These fights against YouTubers can happen too, because Anderson wants something that motivates him. We will have good news soon.”