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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr vs Anderson Silva report
Who won Chavez Jr vs Silva?
Anderson Silva beat Julio Cesar Chavez Jr by unanimous decision in their 8 round contest on Saturday 19th June 2021 at Estadio Jalisco in Jalisco.
The scorecards were announced as 75-77, 75-77, 77-75 in favor of winner Anderson Silva.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 8 rounds in the Cruiserweight division, which meant the weight limit was 200 pounds (14.3 stone or 90.7 KG).
Chavez Jr vs Silva stats
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr stepped into the ring with a record of 51 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, 33 of those wins coming by the way of knock out.
Anderson Silva made his way to the ring with a record of 1 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 1 of those wins by knock out.
The stats suggested Silva had a massive power advantage over Chavez Jr, boosting at 100% knock out percentage over Chavez Jr's 65%.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr was the younger man by 11 years, at 37 years old.
Silva had a height advantage of 1 inch over Chavez Jr. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Both Julio Cesar Chavez Jr & Anderson Silva fought out of an orthodox stance.
Chavez Jr was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 54 more fights, and made his debut in 2003, 5 year and 4 months later than Silva, whose first professional fight was in 1998. He had fought 291 more professional rounds, 310 to Silva's 19.
Chavez Jr vs Silva form
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Marcos Reyes on 18th July 2015 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at Don Haskins Convention Center, El Paso, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Andrzej Fonfara on 18th April 2015 by unanimous decision in the 9th round at StubHub Center, Carson.
Going into that contest, he had won against Brian Vera on 1st March 2014 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at Alamodome, San Antonio.
Before that, he had beat Brian Vera on 28th September 2013 by unanimous decision in their 10 round contest at StubHub Center, Carson.
He had lost to Sergio Martinez on 15th September 2012 by unanimous decision in their WBC World Middleweight championship fight at Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas.
Chavez Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 10 years, 8 months and 13 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 2 years, 1 month and 20 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 53 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 10.6 rounds on average.
What time did Chavez Jr vs Silva start?
The fighters were expected to ringwalk at around 2:00 AM UTC at Estadio Jalisco, Jalisco, Mexico, which was 10:00 PM EST or 7:00 PM PST on the West Coast of America, or 3:00 AM BST in the UK.
Who broadcast Chavez Jr vs Silva?
The Fite.tv PPV US show is expected to begin at 9:00 PM EST / 6:00 PM PST. The Fite.tv PPV UK broadcast of the card is expected to start at 2:00 AM (BTS).
What were the odds on Chavez Jr vs Silva?
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr was a 11/50 (-450) favourite going into the contest, while Anderson Silva made his way into the ring at 16/5 (+320) with oddsmakers.