Tape rankings @ Cruiserweight
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 36 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 stopped 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had won against Jeyson Minda on 27th November 2020 by technical knockout in the 4th round at Parque Revolucion, Sinaloa, Mexico.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Mario Abel Cazares on 25th September 2020 by technical decision in their 6 round contest at Grand Hotel, Baja California.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Daniel Jacobs on 20th December 2019 by technical decision in the 5th round at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, United States.
Before that, he had won against Evert Bravo on 10th August 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Estadio Antonio R. Marquez, Jalisco, Mexico.
He had been beaten by Canelo Alvarez on 6th May 2017 by unanimous decision in their 12 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Chavez Jr's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 8 months and 24 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 23 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 28 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 5.6 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.
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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.