At 47, Anderson Silva will be in games next Saturday, his 14th, for the third time in less than a year. Yes, he saw him boxing more frequently than when he was in the UFC. But those who are still excited to see Spider in action need to take advantage of any and all performances from the Brazilian fighter, who on Saturday will be on the helipad of Dubai’s famous Burj Al Arab hotel to face fellow countryman Bruno Cavira. , in a boxing fair with a maximum of eight rounds of three minutes each, with a maximum weight of 88 kg.
Global Titans Fighting 3 will have an exclusive broadcast of the fight from 3pm (Brazilian time), on a card that will be in the main fight between Floyd Mayweather and Don Moore.. Anderson Silva, in an exclusive conversation with Fight Via Zoom, he admits he had a special moment to be able to get into the ring, but remembers that such appearances will be increasingly rare.
Every top-level athlete demands the same, but I’m in a new moment. Fighting is still something that I love very much, and I like very much, it is something that as long as I am still able to do, as long as God continues to bless me with health and technical ability to continue to train and be able to fight at a high level, I will do it. But my life has taken other directions. I have to take care of my companies and businesses in Brazil and Los Angeles. Here (in Dubai) we are also opening a business. The former UFC middleweight champion (up to 83.9 kg) said the fight is something that moves far.
Anderson Silva will play Bruno Cavira in Dubai – Photo: clone / fight
In a record-breaking career at Ultimate, where he stayed for nearly 15 years, Anderson couldn’t fulfill his desire to take on Roy Jones Jr. in boxing. Dana White and the organization never released him. However, the Brazilian ensures that he doesn’t live with frustration, but he also doesn’t want to think about the UFC anymore.
– I’ve been training in boxing for a long time, and I started training many years ago in Corinthians. But I believe that everything that happens in our lives must happen at the right time. God knows everything and puts everything in the right place at the right time (…). No, absolutely nothing (out of frustration). In fact, at the time this boxing match with Roy Jones was suggested it was neither more nor less, what happened next with Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. Seeing me really came from behind, I actually made that signal there, but it didn’t happen, anyway… UFC for me was in the past.
Anderson Silva won both boxing fights after leaving Ultimate after losing to Uriah Hall in October 2020. First beat Julio César Chavez Jr. , 36, by split decision at an event in Mexico in June 2021. In September, in Florida, he also faced former UFC star Tito Ortiz and sent off the 47-year-old American as Anderson.
In Dubai, Anderson works as a coach for the Nogueira team, where he lives at home, since the academy is owned by brothers Rodrigo Minotauro and Rogério Minotouro. He was on the Nogueira side as well, but in Rio de Janeiro, Anderson met and trained with this Saturday’s opponent, an MMA fighter and current UAE Warriors champion, in the United Arab Emirates.
– Bruno is a man I have a lot of admiration for. We’ve already trained together on Team Nogueira for a few years. It’s an exhibition fight, but it’s going to be a great fight for him and me, they both already know how it works, we’ve done a lot of sparring together, we’ve trained together a few times, so we know his game. I think it will be a great show.
Anderson Silva scores a knockout victory in a fight with Tito Ortiz in Florida – Photo: Douglas B. Devils/AFP
After facing Anderson Silva and Bruno Cavira, it will be Floyd Mayweather’s role against Don Moore. The Brazilian did not spare his praise for the American player, who retired in 2017, with a record 50 wins and no defeats.
– There are all the others and there’s Floyd Mayweather. The man is unique in what he managed to create in the world of boxing. I admire his work, everything he has created in this sport, and everything he has done for this sport. It’s my honor to fight with the same card he was using. I think very few athletes are able to make this transition to another method and have this opportunity (which I am having). Being on the same card as Floyd Mayweather is amazing. Floyd Mayweather’s initial fight is amazing!
Check out the full event card:
Fighting Titans of the World 3
May 14, 2022 in Dubai (United Arab Emirates)
Weight to be announced – Floyd Mayweather vs. Don Moore (8 rounds of 3 minutes)
Up to 88kg – Anderson Silva x Bruno “Cavira” Azeredo (8 rounds of 3 minutes)
Up to 59 kg – Delfine Parsoon x Maiva Hamadouche (10 2-minute rounds)
Up to 91 kg – Badou Jack x Hany Atiyo (12 rounds of 3 minutes)
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