MMA legend Anderson Silva (2-1, 1 KO) scored an eight round split decision over former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. (52-6-1, 34 KOs) on Saturday night at Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico. Silva simply outworked Junior all night. Scores were 77-75 Chavez, 77-75, 77-75 Silva.
Silva: I feel so happy…I needed to do this because I love fighting and boxing is my dream for many, many years…maybe I’ll fight again very soon.
Chavez: I did enough for a draw….He never hurt me. I don’t think he did enough to take this fight.
Making what was billed as his final ring appearance, boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. fought an entertaining four round exhibition against Hector Camacho Jr. They wore headgear for the first three rounds. Both removed the headgear for the last round and were forced to put it back on.
In the rubber match of their trilogy, middleweight Ramon “Inocente” Alvarez (28-8-3, 16 KOs) beat Omar “Businessman” Chavez (38-6-1, 25 KOs) by eight round unanimous decision. Alvarez took the fight to Chavez, who bled profusely from a cut caused by a head clash. Scores were 80-73, 79-73, 80-72.
Damian Sosa W10/split Abel Mina (NABF super welterweight title)
Jorge Luis Melendez W8 Kevin Torres (super lightweight)