Silva, a former UFC middleweight champion, makes his return to boxing, as he takes on Chavez Jr. in a professional, eight-round boxing bout in the main event of Tribute to the Kings.
Tribute to the Kings goes down on Saturday, June 19 at Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara. The pay-per-view main card is set to go live at 9:00 p.m. ET on FITE, while the undercard will stream at 7:00 p.m. ET also FITE and beIN Sports.
Silva vs. Chavez Jr. was contracted for 182 pounds, but unfortunately, Chavez Jr. missed weight, recording a weight of 184.4 pounds. The bout still goes on, but Chavez Jr. will forfeit $100k of his purse to Silva for the weight miss.
In the co-main event of the card, the legendary Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. fights former rival’s son Hector Camacho Jr.. The bout is a four-round exhibition. It’s set to be Chavez Sr.’s last performance in the boxing ring.
Keep it locked here for fight results as they happen, as well as live behind-the-scenes updates from Jalisco Stadium.