The co-main event and main event for the Tribute to the Kings boxing card on Saturday night features a father and son, as Julio Caesar Chavez Jr. will box former UFC champion Anderson Silva, while Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. will face Hector Camacho Jr. The entire event will be live from Estadio Jalisco in Guadalajara, Mexico, and available on pay-per-view.
The younger Chavez will enter with a career record of 52-5-1 at age 35, and missed the 182 pound catchweight established for the bout by 2.4 pounds. He is the former WBC Middleweight Champion, and isn’t exactly known for the grinding effort often given by his father. He quit in the fifth round of a bout with Daniel Jacobs in 2019 that saw the crowd pelt the combatants with trash and beer cups afterwards, and came in 4.7 pounds overweight for that matchup as well.
Silva is 34-11-1 in MMA, and this will be his third career boxing bout, and the first outside of his native Brazil. The 46-year-old legend was dropped by the UFC after losing five of his last six bouts in the octagon, the final one being a loss to Uriah Hall on Halloween of 2020. He has openly looked to continue his combat sports career
The co-main event features Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., one of the greatest Mexican sports heroes of all-time. The 107-6-2 career fighter and holder of countless championships at many weight classes will face Hector Camacho Jr. Chavez defeated Hector Camacho Sr. in September of 1992 in a light welterweight bout he dominated, and one of the most anticipated fights of the 20th Century.
The final bout on the three-match main card is Chavez Sr.’s other son Omar Chavez taking on Ramon Alvarez, the current IBF North America Light Middleweight Champion, and brother of Canelo Alvarez. These two fought before in 2017, with Chavez coming away with a TKO second-round victory.
You can order the Tribute to the Kings card on pay-per-view via your cable or satellite provider, with the featured fights scheduled to start at 9 p.m. ET. The cost is $39.99, and the bout will also be available via the FITE.TV website and app in the United States and Canada.