Anderson Silva opens as the underdog in his surprising boxing match with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Oddsmakers have released their initial odds for Silva (34-11 in MMA) vs. Chavez Jr. (52-5-1-1 in boxing). Take a look below at the lines courtesy of Bet Online.
Anderson Silva vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
Anderson Silva (+275)
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (-350)
Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Silva is scheduled for June 19 in Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico. Silva will make his boxing debut on the back of a three-fight UFC skid against Uriah Hall, Jared Cannonier and Israel Adesanya. Chavez Jr. is coming off back-to-back losses to Mario Abel Cazares and Daniel Jacobs.
Silva is a former UFC middleweight champion and one of the pound-for-pound greatest of all time. At his peak, Silva made 10 consecutive title defenses. Chavez Jr. has won a suite of world titles including the WBC middleweight title and WBC Silver middleweight title.