Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Opens As Big Favorite vs. Anderson Silva

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.

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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.

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