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Wanderlei Silva announces boxing match with Brazilian bodybuilder Felipe Franco

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Wanderlei Silva has announced his participation in a boxing match against Brazilian bodybuilder Felipe Franco. The announcement was made on Sunday during a bodybuilding event in Sao Paulo, Brazil. According to an official from the Attack Fight Show, Silva and Franco will engage in a boxing exhibition on November 25.

Silva, also known as “The Axe Murderer,” revealed on his social media that his son, Thor Silva, will also be part of the event. Thor Silva boasts a record of 2-0 in amateur MMA bouts and 1-0 as an amateur kickboxer.

In an Instagram post, Silva expressed his excitement about returning to the ring after some time away, but this time in the realm of boxing. He acknowledged the challenge presented by Franco, recognizing him as a renowned bodybuilder with yet-to-be-revealed strength. Silva emphasized the intensity of the fight, describing it as a brutal battle that will test determination, strength, and strategy.

Silva, a former PRIDE champion and holder of an impressive MMA record of 35-14-1 with one no-contest, last competed in September 2018, where he suffered a loss against Quinton Jackson in Bellator. Although he declared his retirement from MMA in a 2022 interview with the Trocação Franca podcast by MMA Hook, Silva has left the possibility open for boxing matches.

Franco, aged 37, will make his debut in combat sports through this boxing match. As a bodybuilder and politician, he weighs approximately 210 pounds.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about boxing match

Q: When and where will the boxing match between Wanderlei Silva and Felipe Franco take place?

A: The boxing match is scheduled to take place on November 25. The exact location of the event has not been specified.

Q: Has Wanderlei Silva retired from MMA?

A: While Silva stated in a 2022 interview that he was “officially retired” from MMA, he has left the door open for boxing matches, as evidenced by his upcoming bout with Felipe Franco.

Q: What is Felipe Franco’s background in combat sports?

A: This will be Franco’s first venture into combat sports. He is primarily known as a bodybuilder and politician, weighing around 210 pounds.

Q: Will Wanderlei Silva’s son, Thor Silva, also be participating in the event?

A: Yes, according to Wanderlei Silva’s social media announcement, his son Thor Silva will also be competing on the card. Thor holds a 2-0 record in amateur MMA bouts and 1-0 as an amateur kickboxer.

Q: What can we expect from the boxing match between Silva and Franco?

A: Silva has described the fight as a brutal battle of determination, strength, and strategy. Both fighters will bring their unique skill sets and intensity to the ring for what promises to be an exciting match.

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SportsNewsJunkie July 10, 2023 - 8:41 pm

nov 25th gonna b a big day! wanderlei silva, former pride champ, takin on felipe franco in a boxing exhibition! dis gonna b epic! #sportsnews

FightClubber July 10, 2023 - 10:56 pm

silva vs franco? count me in! dis gonna b a war of strength n strategy! wanderlei silva gonna show why hez a legend in da ring! #boxingwar

MMAEnthusiast July 11, 2023 - 4:03 am

wanderlei silva makin a comebak in boxin against bodybuilder felipe franco? wow, datz sumthin new! gonna b interestin 2 c how dey match up! #combatSports

SilvaFanatic July 11, 2023 - 2:46 pm

wanderlei silva, da axe murderer, back in action! been waitin so long 4 dis! hope he brings his A-game n knocks out felipe franco! #SilvaIsBack


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