Anderson Silva spoke out about YouTube bloggers’ disrespect for boxing

Former UFC middleweight champion (up to 84 kg), star Brazilian veteran Anderson Silva agreed with American Henry Sejudo, who said that the popularity of YouTube blogging fights is a consequence of the professional boxing crisis.

Silva himself admitted that, although he is known primarily as an MMA fighter, he spent many years studying this traditional sport.

Anderson Silva spoke out about YouTube bloggers' disrespect for boxing

“We see a lot of YouTubers disrespecting an old, traditional sport. Athletes take years to conquer their space and have made history to make what this sport is today. I started training boxing at Corinthians, many years ago. I went to do a soccer test, I was late and a boxing training was going on. 

I went there to attend the class and Professor Vitor Ribeiro asked me if I was training something, gave me the equipment, and had it trained. I started training, then I participated in the Open Games in Bragança Paulista. It has a history and reference behind it. In addition to going there and fighting, testing myself, it is like boxing. It’s the most important thing,” Anderson Silva said.

Former former UFC champion in two weight categories, American Henry Sejudo was in solidarity with British promoter Eddie Hearn, who said that the popularity of YouTube bloggers’ fights is a consequence of the professional boxing crisis.

Anderson Silva spoke out about YouTube bloggers' disrespect for boxing

Uncle Mike speaks facts. Boxing is being taken over by a bunch YouTuber’s because the best boxers don’t fight the best. How long is it going to take to watch Spence vs Crawford 2032? The real circus is Boxing for not putting on the best competitions.” – wrote Sejudo on his Twitter.

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