Kalyl Silva, the 23-year-old son of former UFC champion Anderson
Silva, had a professional boxing debut to remember over the
weekend in Bahia, Brazil.
The younger Silva was cornered by his father and boxing coach Luiz
Carlos Dorea and faced a fellow newcomer, Paulo dos Santos, in a
four-round fight at 155 pounds. Kalyl was victorious via knockout
after hurting his opponent with a left to the body and a follow-up
right to the head in the final stanza.
After the victory, father and son kneeled together in the center of
the ring, a move reminiscient of “The Spider’s” respectful
post-fight gesture to opponents during his UFC career. Kalyl Silva
is also 2-1 in professional kickboxing bouts, with his most recent
appearance coming this past September.
Anderson Silva’s Son Gets Knockout Win in Pro Boxing Debut