Anderson Silva’s son, Gabriel Silva, is also interested in the fight game; he aspires to be a world champion and has already begun his career in boxing. Gabriel fought against Angelo Thompson for his professional boxing debut and secured a unanimous decision win (1-0); you can watch the highlights below: Gabriel Silva has signed a one fight deal with MisFits boxing; he will be fighting against Ben Davis tonight.
Silva is more interested in building a career in boxing; however, he would love to show up for an MMA match and fight under the same card as his father, Anderson Silva. He looks forward to popularizing himself and progressively moving to the top by competing against higher-level opponents.
Gabriel Silva on sharing the ring with Anderson Silva
In a recent interview with MMA Fighting, Gabriel Silva shared his thoughts on participating in an MMA match and explained how boxing is more important to him. “My father is very impulsive,” Silva said, as quoted by mmafighting.com.
“If the idea of fighting this year makes senes in his head, he’ll make it happen. He’s always training and always in shape, always ready, so I think he’ll fight when the opportunity comes. It could happen, the three of us on the card, that would be cool, that would be cool.
I’ve always had this idea of one day sharing a card with my father. I’d put my plans aside a little bit because this is history, it’s something we would never see again, so we have to be part of it. My thing with MMA is that it will definitely happen, but it’s not something longterm, it’s only for me to say I’ve done it, It’s an important piece of my history, so it will happen eventually.
Silva further said: My focus now is on doing the foundation to build my story in boxing.My goal [in boxing] is the same of all [professional] athletes, to become world champion. These opportunities [against influencers] help our social media and gets us views, so we take it”.