Going into the boxing match between Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Anderson Silva, fight fans had absolutely no idea what to expect.
After all, Chavez Jr., a multiple-time boxing champion, was carrying almost 60 professional fights into the match while Silva, a former UFC champion, had not boxed professionally since 2005.
But after eight rounds of action, it was Silva who stunned the crowd with the split-decision victory.
Below is how the world reacted to the entire night of action in Guadalajara.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Anderson Silva
Respect to Anderson Silva @spideranderson on the win….vc é uma lenda brasileira! Would be an honor to have him vs Roy Jones Jr on the same card as Tyron and I— Paul Paul (@jakepaul) June 20, 2021
@SpiderAnderson just beat Julio Caesar Chavez Jr!!!!! Great job champ— Daniel Cormier (@dc_mma) June 20, 2021
Parabéns @SpiderAnderson— Bethe (@bethecorreia) June 20, 2021
Feliz em ver existe outras possibilidades depois do mma… é só acreditar!grande luta! @Luiz_Dorea @Canelo que imagem dois campeões Anderson e Canelo. pic.twitter.com/IK9XB6KpQK
Holy crap @SpiderAnderson just beat Chavez Jr. They gave him a Split Decision, but it was a runaway win no doubt for Silva. Should have been no more than 6-2 for Silva— Big John McCarthy (@JohnMcCarthyMMA) June 20, 2021
Congratulations @SpiderAnderson you are a STUD!!!— Big John McCarthy (@JohnMcCarthyMMA) June 20, 2021
Should of been unanimous. Chavez got SMOKED. https://t.co/fLFPVpAOKV— Nash Carter (@NashCarterWWE) June 20, 2021