Gabriel Silva is decided to construct a profession as an expert boxer, however the thought of sharing a card along with his father, legendary MMA star Anderson Silva, would persuade him to tweak his plans a little bit bit.
The younger Silva is ready to field Ben Davis at Saturday’s Misfits occasion in Newcastle, England. He doesn’t see MMA as a potential profession path. However he would give it a strive sooner or later when his boxing profession is up and working.
Anderson Silva, the previous UFC middleweight kingpin, turned to boxing in recent times. In June, he informed MMA Combating he was “in talks” with a Japanese MMA promotion for his retirement battle in late 2023.
Gabriel mentioned he’s not conscious of his father’s present plans, however he loves it.
“My father may be very impulsive,” Silva mentioned in an interview with MMA Combating. “If the concept of combating this yr makes senes in his head, he’ll make it occur. He’s all the time coaching and all the time in form, all the time prepared, so I believe he’ll battle when the chance comes.”
Gabriel mentioned his brother Kalyl Silva, who’s 2-0 as an expert boxer, could be the one to comply with “The Spider’s” footsteps in MMA since he’s all the time coaching a number of martial arts, whereas Gabriel focuses solely on boxing.
The concept of Anderson competing for the ultimate time later this yr would possibly convey all the household collectively.
“It might occur, the three of us on the cardboard,” Silva mentioned. “That may be cool, that might be cool. I’ve all the time had this concept of someday sharing a card with my father. I’d put my plans apart a little bit bit as a result of that is historical past, it’s one thing we’d by no means see once more, so we have now to be a part of it.”
“My factor with MMA is that it’ll undoubtedly occur, nevertheless it’s not one thing longterm, it’s just for me to say I’ve completed it,” he continued. “It’s an vital piece of my historical past, so it should occur ultimately. My focus now could be on doing the inspiration to construct my story in boxing.”
Gabriel faces Davis in an 170-pound exhibition match in Newcastle. Then he’s set for his second skilled match, which is ready for 160 kilos in November within the U.S.
“My purpose was to battle as quickly as potential,” mentioned Silva, who signed a one-bout take care of Misfits. He predicts a knockout win Saturday and stays open to dealing with different influencers sooner or later, granted that it doesn’t have an effect on his skilled profession.
“My purpose [in boxing] is identical of all [professional] athletes, to change into world champion. These alternatives [against influencers] assist our social media and will get us views, so we take it.”