We mentioned before that Anderson Silva was hanging out with boxing coach Freddie Roach and that probably meant his dumb plan of moving to boxing (I’m biased because hey, fuck boxing) was still alive and well. Now here’s a quote from Roach with more fodder for the boxing rumors:
Towards the end of an interview in his gym’s spare room, Roach revealed that UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was dropping in to spar with “The Pitbull” that night. Indirectly, he also hinted that Silva’s dreams of boxing Roy Jones Jr. were not dead.
“I’ve been working with Anderson for a little while now,” Roach said. “He’s 4-0 in Brazil as a boxer. He wants to fight Roy Jones, he told me. I don’t think Anderson’s quite ready for Jones yet, but he’s a talented guy; he has good movement, and (Silva and Arvlovski sparring) should be interesting.”
I’m more into the ground aspect of MMA, but to see Anderson Silva and Andrei Arlovski sparring would be something special indeed.