ANDERSON SILVA’S son Kalyl won his professional boxing debut in front of his UFC legend dad.
Both of Silva’s boys, Kalyl, 22, and Gabriel, 24, are experienced amateur kickboxing and Muay Thai fighters.
@kalylsilvaAnderson Silva’s son Kalyl won his professional boxing debut[/caption]
But his youngest has now crossed over to boxing and faced Paulo Roberto dos Santos Nascimento in Brazil.
Kalyl, who also has a 2-1 kickboxing record, won the fight by knockout in round four.
He posted on Instagram: “Pro debut started off with a bang ! 4th round KO.
“Thank you to everyone that’s part of this journey with me. Forever thankful. On to the next!”
Silva, who left the UFC in 2020 as one of the greatest of all time, was ringside for the fight and hailed his son afterwards.
He said: “Congratulations, champion pride. Strength and honor always.”
Silva, 47, in October lost on points to YouTuber-turned boxer Jake Paul, 25.
Both his sons helped the Brazilian icon prepare for the pay-per-view boxing bout.
But after losing over eight rounds, being floored in the final minutes, Silva still intends to continue fighting.
He said: “If your dreams are small, your vision will be small, your goals will be limited, your targets will be mediocre, your road will be narrow, your ability to endure storms will be fragile.
“I wish that you are not afraid of life — be afraid of not living it. There is no sky without storms, and no path without setbacks.”
Anderson Silva intends to continue fightingGetty