ANDERSON SILVA’s son Kalyl won his professional boxing debut ahead of his father, the UFC legend.
Silva’s two boys, Kalyl, 22, and Gabriel, 24, are experienced amateur kickboxers and Muay Thai fighters.
But his youngest has now switched to boxing, taking on Paulo Roberto dos Santos Nascimento in Brazil.
Kalyl, who also has a 2-1 kickboxing record, won the fight by KO in round four.
He posted on Instagram: “Pro debut started with a bang! 4th round KO.
“Thank you to everyone who is part of this journey with me. Forever grateful. On to the next one!”
Silva, who left UFC 2020 as one of the all-time greats, was ringside for the fight and greeted his son afterwards.
He said: “Congratulations, proud champion. Strength and honor always.”
Silva, 47, lost on points to YouTuber-boxer Jake Paul, 25, in October.
His two sons helped the Brazilian icon prepare for the boxing pay-per-view.
But after losing over eight rounds and going down in the final minutes, Silva still wants to keep fighting.
He said: “If your dreams are small, your vision will be small, your goals will be limited, your goals 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 – afraid of not living it. There is no heaven without storms and no path without setbacks.”
https://www.the-sun.com/sport/6954091/anderson-silva-son-kalyl-boxing-debut-ufc-dad/ Anderson Silva’s son Kalyl, 22, wins KO’s professional boxing debut with a star hailed by the UFC legend’s father