‘Bigfoot’ Antonio Silva makes second try in kickboxing


Antonio Silva takes on Greg Tony in kickboxing bout

Brazilian mixed martial artist Antonio Silva is not done with fighting. Yet, “Bigfoot” is back in the boxing ring, other than MMA cage. Going through the ropes for the second time in his career he takes on French Super Heavyweight Greg Tony. The initial announcement was made by L’Est Republicain.

The resume of “Bigfoot” Silva 19-12 (1 NC) includes the victories against Alistair Overeem, Fedor Emelianenko, among others, as well as the “bloodbath” encounter with Mark Hunt at UFC Brisbane Fight Night late 2013. The Brazilian fighter also challenged for UFC Heavyweight title, yet failed to earn the strap, being stopped by Cain Velasquez in the first round. He also lost five of his last MMA bouts.

Silva made his kickboxing debut in October 2017 going up against Rico Verhoeven in the headliner of GLORY 46 China. The latter took the win by TKO in the second round.

Holding World Kickboxing Network Super Heavyweight title, Greg Tony was last seen in action at Fight Night Saint Tropez 6 last August when he took the second-round TKO win against Frederic Sinistra. Before that he knocked out Bresko Bence also in the second round, and Bob Sapp in Round 1. Over the course of his career Tony defeated Daniel Ghita, Errol Zimmerman, among others, as well as took on the likes of Badr Hari and Hesdy Gerges.

The date of Antonio Silva vs. Greg Tony bout is yet to be set. The contest is reportedly targeted for this fall. More information is expected to be announced in the coming weeks.