Cris Cyborg‘s dream of boxing will come true.
On Wednesday, the women’s MMA legend announced on The MMA Hour that she will be making her professional boxing debut on September 25 in her hometown of Curitiba, Brazil. Cyborg will be facing Simone Silva (17-21).
A boxing homecoming
Silva has six knockout wins to her name; however, she is winless in her last eight fights.
“I’m gonna do my first boxing fight, and it’s gonna be a September 25 and is going to be Brazil in my city. I’m super excited,” Cyborg told Ariel Helwani. “I’m gonna fight Simone Silva, and she has 40 professional boxing fights. She has fought four times for the world title and she has a lot of experience. I’m very excited because she has a lot of experience, and I don’t have experience, but I really wanted to do boxing because it was one of my dreams.”
Cyborg vs. Silva will be the main event of FMS (Fight Music Show) which will also feature some influencers that will fight as well as professional MMA fights.
There were some conversations about Cyborg vs. Katie Taylor; however, the Brazilain revealed that the talks never got too far, but she remains hopeful that it will happen.
Cyborg vs. Harrison?
As for her MMA career, the 37-year-old said she wants to fight seven more times before calling it a career. Everyone has been pushing for Cyborg to fight Kayla Harrison, including the PFL CEO, Peter Murray.
On The MMA Hour, Cyborg revealed that she has never even talked with Murray or PFL chairman Don Davis about a potential super fight. She said if the PFL wants the fight to take place, they can speak with Bellator president Scott Coker.
“If you do want to make the fight happen, maybe [Murray] can call and talk to Scott Coker, and we can get this fight to happen,” Cyborg said.
The Grand Slam champion wants to fight Harrison, but she also said if the fight never happens, she will be fine because she has achieved so much.