The win over Silva came a few months after Velasquez himself tasted defeat for the first time, losing the belt to Junior dos Santos in his first attempted defense.
That blood-soaked victory over Silva set up a rematch with dos Santos. In that five-round bout Velasquez dominated, making the kind of statement many fighters only dream about.
It makes one wonder if Silva, a heavy underdog going into the May 25 fight card, will be able to pull off a Velasquez moment of his own and avenge his previous defeat. I guess we'll find out soon enough.
To get prepped for the upcoming bout, here's a rundown of the 12 professional (11-1) fights from the career of Mr. Velasquez.
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