4 Celebrities Who Participated in Professional Fights As Terry Crews Challenges Anderson Silva

4 Celebrities Who Participated in Professional Fights As Terry Crews Challenges Anderson Silva

Byron Pillay
May 19, 2024 at 9:52 PM
  • Terry Crews has challenged Anderson Silva to a fight later this year
  • Silva is a former UFC champion who took up boxing in November 2020
  • Kim Kardashian once competed in a charity boxing match and lost

There’s some big money to be made in fighting.

Over the years, more and more celebrities have entered the ring, either to try their hand at it, or for charity.

Terry Crews could be the latest star to compete in a professional fight, after he challenged a UFC star.

Terry Crews has challenged ANderson Silva to a fight.
Terry Crews has issued a challenge to former UFC champion, Anderson Silva, for a fight in June.
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As noted by Middle Easy, the star of White Chicks challenged the former UFC Middleweight champion to a fight in June.

“Anderson Silva, I’ve been training, I’m ready. June 15th. I will see you at fight night in Brazil, ya’ll. June 15th. Let’s Go. Anderson Silva, me and you. Let’s make it happen,” Crews said.

Silva has taken up boxing since leaving the UFC in 2020, and is reportedly ready to end his career with one last fight.

With Crews issuing the challenge, Sports Briefs looks at other celebrities who have engaged in a fight.

Kim Kardashian

In 2009, Kim took part in a charity fight as part of an event called the Kardashian Charity Knockout.

Donning pink ring gear and pink gloves, Kardashian took on Tamara Frapasella but lost via unanimous decision.

Ricky Gervais

The British comedian also made a surprise appearance in the boxing ring, competing in a charity match for Comic Relief.

Gervais won his three-round fight via split decision and donated his prize money to a cancer support group.

Idris Alba

The Golden Globe winner is not just an accomplished actor. He also trained as a professional kickboxer.

Alba has competed in boxing matches and once won a fight by technical knockout in the very first round.

He also trained in Muay Thai, and documented the process in a show called Idris Elba: Fighter.

Dolph Lundgren

An actor who holds a Black Belt in Kyokushin karate, Lundgren also competed in an exhibition fight.

One of the stars of Rocky IV, he took on Oleg Taktarov in a boxing match and lost on unanimous decision after five rounds.

Casper Nyovest favourite to beat NaakMusiq

The celebrity boxing trend is not exclusive to international celebrities, as South Africans have also jumped on board.

Sports Brief reported how Cassper Nyovest and actor-musician NaakMusiq were the next duo set to throw hands.

The rapper is favourite to beat NaakMusiq thanks to his previous experience in the ring, after recently beating SlikTalk.

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Byron Pillay
Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.