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26th Dec 2021

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr says he would ‘retire’ from boxing if he lost to Jake Paul

Callum Boyle

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is rumoured to be Jake Paul’s next opponent

Experienced boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr has said he would retire from boxing if he lost to former YouTuber Jake Paul.

Paul recently defeated former UFC fighter Tyron Woodley with a fatal sixth-round knockout victory, extending his unbeaten professional record to five wins from five fights.

However many have previously questioned the 24-year-old’s wins with the Cleveland-born middleweight yet to face a fully fledged boxer but that may change with Chavez Jr being named as a possible opponent.

The Mexican has also recently been in action, beating David Zegarra on a points decision after questions about his future were raised following a defeat to ex-UFC fighter Anderson Silva in his previous bout.

And the 35-year-old has publicly stated that he will step away from the sport should he be beaten by Paul.

“I can only talk about myself, not about other people, I am not here to criticise anyone,” he told TV Boxeo.

I talk by analysing boxing. I hope I can get a few million with Jake Paul. If he beats me, I’ll retire, I don’t get paid. I don’t want money if I don’t beat him. Retirement – not interested in his money if I do not win.”

Chavez Jr went on to say that he believes that people will be supporting him if an agreement is made between the two.

He added: “People want me to beat him, [Jake Paul] is strong and he knows how to organise the fights well at his weight, it would be a matter of reaching an agreement.

“[The Pauls] generate a lot of expectations and money, a match with me would be good. They haven’t learned how to fight well and I can take advantage of that. Jake Paul can punch, but he’s not a boxer.”

A deal between the two has yet to have been confirmed, but it is rumoured that talks are well underway.

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