Jake Paul has ongoing talks to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. – the Mexican warned that he should retire if he loses.
Chavez Jr. is the son of one of the boxing legends, but he shares only one name.
The 35-year-old became a laughing stock after losing by points in a boxing fight against UFC legend Anderson Silva.
Anderson was only having his third pro fight, but took full advantage of the completely out-of-shape and unfit Chavez Jr.
The most surprising thing is that Chavez Jr. is a former middleweight champion.
Speaking to CVBJ, Chavez Jr.’s Mexican countryman and former multi-weight champion Johnny Gonzalez says he needs to put on his gloves if he loses to YouTuber Paul.
He said: “It’s a good business [what] These are YouTubers who want to face boxers.
“But if Chavez Jr. [fight] Happens, I just hope Julio prepares well because if he loses to Paul, it would be better to retire from boxing.”
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Chavez Jr.’s father is one of the icons of the game – with 115 fights, 107 by KO, 85 won.
With 53 wins from 60 bouts, the lineage’s record with 34 wins via KO is honestly not too bad.
But he has looked regretfully disinterested in recent years and has fallen far short of the example set by his father.
One of Mexico’s most famous fighters, Chávez Sr., was left in hand in June after his son lost in eight rounds to 46-year-old Silva.
And Gonzalez admitted that his father’s popularity is such that whenever 35-year-old Chavez Jr. steps into the ring, attention will follow him.
He added: “Chávez has always attracted the limelight.
“But for his father, because wherever he appears, his father will always be with him and what the people want is to see the great Julio Caesar.”
Young Chavez has said that he will fight Paul for free and will retire from boxing if he loses to the social media star.