A cut up choice loss to MMA fighter Anderson Silva could possibly be essentially the most embarrassing defeat of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr’s profession
ANDERSON SILVA, a former star of the UFC, now 46 years outdated, is a blended martial artist who’d solely boxed in two professional bouts earlier than and never since 2005. Boxing him was speculated to do one thing for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. In Julio’s telling, it’d tee him up for a rematch with Canelo Alvarez. It was actually an eight spherical train that would have led Chavez Junior again to significant fights, however provided that Junior did the naked minimal – if that’s he received. However on Saturday night time (June 19) in Mexico the son of a legend didn’t handle that. After eight rounds on the Estadio Jalisco in Guadalajara he misplaced a call.
It’s a crushing consequence, compounded by Chavez Junior coming in over the agree weight restrict as soon as once more. This was made at 182lbs, Chavez scaled 184¼lbs and needed to hand over a money penalty to his opponent. Silva, 10 years older than Chavez Jr, made the burden. He additionally received the battle.
This cut up choice could possibly be essentially the most embarrassing lack of Chavez’s profession, who triggered a close to riot in Phoenix in 2019 when he retired himself on his stool after 5 rounds with Danny Jacobs. That embarrassment might have been all of the extra acute provided that his former opponent Canelo Alvarez was watching and the good Julio Cesar Chavez himself was acting on the cardboard in an exhibition with Hector Camacho Jnr.
“I believe it might have been a draw,” Chavez Jnr stated afterwards. “I didn’t throw extra punches. He didn’t do a lot injury. There have been a couple of rounds that went backwards and forwards.”
Silva naturally was delighted. “I really like preventing,” he stated. “Boxing was my dream for a few years. I wanted to indicate my respect for boxing. I want to come back right here and do my greatest.”