Editor’s word: This text was initially revealed on MMAJunkie.com.
GUADALAJARA, Mexico – Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will set foot within the ring on Saturday, tailing a controversial weigh-in.
The previous WBC middleweight champion did not make weight for his boxing bout in opposition to former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva in the principle occasion of Tribute to the Kings, which works down at Jalisco Stadium and is ready to stream dwell on pay-per-view.
Chavez Jr. weighed in on Friday morning at 184.4 kilos for his bout contracted at 182.
The 35-year-old addressed the burden miss on the ceremonial weigh-ins on Friday afternoon, saying there was no contracted weight.
“I don’t have any contract,” Chavez Jr. mentioned after the weigh-in. “He’s fought his total life at 84 kilos and I weighed in at 83 kilos in order that was the element. I don’t have any downside making much less weight.”
Chavez Jr. mentioned he weighed in at 182.6 kilos (83 kilos), however the promotion Borizteca Boxing confirmed to MMA Junkie he got here in at 184.4 kilos. Chavez Jr. forfeited $100,000 of his purse to Silva for lacking weight.
When requested if he was taking the battle severely given Silva is predominantly MMA fighter and never a boxer, Chavez Jr. mentioned he’s certainly not taking the Brazilian flippantly.
“After all each battle needs to be taken severely,” Chavez Jr. mentioned. “He already boxed, he’s a powerful and laborious rival. The burden and dimension benefit is his, not mine. It’s going to be an incredible battle however we’re ready to win.”
“They solely say that I weighed in at 83 kilos, however they don’t say that the battle is eight rounds and every little thing we’ve given him in benefits being an MMA fighter. And we do it with pleasure so we will make a present for everybody.”
Silva, 46, felt disrespected by Chavez Jr. weight miss. Following the ceremonial weigh-ins, the MMA star expressed his disappointment.
“I made my weight and I’m very skilled,” Silva mentioned. “My work with my staff for six months was to respect the boxing right here in Mexico.
“I feel completely different conditions occur for various fighters, however once you don’t make the burden, you show you don’t respect the individuals and the promoters and all people. However this occurred.”