JAKE PAUL continues to have talks to fight Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr next – with the Mexican warned he must RETIRE if he loses.
Chavez Jnr is the son of one of boxing’s legends, but the only thing he seems to share is the same name.
The 35-year-old became a laughing stock when he lost on points in a boxing fight against UFC legend Anderson Silva.
Anderson was having only his third pro fight but took full advantage of a completely out-of-shape and unfit Chavez Jnr.
What is more staggering is the fact that Chavez Jnr is a former middleweight champion.
Speaking to CVBJ, Chavez Jnr’s Mexican countryman and former multi-weight champ Jhonny Gonzalez says he needs to hang up his gloves if he loses to YouTuber Paul.
He said: “It is a good business [what] these YouTubers are doing who want to face boxers.
“But if the Chavez Jnr [fight] happens, I just hope that Julio prepares well because if he loses to Paul then he had better retire from boxing.”
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Chavez Jnr’s father is one of the icons of the sport – having 115 fights, winning 107, 85 by KO.
The offspring’s record doesn’t read too badly in all honesty with 53 wins from 60 bouts, 34 by way of KO.
But he has looked regrettably disinterested in recent years and fallen well below the example his father set.
Chavez Sr, one of Mexico’s most celebrated fighters, was left head in hands in June after his son lost to Silva, 46, over eight rounds.
And Gonzalez admitted such is his dad’s popularity, whenever Chavez Jr, 35, steps foot in the ring, attention will follow.
He said: “Chavez has always attracted the spotlight.
“But for his dad, because wherever he shows up, his father will always accompany him and what people want is to see the great Julio Cesar.”
The younger Chavez has said he will fight Paul FOR FREE and will retire from boxing if he loses to the social media star.