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Boxer Will Reject Fight Purse And Retire If He Loses To Jake Paul

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Boxer Will Reject Fight Purse And Retire If He Loses To Jake Paul

Former world champion boxer Julio César Chávez Jr has pledged to retire from boxing and reject a lucrative fight purse if he loses to Jake Paul.

César Chávez Jr, 35, has been touted as a potential opponent for Paul's sixth professional boxing bout following on from his brutal knockout victory over Tyron Woodley last week.

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The Mexican has boxing in his blood as he is the son of the legendary Julio Cesar Chavez, and continued the legacy when he became WBC middleweight champion in 2011.

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A decade on and 'La Leyenda Continua' is keen on being the first proper boxer to fight Paul.

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However, he's also decided that a defeat would spark the end of his career - and he would not accept any payment for the bout.

“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,” he told TV Boxeo. 

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“Retirement – not interested in his money if I do not win.

"[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.

Chávez Jr's first professional defeat came at the 49th time of asking when he lost his world title to Sergio Martinez in September 2012.

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He was defeated by pound-for-pound king Canelo Alvarez via unanimous decision five years later and then lost three of his next five fights.

The most surprising loss came against 46-year-old UFC legend Anderson Silva in June, though he then returned to winning ways against David Zegarra this month in his 61st fight inside the squared circle.

He has already claimed Paul's team have reached out to him regarding a bout next year but he wants a 50-50 split of the earnings.

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Topics: Jake Paul, Tyron Woodley

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