Former multi-division champion Jhonny Gonzalez has advised his countryman, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., to leave the sport if he loses in a potential fight with social media star Jake Paul (5-0, 4 KOs).
Last year, Chavez Jr. suffered a lot of embarrassment when he suffered an upset decision loss at the hands of UFC icon Anderson Silva, who was 46 years old and had a 1-1 record in boxing.
Last month, Chavez Jr. bounced back with a stay-busy decision win.
Also last month, Paul brutally knocked out former UFC champion Tyron Woodley with a single punch in the sixth round.
The respective camps for Paul and Chavez have been in talks, but they appear to be far apart in money, according to the Mexican boxer.
If the fight actually comes together, former WBC middleweight champion Chavez Jr. will place himself in a must-win situation.
“It is a good business [what] these YouTubers are doing who want to face boxers. But if the Chavez Jr. [fight] happens, I just hope that Julio prepares well because if he loses to Paul then he had better retire from boxing," Gonzalez told CVBJ.
"Chavez has always attracted the spotlight. But [it was because of] his dad, because wherever he shows up, his father will always accompany him and what people want is to see the great Julio Cesar."
In a recent interview, Chavez Jr. vowed to walk away with a victory - and he claims to be even willing to stake his purse and his career.
"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. Retirement, not interested in his money if I do not win," Chavez Jr. told TV Boxeo.