Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is very interested in a potential fight with social medial star Jake Paul.
Last Saturday night in Tampa, Paul secured a brutal one-punch knockout of former UFC champion Tyron Woodley. Paul set the record straight after winning a close eight round split decision over Woodley in August.
On the same night, in Mexico, Chavez Jr. made a return to the ring for the first time since losing an upset decision earlier this year to retired UFC veteran Anderson Silva. He won a ten round decision over David Zegarra.
In the last few days, Paul (5-0, 4 KOs) has expressed his interest in facing Chavez Jr. in a boxing match. There have already been approaches to Chavez Jr. by members of Paul's team.
The Mexican boxer is so confident of victory that he's willing to stake his career, and his purse, on the outcome.
"I can only talk about myself, not about other people, I am not here to criticize anyone. I talk by analyzing boxing. I hope I can get a few million [for a fight with] 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 [if I lose], [and I'm] not interested in his money if I do not win," Chavez Jr. told TV Boxeo.
"People want me to beat him, [Jake Paul] is strong and he knows how to organize the fights well at his weight, it would be a matter of reaching an agreement. [Paul and his brother] generate a lot of expectations and money for the morbid, a match with me would be good. These [brothers] haven't learned how to fight well and I can take advantage of that. Jake Paul can punch, but he's not a boxer."