Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (52-6-1, 34 KOs) has no intention of retiring in the near future.
Chavez, 35-years-old, has lost four of his last six ring outings.
But last month's defeat, a decision loss to 46-year-old MMA legend Anderson Silva, who came in with a 1-1 boxing record, drew calls of retirement from countless fight fans.
Even Chavez's father, the legendary Julio Cesar Chavez Sr, admitted that he would rather see his son retire from the sport than suffer additional defeats from not training properly.
"I'm not discouraged, I'm not going to do it. Until I decide not to box anymore, until that day comes, I'm not going to retire," Chavez Jr. told Fino Boxing.
In addition, Chavez Jr. expressed his desire to reach 100 fights in his professional career.
His legendary father, a three division world champion, has 115 fights in his pro career. He fought as a pro from 1981 to 2005.
Chavez Jr. admits it would be very difficult to reach a triple digit fight number.
He would have to step up his activity level by a significant margin. Since 2016, Chavez Jr. has only fought 7 times.
"I want to reach 100 fights, it will be difficult, I would have to fight several times [a year], even for free. Today, it is very difficult to reach 100 fights, but I don't doubt it [can be done]."
Chavez Jr. also explained that he wasn't 100% for the fight with Silva.
He explains that he was only 40% due to illness and still felt the contest should have been scored a draw.