YouTuber Jake Paul offered perhaps the worst World Boxing Council middleweight champion of the past decade a chance to win his plastic PPV title.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has leaked a contract offer from the vlogger that would see him having to blow up to 190 pounds to take on the “influencer” head-on.
The son of a legend is widely regarded as a title holder with the Green and Gold Belt who never faced the mandatory challenger until pressure from the media and fans forced him to do so.
Chavez held the strap from 2011-2012, doing a series of terrible defenses until a brace featured his two best fights. A career stoppage of Andy Lee in June 2012 led to a collision with Sergio Martinez.
Martinez dominated the fight until he got caught in the last round. But Chavez’s tenure since then has left a lot to be desired.
A string of out-of-ring offenses saw his reputation crumble, most notably his father – legend Julio Cesar Chavez – sending a warning to his offspring about his conduct.
Chavez lost the plot after robbing the public against Canelo Alvarez in an unwarranted Pay Per View WBN attended in 2017.
Nonetheless, YouTuber Paul believes he can beat Chavez. And due to its recent form, WBN considers this a possibly correct statement.
Chavez is probably one of the only boxers on Earth Paul could beat. That’s how bad he is right now.
Revealing an offer, Chavez told Fight News, “They offered me one to three million dollars, plus the pay-per-view.
“I have a name. I am world champion. So I made it clear that it had to be a 50/50 split so that I could fight. “
He then came up with a reason why he wanted this specific split.
“Take into consideration that I have to go up to 190 lbs. Jake is a big guy, and weight matters, so it’s a risk.
“Their people might want to see me lose and take advantage of it. But he doesn’t know how to box. I can knock him out.
The views expressed in this article are those of Phil Jay.
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