Former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will fight MMA fighter Darren Till on July 20th on Netflix PPV in an eight-round cruiserweight contest at the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Chavez Jr. vs. Till will be on the undercard of influencer Jake Paul’s fight against 58-year-old Mike Tyson. Somehow, adding the oddball fight between Chavez Jr. and Till makes sense for this event—it fits in perfectly.

Chavez Jr.’s Faded Star

BarbosaBox broke the news of the 38-year-old Chavez fighting Till on the July 20th card. Adding Chavez Jr. to the Paul-Tyson card doesn’t bring much value because he’s seen as washed and fans have forgotten about him years ago. You can argue that putting Chavez Jr. on the card hurts it more than helps.

Chavez Jr. (53-6-1, 34 KOs) hasn’t fought in three years since his win over little-known David Zegarra in 2021, so it’s difficult to know how he’ll perform in this fight. I don’t think it will matter because Chavez Jr’s opponent, 31-year-old Darren Till, will be making his debut in a boxing ring. 

Till is a UFC guy who has lost five of his last six fights since 2018 and hasn’t fought since 2022. Given his poor track record, it’s difficult to see a rosy picture for him going up against Chavez Jr., who can punch.

Chavez Jr.’s Decline

Chavez Jr. surprisingly lost to former UFC champion Anderson Silva by an eight-round split decision in 2021. That fight showed how far he had slipped since 2011 when he captured the WBC middleweight title with a 12-round decision over Sebastian Zbik.

Chavez Jr’s notable defeats:

– Daniel Jacobs
– Canelo Alvarez
– Sergio Martinez
– Andrzej Fonfara

Twelve years ago, Chavez Jr., the son of the legend Julio Cesar Chavez, was a popular fighter who received a lot of attention from the boxing public.

Where things began to fall apart for Chavez Jr. is his one-sided 12-round decision defeat against Sergio Martinez in 2012. From that point on, Chavez Jr. was no longer a factor, and his career disintegrated. The losses piled up, and he was no longer viewed as a must-see TV by fans.

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