Floyd Mayweather and Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. Agree to a Massive Exhibition Match

Published 11/16/2021, 6:00 AM EST
TOKYO, JAPAN – NOVEMBER 05: Floyd Mayweather Jr. attends the press conference to announce the match on December 31 at Roppongi Hills club on November 5, 2018 in Tokyo, Japan. (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)


Exhibition fights have completely revolutionized the sport of boxing. Over the past few years, celebrities across various verticals have laced up their boxing gloves to fulfill their wish of fighting in the ring. Slowly and steadily, former boxing champs and icons also got on board with the trend. And, one of the greatest boxers of all time, Floyd Mayweather, too, is one name who actively takes up exhibition fights.

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‘TBE’ retired in 2017 from the pro-boxing space.

However, his love for the sport prevailed over anything. That said, Mayweather went ahead with the ongoing trend and took up some notable exhibition bouts. Also, it seems, ‘Pretty Boy’ will lace up the boxing gloves once again in 2022 for another exhibition outing.

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Mayweather might face the Mexican boxing legend, and one of the true GOATs, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.

Recently, Chavez Sr. was in an interaction with the media, wherein he said, “If Mayweather is down to fight me, then absolutely, let’s do it.”

“Mayweather told me he’s not his uncle, I told him it doesn’t matter, I’m still gonna beat your a**.”

In June this year, Mayweather locked horns with lanky YouTuber turned boxer, Logan Paul. There was a vast difference in the duo’s physical stats. However, the 50-0 boxer tried everything in his favor to make this fight worth the watch.

Furthermore, he even banked around $100 million for 16 minutes of action. Looking at Chavez Sr.’s interest in this fight and Mayweather’s comments, this fight might come to fruition.

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Mayweather and Chavez Sr. fought in different eras altogether, but they made sure to stay right at the top throughout their stints.

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LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 13: Boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. poses on the scale during the official weigh-in for his bout against Canelo Alvarez at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 13, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The fighters will meet in a WBC/WBA 154-pound title fight on September 14 in Las Vegas. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The duo is now retired, but exhibition fights can get them back to the squared circle. Also, Mayweather’s powerful urge to make millions of dollars with his boxing activities might captivate him to re-enter the ring.

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That said, a fight between ‘Pretty Boy’ and Chavez Sr. might happen by 2022 under some stringent rules.

It remains to be seen how Floyd Mayweather responds to this video. Would you be interested in seeing this fight?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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