‘He Failed to Throw More Punches’ – Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Says His Fight With Anderson Silva Should Have Been a Draw

Published 06/20/2021, 1:58 AM EDT


The former world champion, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., lost his comeback fight against former UFC champion, Anderson Silva, in an intriguing PPV main-event in Mexico. While both men could successfully see the final bell, ‘Spider’ claimed his victory via a decision. Although it was a close fight, 46-year-old Anderson Silva did enough to depart with the last laugh.

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Meanwhile, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. appeared vexed with the decision. He didn’t see it as a loss and argued why the judges should have ruled it as a draw, in the post-fight interview.

“There’s some with the fact that he thinks it could have been a draw. He [Anderson Silva] failed to throw more punches, he really didn’t do that much damage. So, a couple of rounds he could have gone back and forth but it was a draw,” said the Mexican boxer.

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Despite all the arguments, UFC veteran Anderson Silva looked more promising in the bout. The eight-round collision brought two of the greatest fighters against each other. While Chavez Jr. entered the ring after 6 months, Silva stepped up in a pro-boxing challenge after 16 years. So, this sheer difference favored the Mexican boxer over the Brazilian fighter.

Well, Anderson Silva has still got the fire in his belly. While he is no longer linked with the UFC, his successful boxing move can see him secure several more lucrative matchups ahead in his fighting career. But where does it leave Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.?

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Chavez Jr. holds a reputed resume of 52-6-1 as a pro boxer. However, he has suffered several scratchy controversies in his career. That said, the boxer has also lost the biggest fights of his career against Canelo Alvarez, Daniel Jacobs, and others. As the latest defeat came against Anderson Silva, it might be the end to Julio Cesar Chavez Jr’s career at the top.

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The light-heavyweight division holds several big names in the active roster that can be a problem for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. However, after almost 60 professional bouts, he could call it a day and focus solely on lucrative exhibitions. Considering the close nature of the bout, he can even go against Anderson Silva once more.

What do you think would be the best move for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.?

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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