Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Loses $100000 of Purse Money to Anderson Silva After Missing Weight

Published 06/19/2021, 12:55 AM EDT


Set to re-enter professional boxing after almost 15 years, Anderson Silva weighed in at 182 lbs on the dot to face Julio Chavez Jr. However, his opponent could not do the same. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. weighed in at 184.4 lbs, two pounds over the predetermined limit of 182 lbs. As a result, Chavez will be giving up $100,000 to Anderson “The Spider” Silva.

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MMAJunkie’s reporter Danny Segura says that Chavez missed weight because he was apparently under the impression that the agreed weight was set at 84 kilos.

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This isn’t the first time that the Mexican has missed weight in his professional career. The former WBC middleweight titleholder last missed weight by almost 5 pounds when he fought Danny Jacobs. On that occasion, Chavez lost a third of his purse, a whopping one million dollars, to the former IBF middleweight holder.

Anderson Silva responds to Chavez Jr. missing weight

Silva took to his Instagram to officially release a statement regarding his opponent’s missing weight.

‘The Spider’ wrote, “Well guys, I’ve been a combat sports professional for over 20 years. I’ve always accomplished my duties inside and outside of the ring. The contractual weight for tomorrow’s fight is 182lbs, which I accomplished through months of hard work alongside my team. Unfortunately, my opponent came in at 184.4lbs. Despite this, I will still put on a great show for you all.” 

 

 

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The 46-year-old ‘Spider’ is 1-1 in his professional boxing career. Meanwhile, his opponent has gone 52-5-1, 1 NC in his career. Both of the competitors would be coming off multiple losses in their previous fights.

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Even with Chavez missing weight, the card will continue as decided. ‘Tribute to the Kings’ will be held at the Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico.

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Silva and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will box with the 10-ounce gloves in an 8 round bout where each round will last for three minutes. Also, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. will take on Hector Camacho Jr. (the son of his arch-nemesis) in an exhibition bout that will co-headline the card.

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Akshit Pushkarna

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Akshit Pushkarna, who has a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication, is an MMA writer for EssentiallySports. Before his current role, Akshit worked on the Urban Development beat at the Urban Update magazine. However, combat sports always called out to Akshit, who pursued both boxing and wrestling at a regional level before shifting his focus to MMA journalism.

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