Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. Bashes YouTuber Boxers Ahead of His Return

Published 05/18/2021, 11:00 AM EDT
ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul celebrates after defeating Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images for Triller)


One of the all-time legends, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr, doesn’t appear to be a fan of YouTuber boxers. While they have taken occupied a magnificent space in mainstream media in recent times, Chavez Sr. has compared the current era of boxing to what it was back in his time and has ridiculed the whole trend.

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Aged 58, Chavez Sr. boasts of a legendary resume of 107-6-2, and he had to work his way through umpteen legends to attain the status. Hence, he admitted that YouTuber boxers take a lot of glory from the sport, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. connected with the media and addressed his opinion on the entire issue.

“Before, being a national champion was very difficult and in the world… I was c $ # @! N!” “Now even a youtuber with millions of followers can get in the ring,” said Chavez Sr. (H/T:-Boxeo Telemundo)

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However, YouTube boxing might not fade away soon. Logan Paul and Jake Paul have already made a lot of buzz in the combat world and have successfully bagged fights with professional combatants. Further, Jake Paul has already knocked out a former MMA champion Ben Askren in the boxing ring and Logan Paul will take on Floyd Mayweather in the coming days.

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Meanwhile, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. is also ready to enter the ride and the 58-year-old has bagged a lucrative exhibition bout on his comeback on June 19.

Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. and his return to action

The Mexican veteran will lace up the gloves and face his former rival’s son, Hector Camacho Jr, on June 19. The event will also feature his son Chavez Jr. in another intriguing exhibition against former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

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Regardless, YouTuber boxers and exhibition bouts have brought a new wave in the sport. Several new fans have taken interest in the sport and it will be beneficial for boxing. But pro fighters and world champions have demeaned the idea, citing its dangers on the professional boxing circuit.

Do you think YouTubers should walk through the ropes of the boxing ring?

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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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