VIDEO: Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. Offers Referee Job to Mike Tyson for His Fight on June 19

Published 05/29/2021, 5:30 AM EDT
BOXER MIKE TYSON TRAINING AT THE GROSVENOR HOUSE HOTEL LONDON.. 25/1/00. (Photo by David Ashdown/Getty Images)


Mike Tyson has received an exceptional offer from one of his boxing heroes- Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. The Mexican elite offered him the role as a referee on June 19. While the 54-year-old Tyson recently returned to boxing action in an exhibition last year, Chavez Sr. will walk the same path.

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He will take on his former rival’s son, Hector Camacho Jr, in an exhibition bout. The event will also feature Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in a bout against the UFC veteran, Anderson Silva.

Mike Tyson already has experience as a referee. Hence, Chavez Sr’s offer might urge him to enter the ring in this capacity. While interacting with Mikey Garcia on his podcast, Tyson face-timed Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. and saw the possibility of being a referee.

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The legends had a brief conversation and ‘JC’ threw in the offer. Although it might not be official, Mike Tyson as a referee could bring more eyeballs to the event. The fight night will be held in Mexico and will be available live on the PPV.

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Mike Tyson or not, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. is already gaining attention

Jun 19 would be a busy day for boxing. Several events are lined up under different banners, and fans wouldn’t run out of options. From Teofimo Lopez, Mikaela Mayer, and Jermall Charlo, many prime figures have their title fights scheduled on the same night. Considering this, the exhibitions may take a back seat.

However, many unique features can urge combat fans to tune in. First, the legendary father-son duo of Chavez will appear on the same card for the first time. Also, Anderson Silva‘s boxing return would be entertaining to watch.

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‘The Spider’ is 1-1 in the professional boxing circuit. A win in the upcoming match might advance his career in the ring. So fight fans can rightly pose their interest in the battle.

Borizteca Promotions and Toscano Boxing Promotions have joined hands to unveil a sensational night of combat sports and the combat world is already in a frenzy.

What do you make of this exhibition matchup? Will Mike Tyson be the referee?

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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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