Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Misses Weight for His Boxing Match Against Anderson Silva

Published 06/19/2021, 11:21 AM EDT


Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is set to fight Anderson Silva in a boxing match this weekend. Chavez Jr. was a world champion during his days as an active fighter. Silva, on the other hand, was the UFC middleweight champion and is considered one of the greatest fighters ever to grace the sport of MMA.

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Chavez Jr. weighed in on 184.4 lbs for the event. However, the fight is contracted at 184 lbs. He will forfeit $100,000 of his purse to ‘The Spider’ in the process. The 35-year-old fighter though said that there was no contracted weight for the fight.

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I don’t have any contract, He’s fought his entire life at 84 kilos and I weighed in at 83 kilos so that was the detail. I don’t have any problem making less weight,” he said during the event.

Of course, every fight has to be taken seriously, He already boxed, he’s a strong and hard rival. The weight and size advantage is his, not mine. It’s going to be a great fight but we’re prepared to win,” he further added.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – FEBRUARY 10: (R-L) Israel Adesanya of New Zealand taunts Anderson Silva of Brazil in their middleweight bout during the UFC 234 at Rod Laver Arena on February 10, 2019 in the Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

I made my weight and I’m very professional, My work with my team for six months was to respect the boxing here in Mexico. I think different situations happen for different fighters, but when you don’t make the weight, you prove you don’t respect the people and the promoters and everybody. But this happened,” said Silva on the situation.

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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Anderson Silva: What to expect?

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Silva is one of the decorated strikers to ever grace the sport of MMA. However, boxing is a different ball game. Chavez Jr. is a world champion caliber opponent. So, ‘The Spider‘ will have his hands full.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – OCTOBER 30: Anderson Silva of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX on October 30, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

But one can expect the fight to be a spectacle for the fans. Both fighters are veteran professionals. Fans can only hope both put their skills on display to the full extent this weekend.

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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