Lenin Castillo criticizes Julio César Chávez Jr. for not choosing him and accepting a fight against ex-UFC – La Opinion

Lenin Castillo criticizes Julio César Chávez Jr. for not choosing him and accepting a fight against ex-UFC – La Opinion


Dominican Lenin Castillo criticized Julio César Chávez Jr. for not having chosen him and agreeing to fight against Darren Till – a former UFC fighter who will debut in the ring – on the billboard featuring Mike Tyson and Jake Paul on July 20 at Cowboy Stadium in Dallas, Texas.

In an interview with BoxingScene, Castillo recalled that He has been asking for a confrontation with the former Mexican champion for some time and he hopes that at some point Chávez Jr. will be a “real man” and accept his challenge.

I can’t believe Chavez is fighting a UFC fighter.. I’m in the gym and I’ve been asking for that fight for a long time. I don’t care what weight Chavez wants to fight at. Whether it’s light heavyweight, cruiserweight or even heavyweight, I will fight him. I don’t care what weight he feels comfortable with,” said the former challenger to the World Boxing Association (WBA) light heavyweight title.

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Julio César Chávez Jr. could return to the ring on the undercard of Mike Tyson and Jake Paul against a former UFC fighter. Photo: John Locher/AP.

“I hope that Chávez be a man and decide to take on a real challenge like me. “If they are worried about Chavez or Till not getting in the ring on fight night, they should put me on the card so I can fill in for either of them,” he added.

Despite the announcement by Netflix and Most Valuable Promotions (MVP), Julio César Chávez Jr. faces three criminal charges in California for possession of illegal firearms and will return to court on June 11 to try to dismiss the case against him for mental health deviation, so we will have to wait for the decision of the judge handling the case to know what the Mexican’s sentence will be or if it will go well. freed from all this.

The July 20 card will be led by the duel between Mike Tyson and Jake Paul, which will be sanctioned as a professional fight and has been criticized for the age difference between the two, will air exclusively on Netflix, a platform that will make its debut in boxing broadcasts. In addition, it will also feature the long-awaited rematch between Katie Taylor and Amanda Serrano.

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Britain’s Darren Till (left) will make his debut in the ring against Julio César Chávez Jr. Photo: Frank Franklin II/AP.

Lenin Castillo, 35, has just lost against Venezuelan Albert Ramírez by unanimous decision in September 2023. The Dominican has a record of 24 wins, 19 on the fast track, five setbacks and one draw as an MMA professional.

For his part, Julio César Chávez Jr., 38, was former World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight champion in 2011 and last fought in December 2021 when he defeated David Zegarra. The son of the Mexican Grand Champion has a professional record of 53 wins (34 by knockout), 6 losses and one draw.

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