Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. admitted that there is great pressure on his figure to beat the former mixed martial arts fighter, Anderson Silva, next June 19 at the Jalisco Stadium.
“He is a very intelligent person, it will be a very difficult challenge, his style is not easy at all,” he commented. Chavez Jr. in statements collected by BoxingScene.com. “It is a double-edged sword, because many believe that someone who comes from the UFC can’t do much against a boxer. I have to win anyway, because they supposedly don’t know how to box. “
The son of legend will reappear after defeating Jeyson minda last November, in Culiacan. However, he has three defeats in his last five fights, most notably falls to Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez Y Daniel jacobs.
On facing a martial arts star, Chavez He showed confidence to demonstrate the potential of his boxing and also feels an advantage in his preparation over that of the Brazilian.
“They are different sports, although he trains differently, it is a risk for martial arts fighters to go boxing,” he said. “Although I know you already have experience, you must know very well what you are going to do.”
Silva last boxed in 2005, before becoming a star figure in the UFC, so that with almost 16 years of distance it seems unknown what it can offer against Chavez Jr.
Finally, the Mexican applauded the attitude of Silva for jumping boxing at age 45.
“I have great respect for him, he is a legend of mixed martial arts, I was surprised that he accepted this fight,” he confessed. “I never imagined him boxing.”
On the billboard they will also be presented Chavez father before Héctor “Macho” Camacho and his younger brother, Omar Chavez in view of Ramon Alvarez.