Darren Until books professional boxing debut vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson card

by Christina S. Brown
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Darren Until is welcoming a notable problem for his skilled boxing debut.

Until, a former UFC welterweight title challenger, will meet Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (53-6-1, 1 NC) in a six-round, 190-pound bout July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. The occasion, which is headlined by Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson, streams stay on Netflix.

Until introduced the matchup moments after promotional spokesperson Ariel Helwani first shared the information Wednesday morning.

Until, 31, parted methods with the UFC in March 2023. The British fighter not too long ago mentioned he nonetheless intends on returning to the octagon however not earlier than pursuing some boxing matches.

“I’m very blissful to be part of this occasion,” Until mentioned in a press release. “Paul vs. Tyson goes to be one of many largest occasions of our technology, and to make my skilled boxing debut on it’s good. I’m very pleased with my opponent.

“I’ve been a fan of his father for a few years, and I’ve been a fan of Chavez Jr. too – he is a superb fighter who I respect, however make no mistake about it: I’m coming to knock him out within the first spherical. I’m pleased with the place I’m in life, and I’m coming to make a press release on Saturday, July 20 in Texas.”

Former WBC middleweight champion Chavez Jr. hasn’t competed since defeating David Zegarra by unanimous choice in December 2021. Previous to that, he misplaced a break up choice to ex-UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva.

“I’m excited to return to the ring after a while off, and I’m motivated and desirous to reestablish myself as one of many greats,” Chavez Jr. mentioned in a press release. “I used to be the primary Mexican middleweight champion within the historical past of Mexico and wish to show that I can once more grow to be a champion. My return to the ring at this historic occasion is an honor.”

Under is the up to date lineup for Paul vs. Tyson on Netflix:

  • Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson
  • Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano – for undisputed light-weight title
  • Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Darren Until
  • Floyd Schofield vs. H20 Sylve

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