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Darren Till Set for Pro Boxing Debut Against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

Darren Till Set for Pro Boxing Debut
Darren Till

Darren Till is stepping into a new arena, making his professional boxing debut in a highly anticipated matchup against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. The bout will take place on July 20 as part of the blockbuster Mike Tyson vs. Jake Paul event, which will be streamed live on Netflix. The announcement was made on Wednesday by Netflix and Most Valuable Promotions, with Ariel Helwani being the first to break the news.

Till, a former UFC welterweight title challenger who also fought at middleweight, has been preparing for a transition to boxing since his departure from the UFC in February 2023. With an MMA record of 18-5-1, Till has showcased his striking skills in the octagon and is now ready to test them in the boxing ring.

The fight against Chavez Jr. will be contested at 190 pounds over six rounds. This marks Till's return to competitive action following a loss to Dricus du Plessis at UFC 282, which was his third consecutive defeat and fifth in six fights. Despite these setbacks, Till remains confident and motivated.

Chavez Jr., holding a professional boxing record of 53-6-1, with 1 no contest, is making his return after a lengthy hiatus. His last fight was a victory over David Zegarra in December 2021. Chavez Jr. is no stranger to crossover bouts, having faced UFC legend Anderson Silva in 2021, where he lost by split decision.

The July 20 event at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, promises to be a star-studded affair, headlined by the intriguing clash between social media sensation Jake Paul and heavyweight boxing icon Mike Tyson. 

With Till making his professional boxing debut, fans are eager to see how his MMA striking skills translate to the boxing ring. The event is expected to draw significant attention, not only because of the main event featuring Tyson and Paul but also due to the intriguing matchups and the high-profile nature of the participants.

As the fight date approaches, anticipation builds, and fans are eager to witness Till's debut in the squared circle. The event promises to be a memorable night of combat sports, blending the worlds of boxing and MMA for a thrilling spectacle.


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