Darren Till To Make Boxing Debut Against Chavez Jr. On Paul-Tyson Card

Darren Till will make his boxing debut against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on the Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson card on July 20 from the AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. 

The fight will take place at 190 pounds in a six-rounder, with each round lasting three minutes. Till enters the fight with an MMA record of 18-5-1. Till never won a world title, coming closest in a loss to Tyron Woodley in 2018 for the UFC Welterweight Title. After the Woodley loss, Till lost four out of his next five UFC fights.

Losses to Jorge MasvidalRobert Whittaker, Derek Brunson and Dricus du Plessis followed. Till left MMA after the du Plessis loss. While he was linked with facing Mike Perry in BKFC, the fight never happened. Perry also claimed he rejected the fight with Chavez Jr. on the Paul-Tyson card due to a lack of money.

Chavez Jr. always had the tough task of reaching the heights of his father, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. Chavez Jr. won the WBC Middleweight Title in 2011, defending it three times before losing to Sergio Martinez. He struggled after that, losing to Andrzej Fonfara, Canelo Alvarez and Daniel Jacobs.

His last fight was a unanimous decision win over David Zegarra in 2021. However, before that fight, Chavez Jr. faced MMA legend, Anderson Silva, losing a split decision. Now, Till and Chavez have the chance to fight on the biggest stage. 

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