Former champion sends out message to Jake Paul ahead of potential bout

"They haven't learned how to fight well and I can take advantage of that. Jake Paul can punch, but he's not a boxer."

Julio Cesar Chavez has said he will retire from boxing if he lost to YouTuber Jake Paul.

Chavez is being linked to a sensational showdown with Paul - and if so, he will become the first boxer the 24-year-old has faced.

Paul - nicknamed the "Problem Child" is 5-0 as a professional but his wins are over two ex-MMA champions, a former NBA star and social media personality.

His latest win saw him deliver a brutal sixth-round knockout of Tyron Woodley - a fighter he beat via split-decision in their first encounter.

Chavez also returned to action, beating David Zegarra on a points decision following a shock loss to UFC legend Anderson Silva in his previous contest.

The 35-year-old, who previously held the WBC title at middleweight, claims he will walk away from the sport if he cannot beat Paul.

"I can only talk about myself, not about other people, I am not here to criticise anyone," he told TV Boxeo.

"I talk by analysing boxing. I hope I can get a few million with Jake Paul. If he beats me, I'll retire, I don't get paid. I don't want money if I don't beat him. Retirement - not interested in his money if I do not win."

He added: "People want me to beat him, [Jake Paul] is strong and he knows how to organise the fights well at his weight, it would be a matter of reaching an agreement.

"[The Pauls] generate a lot of expectations and money, a match with me would be good. They haven't learned how to fight well and I can take advantage of that. Jake Paul can punch, but he's not a boxer."

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