By weighing in nearly five pounds over the threshold for the middleweight division's 168-pound limit, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. forfeited around $1 million. Well, based on his performance in the ring on Friday night, he may as well not have shown up at all. After five rounds, Chavez Jr. quit the fight, much to the dismay of the fans, with the official reason being that he was unable to breathe through his broken nose.
Daniel Jacobs will go down as winner by TKO, while Chavez Jr. was ushered hastily out of the ring while angry fans pelted him with their belongings.
Chavez Jr. is now 51-4-1 (33 KOs) in his boxing career, having lost two of his most recent three fights. Meanwhile, Jacobs improves to 36-3 (29 KOs), earning his first win since October of 2018.
After the fight, Chavez Jr. accused Jacobs of headbutting and elbowing him, resulting in the broken nose he suffered.
Chavez Jr. went as far as to claim that Jacobs didn't win, rather that his illegal actions in the ring are what led him to victory.
Regardless, the crowd at Talking Stick Resort Arena were less than pleased with the showing from the 33-year-old, and it remains to be seen when he'll be given another chance to get back in the ring.