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Darren Till makes professional boxing debut on the undercard of Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson

Darren Till has made his pro boxing debut at the Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson undercard.

Darren Till

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Till meets Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (53 wins (34 by KO), 6 losses) in a six-round, 190-pound bout on Saturday, July 20 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas.

Till vs. Chavez will piggyback on the headliner of Jake Paul (9 wins (6 by KO), 1 loss) vs. Mike Tyson (50 wins (44 by KO), 6 losses), which will stream live on Netflix on July 20. .

British fighter Till (18-5 MMA) retired from the UFC in March 2023 after losing five of his last six fights in the Octagon.

In a statement, Darren Till shared the news of his boxing debut, saying:

“I am very happy to be part of this event. Paul vs. Tyson will be one of the biggest events of our generation, and it’s great to make my professional boxing debut there. I am very happy with my opponent.”

Speaking further, the 31-year-old said (h/t MMAJunkie):

“I have been a fan of his father for years, and I am also a fan of Chavez Jr. – he’s a great fighter who I respect, but make no mistake, I’m coming to knock him out. in the first round. I am happy with where I am in life and I will be making a statement in Texas on Saturday, July 20.”

Chavez Jr. responded to the news of the boxing fight opposite Darren Till in a statement saying:

“I’m excited to return to the ring after some time away, and I’m motivated and excited to re-establish myself as one of the greats. I was the first Mexican middleweight champion in the history of Mexico and I want to prove that I can become champion again. My return to the ring for this historic event is an honor.”

The current lineup for Paul vs. Tyson on Netflix is:

  • Jake Paul vs. Mike Tyson
  • Katie Taylor vs. Amanda Serrano
  • Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. against Darren Till
  • Floyd Schofield vs. H20 Sylve

Are you going to watch? Are you excited to see Till make his boxing debut? Any predictions for the Paul vs. Tyson fight?

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