Julio César Chávez

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Julio Cesar Chavez

Retired Mexican professional boxer add

Category: Boxing

Born in 1962.

Countries: United States (62%), (27%), Republic of Korea (4%)

Education: undef.

Main connections: Welterweight, World Boxing Council, World Boxing Association

Linked to: World Boxing Association, Azteca, HBO

 

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Julio Cesar Chavez was born in 1962 add something


1980

Since the late 1980s, Chávez stated several times that he wanted a fight against Whitaker add something

 

In his 12th fight, on March 4, 1980, Chávez faced Miguel Ruiz in Culiacán, Sinaloa add something


1984

In a career that spanned over 25 years, Chávez won the WBC Super Featherweight in 1984, WBA Lightweight in 1987, WBC Lightweight in 1988, WBC Light Welterweight in 1989, IBF Light Welterweight in 1990, and WBC Light Welterweight in 1994 add something

 

Chávez won his first championship, the vacant WBC Super Featherweight title, on September 13, 1984, by knocking out fellow Mexican Mario "Azabache" Martínez at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California add something


1985

On April 19, 1985, Chávez defended his title against number one ranked contender Ruben Castillo by knocking him out in the sixth round add something

 

Juan Meza - On April 19, 1985 he and Julio César Chávez co-starred in an undercard, defending their world championships against Mike Ayala and Ruben Castillo, respectively, at the Inglewood, California Forum, in Inglewood, California

 

Ruben Castillo (boxer) - On April 19, 1985, Castillo received his fourth world title try, when he challenged Julio César Chávez for Chávez's WBC world Jr. Lightweight title, as part of a boxing program that featured Juan Meza's WBC world Super-Bantamweight title defense against Mike Ayala

 

Roger Mayweather - Thus, Mayweather earned the opportunity to fight against WBC Junior Lightweight champion and future legend Julio César Chávez on July 7, 1985


1986

On August 3, 1986, Chavez won a twelve round majority decision over former WBA and future IBF Super Featherweight champion Rocky Lockridge in Monte Carlo, Monaco add something


1987

On March 18, 1987, he defeated number one ranked challenger Francisco Tomas Da Cruz by third round knockout add something

 

On November 21, 1987, Chávez moved up to the lightweight division and faced WBA Lightweight Champion Edwin Rosario add something


1988

He was awarded the "The Ring" Lightweight Championship in 1988 add something

 

On April 16, 1988, Chávez defeated number one ranked contender Rodolfo Aguilar by sixth round technical knockout add something


1989

In 1989, Chávez defeated future champion Sammy Fuentes by tenth round TKO. In his next bout, he handed Alberto de las Mercedes Cortes his first career loss by scoring a third round knockout add something

 

Roger Mayweather - Mayweather made four successful title defenses before he encountered Mexican champion Julio César Chávez again on May 13, 1989


1990

"The Ring" named it the "Fight of the Year" for 1990 and later the "Fight of the Decade" for the 1990s add something

 

On March 17, 1990, he faced Meldrick Taylor, the undefeated IBF Light Welterweight Champion, in a title unification fight add something

 

On December 8, 1990, he defeated the WBC mandatory challenger Kyung-Duk Ahn by third round knockout add something


1991

On March 18, 1991, he defeated WBC number four ranked fighter John Duplessis by fourth round TKO. On September 14, 1991, Chávez won a twelve round unanimous decision over former champion Lonnie Smith add something


1992

On April 10, 1992, he scored a TKO victory over number one ranked contender Angel Hernandez in the fifth round add something

 

On September 12, 1992, Chávez faced WBO Light Welterweight Champion Hector "Macho" Camacho in a highly anticipated bout add something

 

Hector Camacho - In 1992 in Las Vegas, Camacho met Julio César Chávez, a formidable Mexican champion who was undefeated 81-0


1993

His 1993 fight with Greg Haugen featured trash talk from Haugen, who derided Chavez's 82-fight unbeaten streak as consisting mostly of "Tijuana taxi drivers that my mother could have knocked out" and insisting that "There aren't 130,000 Mexicans who can afford tickets" to see the fight in Estadio Azteca add something

 

Julio César Chávez set the World Record for the largest attendance for a boxing match at 132, 274 at Estadio Azteca against Greg Haugen in 1993 add something


1994

While many hoped for an immediate rematch, Taylor moved up in weight in his next bout and the fighters did not meet again until 1994, when Chávez dominated and knocked out a faded Taylor in eight rounds add something

 

The WBC ordered an immediate rematch and Chávez regained the title on a split technical decision in May 1994 add something

 

Tony Lopez (boxer) - He fought against Julio César Chávez in 1994 in Monterrey


1995

In 1995, he defeated former and future Light Welterweight Champion Giovanni Parisi add something

 

Giovanni Parisi - He later defeated former champion Freddie Pendleton and in 1995 challenged Mexican legend Julio César Chávez for the WBC Light Welterweight Title, losing a unanimous decision


1996

On June 7, 1996, Chávez faced Oscar De La Hoya add something


1997

A year after De La Hoya moved up to welterweight in 1997, Chávez fought Miguel Ángel González for the vacant WBC Light Welterweight title add something


1998

Until their eventual rematch in 1998, Chávez would always state that De La Hoya had not defeated him, but that a gash that he had suffered in training was the real cause of the stoppage of the fight add something

 

In a rematch with De La Hoya for the WBC Welterweight belt in September 1998, De La Hoya won by 8th round TKO. About De La Hoya, Chávez stated years after: "I have nothing against him, even though he beat me twice add something


1999

Chavez won his first two bouts in 1999 before losing to unheralded Willy Wise via 10 round unanimous decision add something

 

Kostya Tszyu - He become world champion once again in 1999 by knocking out former world champion Miguel Ángel González in ten, and twice retained it in 2000, beating Arizona's fringe contender Ahmed Santos in eight, and a 38-year-old Mexican legend Julio César Chávez, the former world champion, in six at Phoenix, Arizona


2000

In 2000, at the age of 38, Chávez challenged Light Welterweight Champion Kostya Tszyu add something


2001

Chavez lost the bout via 6th round TKO. After a 2001 victory over Terry Thomas in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Chávez retired add something


2002

In 2002, "The Ring" ranked Chávez as the 18th greatest fighter of the last 80 years add something


2003

However, on November 24, 2003, he came out of retirement to avenge his earlier loss to Willy Wise, knocking Wise out in two rounds in Tijuana, Mexico add something


2004

In April 2004, Chávez went back into the ring, for what he again claimed would be his last appearance add something


2005

On May 28, 2005, Chávez once again stepped into a boxing ring, outpointing Ivan Robinson in ten rounds at the Staples Center add something

 

On September 17, 2005, at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona, Chávez suffered a TKO loss to little-known Grover Wiley in the 115th bout of his career, retiring in his corner before the start of the 5th round, after injuring his right hand add something

 

Ivan Robinson - Robinson fought on May 28, 2005, when he lost a 10-round unanimous decision to Julio César Chávez at Staples Center in Los Angeles


2010

On December 7, 2010, he was inducted in the prestigious International Boxing Hall of Fame for the Class of 2011 add something

 

On December 7, 2010, his induction to the International Boxing Hall of Fame was announced add something


2011

Mike Tyson - On June 12, 2011, Tyson was inducted to the International Boxing Hall of Fame alongside legendary Mexican champion Julio César Chávez, light welterweight champion Kostya Tszyu, and actor/screenwriter Sylvester Stallone


2012

Oscar De La Hoya - De La Hoya announced his retirement on March 24, 2012, ending any speculation about a potential fight with Julio César Chávez Jr.


2017

Chavez's brother, Rafael Chavez Gonzalez, was murdered on Sunday, June 25th, 2017, during a robbery to one of Rafael's businesses add something

 

Chavez's brother, Rafael Chavez Gonzalez, was murdered on Sunday, June 25, 2017, during a robbery at one of Rafael's businesses add something