The pro Chávez crowd began to jeer his performance during and after the fight.[38][39]. "After so many years of working out, it all builds up. [18], Chávez was marginally outworked, but he landed a higher percentage of punches and more power shots than Manfredo. SUSPENDED, FINED OVER DRUG TEST", "Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Brian Vera on August 3rd in catchweight fight at 165 lbs", "Julio Cesar Chavez Jr gets decision win in San Antonio rematch", "Fonfara drops Chavez Jr. who then quits on stool", "Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. knocked down, stopped by Andrzej Fonfara", "Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. returns to the ring against Marcos Reyes", "JULIO CESAR CHAVEZ JR. OUTPOINTS UNDERSIZED MARCOS REYES", "Lethargic Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. wins unanimous decision over Marcos Reyes", "Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Dominik Britsch on December 10", "Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to face Dominik Britsch in December", "Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. set for Dominik Britsch but eyes Canelo Alvarez", "Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. With Solid Decision Over Dominik Britsch", "Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr wins wide decision over Dominik Britsch, calls for GGG, Canelo", "Chavez Jr. Says He's Back: Now I'm Ready For Golovkin and Canelo! [60][61], In front of a sold-out crowd of 20,510, Chávez lost the fight by a shutout unanimous decision. Julio César Chávez Carrasco (born 16 February 1986), best known as Julio César Chávez Jr., … [67], Following the loss to Alvarez, Chávez Jr. said he would be making a full comeback at 168 pounds in the super middleweight division. He said he would fight again towards the end of 2017, most likely December. A rematch clause was also discussed, which Chávez Jr. and his team had no problem with. A year after De La Hoya moved up to welterweight in 1997, Chávez fought Miguel Ángel González for the vacant WBC Light Welterweight title. The fight took place on 18 April 2015 at the StubHub Center, Carson, California. Chávez won by a split decision over Matt Vanda 12 July 2008. After the fight, Chávez commented to Haugen, "Now you know I don't fight with taxi drivers," and a bloodied Haugen responded, "They must have been tough taxi drivers. Later that year, he defended his title against number one ranked challenger David Kamau, despite suffering a cut in the opening round. 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. However, the referee had seen enough by the fifth round and stopped it for a TKO victory for Chávez. The final scores were 117-111, 119-110 and 120-107 for Chávez. Since the late 1980s, Chávez stated several times that he wanted a fight against Whitaker. On May 28, 2005, Chávez once again stepped into a boxing ring, outpointing Ivan Robinson in ten rounds at the Staples Center (this fight was televised by Showtime Championship Boxing). Stops Peter Manfredo in Five - Boxing News", "Marco Antonio Rubio to fight Chavez Jr. next for WBC middleweight title", "Chavez vs Rubio: Big TV Numbers in Mexico", "Chavez was arrested for DUI during training camp", "ulio Cesar Chavez Jr Impressive in 7th Round TKO Win", "Sergio Martinez vs Julio Cesar Chavez Jr: Blockbuster Deal Finalized? Mayweather did not come out of his corner after the tenth round, giving Chavez the TKO win. [70] Three days later, Dirrell spoke out on his local Michigan paper, Mlive, saying "Don't believe that," immediately denying that he had agreed to fight Chavez Jr.[71] On 10 October, trainer Nacho Beristain stated that Chavez would return in December 2017. Reyes started each round with more activity and by landing shots. "[14][dubious – discuss][dead link]. Chávez won six world titles in three weight divisions: WBC Super Featherweight (1984), WBA Lightweight (1987), WBC Lightweight (1988), WBC Light Welterweight (1989), IBF Light Welterweight (1990) and WBC Light Welterweight (1994) for the second time. After those amateur fights, Chávez Jr. started his professional boxing career at 17 years old. "[19] The Ring named it the "Fight of the Year" for 1990 and later the "Fight of the Decade" for the 1990s. The fight would take place on the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury Showtime PPV undercard. An accidental head-butt opened a cut on Ramírez's forehead and the doctor halted the fight, sending the decision to the judges' scorecards at that point in the fight. [53] A day later, Chávez Jr. claimed he had agreed all the demands set by Álvarez and was said that he would sign the contract. [30] Trainer Angelo Dundee said that Chávez had one of the strongest chins in boxing history. Contrary to what happened in the first fight, Chávez came out more aggressive and proposed the fight. [81], On 3 February, Chávez Jr. revealed that he had hired hall of fame trainer Ignacio "Nacho Beristain" for the Álvarez fight. Heavy blood flow prompted the doctor to stop the fight in the fourth round. Chávez blamed his loss on referee Richard Steele, who deducted two points from Chávez for low blows, which affected the difference on the scorecards. [11] Chávez Jr. set a fighting pace that was reminiscent of Chávez Sr.'s own pace when the latter was a younger man: in 2004, he fought eleven times, not having a fight only in August during that year. After the head cut, during round eight, the referee called for the doctor, who then stopped the fight. Chávez spoke to HBO's Max Kellerman in the post fight interview, "Speed and distance was a problem. After the fight, Chávez stated that he fought with an injured hand. Retained WBC Continental Americas super welterweight title, Won WBC Continental Americas super welterweight title. Targets Return on August 11 - Eyes Sergio Mora, Vanes", "Stevenson vs. Gvozdyk, Chavez vs. Angulo - Split-Site Double", "Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. [73] On 14 November 2017, fellow Mexican Alfredo Angulo (24-6, 20 KOs) was named as a possible opponent as both boxers being advised by Al Haymon. Julio César Chávez González (Spanish pronunciation: [ˈxuljo ˈsesaɾ ˈtʃaβez ɣonˈsales]; born … "[14] He began boxing as an amateur at the age of 16 and he then moved to Tijuana to pursue a professional career. It was later revealed that Martinez had fought with a broken left hand since the fourth round. Martínez got up with a little over one minute left in the fight and continued to throw and trade with the Mexican champion, despite being fatigued and clearly hurt. All three judges scored it 99-91 in favor of Chávez. [4] During his career he held the WBC super featherweight title from 1984 to 1987, the WBA and WBC lightweight titles between 1987 and 1989, the WBC light welterweight title twice between 1989 and 1996, and the IBF light welterweight title from 1990 to 1991. I am going to give him the worst beating of his life; I am going to make him swallow the words that came out of his dirty mouth. In his next bout, he handed Alberto de las Mercedes Cortes (44–0) his first career loss by scoring a third-round knockout. Chávez admitted he should have thrown more, but his corner was telling him to be aware of Álvarez's counter punches. A rematch clause was also put in place if Chávez Jr. wins the fight and another clause for every pound Chávez Jr. weighs over the limit, he would be fined $1 million. Like the fight against Martínez, Chávez threw very few power punches while Vera dominated the fight. [12] Chávez struggled with making weight for several bouts and was suspended following his win over Troy Rowland for using a banned diuretic, furosemide, to make the 160-pound weight limit. However, during training for the bout, Alfonso tore some ligaments in his left elbow and had to withdraw from the card and undergo a few months of rehab. While many hoped for an immediate rematch, Taylor opted to move 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. [9] On 26 September 2003, at Super Featherweight (130 lbs), he won his professional debut by outpointing Jonathan Hernandez over six rounds in Chávez Jr.'s native Culiacán, Sinaloa. [2] He is the son of retired boxing legend Julio César Chávez and older brother of Omar Chávez. Chavez continued defending his Light Welterweight title and on December 18, 1993, he defeated British Commonwealth Light Welterweight Champion Andy Holligan (21–0–0) by fifth-round TKO. Nacho and Heredia previously worked together whilst training Juan Manuel Marquez. [35][36], Chávez announced that he would be returning on 18 July 2015 against fellow Mexican Marcos Reyes (33-2, 24 KOs) at the Don Haskins Convention Center in El Paso, Texas in a 10-round super-middleweight bout. Steele defended his decision by saying that his concern is protecting a fighter, regardless of how much time is left in the round or the fight. 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. Chávez faced Frankie Randall on January 29, 1994, in a fight that most expected him to win easily. In a rematch with De La Hoya for the WBC Welterweight belt in September 1998, De La Hoya won by 8th-round TKO. In 1989, Chávez defeated future champion Sammy Fuentes by tenth-round TKO. Chávez won a controversial unanimous decision. [24][25] The fight averaged 1.6 million viewers on HBO. A right uppercut by Chávez snapped Lee's head upwards and sideways and Chávez connected on a barrage of punches before referee Laurence Cole intervened and waved an end to the fight. Instead, Randall knocked him down for the first time in his career and went on to win a split decision and Chávez lost the title to Randall. According to Chávez Jr. the new demands included a weight limit set at 164.5 pounds and a $6 million base purse plus PPV revenue percentages. Martínez won the fight by unanimous decision, by the scores of 117–110, 118–109 and 118-109. However, Chávez landed three or four heavy shots that moved Reyes' entire body. Originally a UD win for Chávez Jr., later ruled an NC after he failed a drug test, Retained WBC Latino super welterweight title. At the end of the first round, Chavez landed a blow that knocked Ruiz out. The two fighters nearly exchanged blows during a press conference after Rosario threatened to send Chávez back to Mexico in a coffin. He is considerably taller than his father. He's very good, and he beat me." "[23] There was no rematch. On April 10, 1992, he scored a TKO victory over number-one ranked contender Angel Hernandez (37-0-2, 22 KOs) in the fifth round. [10] Many of his fights have been held during boxing programs that have been headed by his father; he has also been featured on the undercards of many major pay-per-view fights (rare for an up-and-coming fighter, but not unexpected in his case given his father's fame). A catchweight of 169 pounds was agreed by both fighters. [19] The fight averaged 1.5 million viewers on HBO. In the post fight interview, Chávez called out Canelo and Gennady Golovkin, "I am happy with the win and my performance. The result of the fight was a controversial majority draw, allowing Chávez to remain undefeated with Whitaker retaining his title. On 21 December in Phoenix, Chavez lost to Jacobs via a Round 5 TKO after claiming, "his nose was broken and couldn’t breathe", and also to a broken hand. Reaches Deal With Nacho as Trainer For Canelo Bout - Boxing News", "Nacho Reveals That He Nearly Left Chavez Jr. After Argument - Boxing News", https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Julio_César_Chávez_Jr.&oldid=991393825, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 29 November 2020, at 20:45. In his next bout, he defeated former champion Juan Laporte by a twelve-round unanimous decision. [45][46][47] WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman was on board and said it was a "very attractive fight." On 10 August 2019, Chavez finally made his return to the ring after not having boxed for 2 years and 3 months and knocked out unrecognized Colombian Evert Bravo (25-10-1 with 9/10 losses coming by KO) in the 1st round in front of a crowd of 6000 fans at the Antonio R. Márquez Stadium in San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco. [48][49], Julio César Chávez spoke on 18 December about the ongoing negotiations saying Golden Boy were offering his son a small amount for the potential big PPV fight. In October 2016, it was announced that Chávez Jr. would be making a return on 10 December 2016 at the Monterrey Arena in Mexico against German boxer Dominik Britsch (32-2-1, 11 KOs). After the fight, on his arrival to Mexico, the President Carlos Salinas de Gortari sent the special car reserved for the Pope to take him from the airport to the President's house. His father, Rodolfo Chavez, worked for the railroad, and Julio grew up in an abandoned railroad car with his five sisters and four brothers. The fight was fiercely contested when they collided heads, opening a large cut over Chávez's eyebrow in the seventh round. Sports Illustrated put Pernell Whitaker on the cover of its next magazine with a one word title, "Robbed! The two faced one another in a rubber match 10 years later, which Chávez won. He is scheduled to face Mario Abel Cazares on 25 September 2020, with the bout serving as part of the undercard for an exhibition match between Chávez' father and former four-weight world champion Jorge Arce. Although Chavez was looking for the knockout, Paez jr. was more the boxer and manage to beat Chavez with a unanimous 10-round decision. ", http://www.fightbeat.com/post/31890319813/chavez-jr-too-stoned-to-fight, "BOXER CHAVEZ JR. [citation needed], Centro de Espectáculos Alamar, Tijuana, Mexico, Plaza de Toros Monumental, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico. The WBC ordered an immediate rematch and Chávez regained the title on a split technical decision in May 1994. Chávez Jr. picked up his 50th win of his career after defeating Britsch in a one-sided 10 round unanimous decision in front of a very small crowd in Mexico. [citation needed] On December 7, 2010, his induction to the International Boxing Hall of Fame was announced. After the bout, Sports Illustrated ran the headline, "Time To Hail César: WBA Lightweight Champion César Chávez of Mexico may be the world's best fighter."[17]. Before the 10th round begun Chávez told his corner "Stop the fight" making it his first TKO in his career. Shortly thereafter, he knocked down the former Olympic gold medalist. His face became known to boxing fans when his father would take him and his brother Omar into the ring as children, before each of Chávez Sr.'s fights. While Taylor carried the fight to Chavez through round 8, Julio rallied in the last four rounds. [23], On 16 June 2012, at the University of Texas at El Paso, Sunbowl in El Paso, Texas. On November 21, 1987, Chávez moved up to the lightweight division and faced WBA Lightweight Champion Edwin Rosario. Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S. International Ballroom, Houston, Texas, U.S. Julio César Chávez Jr. vs. Sebastian Zbik. "[citation needed] As an in-fighter or "swarmer," Julio César Chávez was renowned specially for his devastating left hook and his extremely strong chin. Chavez's brother, Rafael Chavez Gonzalez, was murdered on Sunday, June 25, 2017, during a robbery at one of Rafael's businesses.[28]. About De La Hoya, Chávez stated years after, "I have nothing against him, even though he beat me twice. [33], A rematch was held on 1 March 2014, at the Alamodome of San Antonio, Texas. Chávez got into rehab several times until he recovered. [8] In 2010 he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame for the Class of 2011. Chávez would ultimately give a career-defining performance as he defeated Rosario by an eleventh-round TKO to win the title. Nacho said that he wanted to remain his trainer after 6 May. Chávez is the father of Omar Chávez and former WBC Middleweight Champion Julio César Chávez, Jr.[27] He works as an analyst for ESPN and Azteca, and spends his time between Mexico and the United States, where he owns businesses and properties. On September 14, 1991, Chávez won a twelve-round unanimous decision over former champion Lonnie Smith. As a teenager, Chávez Jr. endured some difficult moments, including a widely-publicized relationship between his father and actress Salma Hayek and the subsequent divorce of his parents. He's a good fighter, very fast and very consistent. Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. During the late part of his career, Chávez struggled with drug addiction and alcohol abuse. [14], In December 2010, Alfonso Gómez was signed to match up against the undefeated Chávez Jr. at middleweight (the contracted weight was 157) for Chávez Jr.'s WBC Silver Middleweight belt on the In Harm's Way card as the main event.
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