Julio César Chávez
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Julio César Chávez

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Julio César Chávez is a retired Mexican professional boxer. Chávez is considered the greatest fighter ever to come out of Mexico. He is a six-time world champion in three weight divisions, and for several years he was considered the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world.… Read More

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  • La Gran Pelea
    CNN - May 01, 2015
  • Ex Boxing Champ Steps Back Into Spotlight As A Face Of Addiction
    NPR - Mar 21, 2015
  • Mayweather Is 'biggest Challenge Of My Life' Pacquiao's Trainer
    Yahoo News - Mar 05, 2015
  • Boxer, Ex Soccer Star At Slain Mexican Drug Lord Party
    Yahoo News - Nov 01, 2013

Timeline

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CHILDHOOD

1962 Birth Julio César Chávez was born on July 12, 1962 in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico. … Read More

TEENAGE

1980 17 Years Old In his 12th fight, on March 4, 1980, Chávez faced Miguel Ruiz in Culiacán, Sinaloa. … Read More

TWENTIES

1984 - 1985 2 More Events
1987 24 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 18, 1987, he defeated number one ranked challenger Francisco Tomas Da Cruz (27-1-0) by third round knockout. … Read More
On April 16, 1988, Chávez defeated number one ranked contender Rodolfo Aguilar (20-0-1) by sixth round technical knockout.
1989 26 Years Old In 1989, Chávez defeated future champion Sammy Fuentes by tenth round TKO. … Read More
1990 27 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 17, 1990, he faced Meldrick Taylor, the undefeated IBF Light Welterweight Champion, in a title unification fight. … Read More
1991 28 Years Old 1 More Event
On March 18, 1991, he defeated WBC number four ranked fighter John Duplessis (34-1) by fourth round TKO.
1992 29 Years Old 1 More Event
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. … Read More

THIRTIES

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. … Read More
1994 31 Years Old 1 More Event
Chávez faced Frankie Randall in January 1994, in a fight that most expected him to win easily. … Read More
1995 - 2000 5 More Events
2001 39 Years Old After a 2001 victory over Terry Thomas in Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, Chávez retired.

FORTIES

2003 41 Years Old 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.
2004 42 Years Old In April 2004, Chávez went back into the ring, for what he again claimed would be his last appearance. … Read More
2005 43 Years Old 1 More Event
On May 28, 2005, Chávez once again stepped into a boxing ring, outpointing Ivan Robinson in ten rounds at the Staples Center.
2010 48 Years Old 1 More Event
…  On December 7, 2010, he was inducted in the prestigious International Boxing Hall of Fame for the Class of 2011. … Read More
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