[3], Chávez Jr. was born in the state of Sinaloa,[4][5] when his father held the WBC World Championship at super featherweight. Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. 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. - Boxing News", "Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr wins wide decision over Dominik Britsch, calls for GGG, Canelo - Boxing News", "Canelo, Chavez talking Cinco de Mayo weekend bout", "Canelo and Chavez Jr. in talks for May fight on HBO PPV - The Ring", "Canelo vs. Chavez Jr. - WBC President is on Board, Loves The Fight - Boxing News", "Chavez Sr: Canelo, Golden Boy are Offering Crumbs To My Son! [citation needed]. 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. On September 17, 2005, at the U.S. Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona, Chávez suffered a TKO loss to until then 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. [citation needed] Former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson, stated that Chávez was one of the greatest fighters of his generation and top five of all time from his point of view. He was held to a draw by two others: Pernell Whitaker and Miguel Ángel González. In 2002, The Ring ranked Chávez as the 18th greatest fighter of the last 80 years. All three judges scored it 120-108 for Álvarez. Although Taylor rose at the referee's count of six, he failed to respond coherently to referee Richard Steele's questions after being issued a mandatory 8 count, and continued to hold onto the ropes in the corner, resulting in Steele stopping the fight with only two seconds remaining. With about 30 seconds left in the 12th round, he landed a hard straight right hand on the chin of Taylor, which hurt him badly. Retained WBC Continental Americas super welterweight title, Won WBC Continental Americas super welterweight title. [52] On 12 January 2017 De La Hoya and Álvarez called for the contract to be signed, which was supposedly sent to Al Haymon, who advises Chávez Jr. and urged him to sign it. On September 14, 1991, Chávez won a twelve-round unanimous decision over former champion Lonnie Smith. "[19] The Ring named it the "Fight of the Year" for 1990 and later the "Fight of the Decade" for the 1990s. [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. You know, I'm not the timekeeper, and I don't care about the time. Julio César Chávez Jr. vs. Peter Manfredo Jr. Julio César Chávez Jr. vs. Marco Antonio Rubio. I am not giving what I used to be able to give. "[43][44], Negotiations began soon after for a potential HBO PPV fight to take place between Chávez and Canelo Álvarez in 2017 on the Cinco de Mayo weekend, as there was interest from both sides that a fight take place. Chávez was behind in all three judges score cards at the time of the stoppage. He was also awarded The Ring Lightweight title after the victory. 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? 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. Chávez confirmed he would be trained by his uncle, Rodolfo Chávez. Disappears - Nacho Gives Him Ultimatum - Boxing News", "Alfredo Angulo Mentioned as Possible Chavez Jr. After a division-record 18 consecutive defenses of his light welterweight title, Chávez (87–0) moved up one more weight division to challenge Pernell Whitaker (32–1) for his WBC Welterweight title in September 1993. Due to Chávez not making weight the fight time, a catchweight of 170 pounds was established. 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. His record was 89-0-1 going into his first loss to Frankie Randall and had an 87 fight win streak until his draw with Whitaker. Since the late 1980s, Chávez stated several times that he wanted a fight against Whitaker. [32] Chávez struggled with the weight before the fight and he hardly reached the 172 pounds for a fight pacted in 168 pounds. [17], On 4 February 2012, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, Chávez faced Mexican countryman Marco Antonio Rubio in a 12-round scheduled championship Middleweight bout. Mayweather did not come out of his corner after the tenth round, giving Chavez the TKO win. Chavez landed 237 of 560 punches thrown (42%) whilst Rubio connected 201 of 962 punches (21%). A catchweight of 169 pounds was agreed by both fighters. A month before the fight, he did not make weight and was fined and the fight was pushed back to December. 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. Shortly thereafter, he knocked down the former Olympic gold medalist. The pro Chávez crowd began to jeer his performance during and after the fight.[38][39]. Chavez then faced Meldrick Taylor in a rematch, four years after their historic first fight. Chávez came from a poor family and became a boxer for money, he stated: "I saw my mom working, ironing, and washing people's clothes, and I promised her I would give her a house someday, and she would never have that job again.
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