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5 Most Memorable Julio César Chávez Sr. Fights

5 Most Memorable Julio César Chávez Sr. Fights


5 Most Memorable Julio César Chávez Sr. Fights

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5 Most Memorable Julio César Chávez Sr. Fights

Julio César Chávez (107-6-2, 86 KOs) won multiple world titles throughout his distinguished career. He amassed a fight record of 87-0 before his draw with Pernell Whitaker in 1993. He won a plethora of awards, and in 2010, he was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame for the Class of 2011. Big Fight Weekend has chosen to pay homage to the legend El Gran Campeón Mexicano.

5 Memorable Julio César Chávez Sr. Fights

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Julio César Chávez Sr. vs. Meldrick Taylor

On March 17, 1990, Chávez faced the undefeated IBF light welterweight champion Meldrick Taylor at the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel. The fight was competitive, with Taylor being the aggressor. As the fight went on – Chávez rallied and showcased his impressive work rate and punch accuracy, and with 30 seconds left in the final round, a big straight right hand landed flush on Taylor’s chin, knocking him down. The referee wasn’t happy with his responses and waved the fight off – awarding the Mexican legend the victory. It was later named Ring magazine Fight of the Year in 1990.

Julio César Chávez Sr. vs. Edwin Rosario

El César del Boxeo moved up to lightweight to fight WBA Lightweight Champion Edwin Rosario. Chávez quashed any worries of how he would handle the move up in weight and feisty build-up as he defeated Rosario by TKO in the eleventh round. It was an impressive performance by the Mexican legend, as he captured the WBA strap.

Mario Martinez

On September 13, 1984, Chávez won his first title by knocking out fellow Mexican Mario Martínez and winning the vacant WBC Super Featherweight title. El César del Boxeo was the more patient throughout, and his opponent gradually tired, which saw Chávez pounce in round eight, landing a flurry of accurate spiteful punches, which forced the stoppage.

Greg Haugen

Julio César Chávez faced American boxer Greg Haugen on February 20, 1993. The build-up will be remembered – for Haugen trash-talking Chavez’s unbeaten record. The Mexican promised to make the American pay, and he did in front of 136,274 people. Chávez dropped Haugen early and systematically beat him up, which led to the referee waving the fight off in the fifth round.

Hector Camacho

Chávez went up against Héctor Camacho on September 12, 1992. El César del Boxeo bossed the fight from the first bell, and despite Camacho’s bravery, this was a one-sided beat down, with the judges scoring the bout 117–111, 119–110 and 120–107 for Chávez.

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