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Chávez faced Frankie Randall on January 29, 1994, in a fight that most expected him to win easily. That fight ended in a draw. I really don't want to extend myself much longer", Chávez said. When I see a man that has had enough, I'm stopping the fight. [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. In the eleventh round he landed a powerful right hand that nearly knocked Vera out. [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. Chávez got into rehab several times until he recovered. In April 2004, Chávez went back into the ring, for what he again claimed would be his last appearance. Under WBC rules, Randall lost one point, giving Chávez the technical victory. 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. 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. During the late part of his career, Chávez struggled with drug addiction and alcohol abuse. Chávez Jr. received a purse of $3 million, compared to Martinez's $1.4m. The punches seemed to stun Reyes and gave Chávez control of the rounds. [45][46][47] WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman was on board and said it was a "very attractive fight." When he looks at me, I want to vomit. I am ready for a world title fight with anybody or any other big fight. ", "Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs. Alfredo Angulo Appears To Be in Doubt", "Chavez-Angulo is Officially Off, Julian Williams vs. Castro Added", "Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. vs Mario Cazares Finalized as Official Fight, Sept. 25", "Chavez Jr. Before the 10th round begun Chávez told his corner "Stop the fight" making it his first TKO in his career. 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? 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. After those amateur fights, Chávez Jr. started his professional boxing career at 17 years old. "[14] He began boxing as an amateur at the age of 16 and he then moved to Tijuana to pursue a professional career. At times, he came forward and also had Álvarez against the ropes, but failed to throw any punches. 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. Various members of the American media, including The Ring and Sports Illustrated, were critical of the decision. Mayweather did not come out of his corner after the tenth round, giving Chavez the TKO win. "[19] The Ring named it the "Fight of the Year" for 1990 and later the "Fight of the Decade" for the 1990s. [27], Martínez outworked and out-landed Chávez throughout the first 11 rounds of the fight in dominating fashion. He beat me at the distance. Nacho wanted Chávez Jr. to remain in Temoaya, Mexico, which is 3,200 meters above sea level, until the end of April. I don't need another fight. He was also awarded The Ring Lightweight Championship in 1988. But Chávez kept coming forward, countering with hard body shots that seemed to slow his German opponent down. 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. A rematch clause was also discussed, which Chávez Jr. and his team had no problem with. Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S. MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S. The WBC ordered an immediate rematch and Chávez regained the title on a split technical decision in May 1994. [5], He is ranked as the 17th best boxer of all time, pound for pound, by BoxRec,[6] #24 on ESPN's list of "50 Greatest Boxers of All Time",[7] and 18th on The Ring's "80 Best Fighters of the Last 80 Years". However, Chávez landed three or four heavy shots that moved Reyes' entire body. Chávez was behind in all three judges score cards at the time of the stoppage. 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 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. He was also awarded The Ring Lightweight title after the victory. It was later revealed that Martinez had fought with a broken left hand since the fourth round. Prior to the bout, there were concerns about how Chávez would handle the move up in weight. He kept the distance with the jab and landed power punches. [7], Chávez's amateur career consisted of only two fights against former world champion Jorge Páez's oldest son Jorge Páez Jr.; both of the exhibitions bouts were shown on Mexican television.[8]. Later that year, he defeated Frankie Mitchell (29-1) by fourth-round TKO. 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. 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. 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Although Chavez was looking for the knockout, Paez jr. was more the boxer and manage to beat Chavez with a unanimous 10-round decision.
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