Boxer Julio César Chávez Wiki, Bio, Age, Career, Height, Reach, Children & Stance

Biography of Julio César Chávez

Julio César Chávez is one of the very famous and most trending personality nowadays in different social media and on the Internet as well. Moreover, he is famous as a Mexican former professional boxer who competed from 1980 to 2005. Similarly, a multiple-time world champion in three weight divisions, Chávez was listed by The Ring magazine as the world’s best boxer, pound for pound, from 1990 to 1993. Furthermore, 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. Similarly, he also held the Ring magazine and lineal lightweight titles from 1988 to 1989, and the lineal light welterweight title twice between 1990 and 1996.

The early life of Julio César Chávez

Julio César Chávez was born on July 12, 1962, in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico. Moreover, his father, Rodolfo Chavez, worked for the railroad, and Julio grew up in an abandoned railroad car with his five sisters and four brothers. Likewise, 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.” Similarly, he began boxing as an amateur at the age of 16 and he then moved to Tijuana to pursue a professional career.

The career of Julio César Chávez

Chávez made his professional debut at age 17. In his 12th fight, on March 4, 1980, Chávez faced Miguel Ruiz in Culiacán, Sinaloa. Similarly, at the end of the first round, Chavez landed a blow that knocked Ruiz out. Moreover, delivered as the bell sounded, the blow has ruled a disqualification in the ring and Ruiz was declared the winner.

Personal life of Chávez

Moreover, during the late part of his career, Chávez struggled with drug addiction and alcohol abuse. Likewise, he stated that he started drinking the night after his fight against Edwin Rosario. Similarly, he later developed a cocaine habit. Chávez got into rehab several times until he recovered. Furthermore, nowadays he remains sober, in shape, training and weighs around 140 pounds (64 kg).

Likewise, Chávez is the father of Omar Chávez and former WBC Middleweight Champion Julio César Chávez, Jr. Moreover, 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.

Career in review 

Similarly, 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. Moreover, World champions whom Chávez defeated include Jose Luis Ramírez, Rafael Limón, Rocky Lockridge, Meldrick Taylor, Roger Mayweather, Lonnie Smith, Sammy Fuentes, Héctor “Macho” Camacho, Juan Laporte, Edwin Rosario, Greg Haugen, Tony López, Giovanni Parisi, Joey Gamache and Frankie Randall, who had taken the WBC Light Welterweight belt from Chávez just four months earlier.

Julio César Chávez
Julio César Chávez

Overview of Julio César Chávez (14)

  • Real name: Julio César Chávez González
  • Nickname(s): J.C. Superstar, El César del Boxeo (“The Caesar of Boxing”), El Gran Campeón Mexicano (“The Great Mexican Champion”), Mr. KO, El León de Culiacán (“The Lion of Culiacán”)
  • Weight(s): Super Featherweight, Lightweight, Light welterweight, Welterweight
  • Height: 5 ft 7 1⁄2 in (171 cm)
  • Reach: 66 1⁄2 in (169 cm)
  • Nationality: Mexican
  • Date of Birth: July 12, 1962
  • Age: 57
  • Birth Place: Obregón, Sonora, Mexico
  • Stance: Orthodox
  • Children: Julio César Chávez Jr., Omar Chávez, Nicole Chávez
  • Division: Welterweight, Lightweight, Super featherweight, Light welterweight
  • Net Worth: $10 million
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