The living legend of Mexican boxing, Julio César Chávez, celebrates 60 years of life today and he will do it in style
Baptized as The Great Mexican Champion, by the American announcer Jimmy Lennon Jr., Julio César Chávez, El César del Boxeo, the best fighter that Aztec boxing has given, turns 60 today and will celebrate it with a party in the Field Marte from Mexico City.ico.
His numbers say so: 107 victories, 86 by knockout, 13 years undefeated, 37 world title fights and the first Mexican to win three world titles and different divisions: super featherweight, lightweight and super lightweight and with a record of 132 thousand fans in the Azteca Stadium for his fight against the American Greg Haugen, testify to his greatness.
Julio knew the hell of poverty, he tasted the honey of fortune, the pain of addictions and like the phoenix, he rose from his ashes, to become the living legend of Mexican boxing
Executioner of Puerto Rican fighters such as Edwin Chapo Rosales, Juan Laporte, Ángel Pelayito Hernández and Héctor Macho Camacho, Chávez became the king of the pay-per-view in the mid-nineties, when Mike Tyson, the only boxer who outshone him, was under pressure for rape.ación.
A simple man, due to his humble origins, JC was born in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, on July 12, 1962; then, looking for better horizons, his family moved to Culiacán, Sinaloa, some time later, he embarked on an adventure to Tijuana, in search of the dream of being a boxer and world champion and debuted in 1980.
It was there that the legend of the great Mexican champion began, but always with the idea of fulfilling his mother, Doña Isabel González, the promise of taking her out of work, buying her a house and giving her a better life, which he has more than fulfilled.s.
Four years later, in 1984, he was crowned super featherweight champion. By beating Mario Azabache Martínez by technical knockout in four rounds, at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.a.
He then had memorable battles, which led to his becoming world lightweight and super lightweight champion and the International Hall of Fame in Canastota, New York, in 2011.