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Boxing – 1985 – HBOs Larry Merchant Showcases The Career Of WBC Featherwt Champ Julio Cesar Chavez


As time has gone by….my opinion of Julio Cezar Chavez has changed dramatically…..as I used to be of the opinion that he dodged to many really great boxers in an around his weight division…. while waiting for those greats to get older before he entered the ring with them….ie: Alexis Arguello, Salvador Sanchez, Hector Camacho, Roberto Duran, et al…..I mean, he was 53 – 0 as a professional before he fought the likes of Rocky Lockridge, Juan LaPorte and Edwin Rosario…..who were all long int the tooth in their careers when he fought them….but now, after his total career unfolded, I have become a believer in his greatness in the ring.  

Julio César Chávez (born July 12, 1962) is a Mexican former professional boxer who competed from 1980 to 2005….as a multiple-time world champion in three weight divisions….when Chávez was considered the world’s best active boxer, pound for pound for several years….who 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.  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. Chávez was named Fighter of the Year for 1987 and 1990 by the Boxing Writers Association of America and The Ring respectively.

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