Throw Back Friday Edition: Julio Cesar Chavez.

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107-6-2 with 86 KO’s

On the eve of one of the biggest junior welterweight fights in years, I thought it would only be fitting to honor one of the best to ever hold a title in the 140lb. division.

Chavez was not only one of the best to ever hold a junior welterweight title, he’s also honored as the best Mexican fighter ever. He was in fact a warrior, a voracious body puncher, relentless stalker, walking his opponents down with energy sucking consistency, he had frightening power in both hands, and his chin and durability are legendary in Mexico and all around the world. People of all nationalities bow to his feats.

This is was made Julio Cesar Chavez a star. This is what made him a six time world champion in three weight divisions, ( WBC Super Featherweight Champion 1984, WBA Lightweight in 1987, and WBC Jr. Welterweight in 1989.) He also won the WBC Lightweight Title in 88, IBF Jr. Welterweight in 90, and WBC Jr. Welterweight Title in 94.

Julio had 16 wins over future or former world champions. He owns 28 wins in world title fights, the most in boxing history! ESPN has Julio ranked #24 on their 50 greatest boxers of all time list. He was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in this years 2011 class.

Julio turned pro at 17 years old with his career spanning an amazing 25 years winning 107 fights!

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He beat very good fighters and former champions such as Juan Laporte, Roger Mayweather, Rocky Lockridge, Edwin Rosario, Meldrick Taylor ( albeit HIGHLY controversial stoppage that made Richard Steele famous in a horrible way. ), Hector Camacho, Greg Haugen ( He beat Haugen’s ass in front of a record setting fight attendance of 132,274 raging Mexican fans! ) Julio KO’d Taylor in a rematch in 94 in 8 one sided rounds.

He holds a highly disputed draw over Pernell Whitacker. I say disputed because anybody that understands boxing knows that Pernell was robbed in San Antonio that night.

Julio was beaten and dropped for the first time by Frankie ” The Surgeon ” Randall in January of 1994 by split decision. Chavez won in the immediate rematch by 7th round split technical decision. Chavez also won the rubber match 10 years later by decision.

Oscar beat a faded Julio twice. The Mexican fans never really excepted Oscar and Arum’s plot of Oscar winning over Mexican fans by beating Julio back fired.

Now watch and learn how to kill the body from one of boxing’s pound for pound most devastating and merciless body punchers.

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