November 24th, 2003 Chavez retired after defeating Terry Thomas in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, in 2001. However, he came out of retirement on November 24, 2003, to revenge his earlier loss against Willy Wise, knocking Wise out in two rounds in Tijuana, Mexico. This time around, however, he failed to recapture his old form and was beaten by the more experienced Wise. After this second retirement, he stayed out of the ring until April 29, 2004, when he fought Jeff "The King" Morse to a no-contest in Harlingen, Texas.
Chavez's final record was 69-7-1 (53 KOs). He is still considered by many to be the greatest boxer never to win the World Boxing Council (WBC) championship. After retiring for the second time, he took over as trainer for his brother, Jorge, who had also just retired for the second time. In 2007, Julio Jr. died at the age of 44 due to complications from surgery.
Even though he is now gone, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. continues to live on through his father. Since entering the world boxing scene in 1996, Chavez has become one of the most recognized names in boxing today.
He has won 31 fights in a row, including all his matches since returning from his first retirement in 2003.
Eric Chavez/End of Career/July 30, 2014.
Chavez announced his retirement on July 30, 2014. He finished his career with 4,416 hits, which is the most of any player born in Canada or Mexico. The Montreal star was considered one of the best hitters of his time and one of the greatest players of all time by some baseball historians.
He was a five-time All-Star and three-time Silver Slugger winner during his nine-year career with the Los Angeles Dodgers. In 2009, he became the first hitter in history to win the National League MVP Award while playing for a different team than when he collected at least 50 votes from the press panel (the Dodgers were then in Brooklyn).
During his tenure with the Dodgers, Chavez helped them reach the playoffs six times and win two World Series rings (1988, 1989). He finished his career with a.282 average, 1,922 RBIs, and 683 stolen bases.
In January 2014, shortly after announcing his retirement, Chavez was arrested for suspicion of domestic violence against his girlfriend. However, the case was dismissed due to lack of evidence.
Minda, On November 27, 2020, Chavez Jr. will face Jeyson Minda in his next bout. Minda was knocked out in the second, third, and fourth rounds by Chavez Jr. The last knockdown forced Minda's team to call the bout off early, giving Chavez Jr. a TKO victory. Records in professional boxing show that Chavez Jr. has beaten every opponent he has faced thus far, with one exception. His only loss came at the hands of America's favorite son: Miguel Cotto.
Chavez Jr.'s next fight will be on his home soil in Mexico City. He is expected to fight out of Las Vegas after retiring from his previous two bouts back-to-back. He said he was sick of fighting in Mexico so they decided to bring the fights back to America where the money is. His manager/coach/brother Gabriel told ESPN that they have agreed upon a deal for Chavez to fight on December 15th at Arena México in Mexico City. The contract has not been signed yet but it should be soon after all the details are discussed between the two parties.
His manager/coach/brother Gabriel also mentioned that they are working on several potential opponents for Chavez. One name that has been thrown around is Gennady Golovkin who is looking to rebound from his first career defeat at the hands of Canelo Alvarez. Another name that has been linked to Chavez is former champion Oscar Valdez who fought recently on November 22nd in Argentina.
On January 29, 1994, Chavez faced Frankie Randall in a battle that most anticipated him to win handily. Instead, Randall knocked him down for the first time in his career and went on to win a split decision, while Chavez was stripped of the championship. Randall was given the WBC title instead.
Chavez vs. Randall was a highly-anticipated match up that had the potential to determine not only who was the best boxer in Mexico but also who was the best fighter in the world. Chavez was considered by many to be the greatest boxer of all time, while Randall owned an impressive record that included victories over future champions Oscar Bonavena and Benny Leonard.
In what would become one of the biggest upsets in boxing history, Chavez was defeated by Randall. The more experienced Randall used his power effectively against the younger challenger, scoring several knockdowns during the fight. At one point, it looked like he might be able to finish the job and end Chavez's perfect record, but in the end, it was not enough to win him the fight or the championship. After the bout, many critics called for Randall's license to box in the United States to be revoked because of his aggressive tactics which some saw as cheating. However, since Chavez was unable to defeat him using only his skills, the referee was forced to call off the contest before Chavez could be injured.
Julio Cesar Chavez/Age 59 (July 12, 1962) is a Mexican American professional boxer who has held the WBC world championship in two different weight classes: super featherweight and lightweight. He is also one of only eight boxers in history to win world championships in three different weight classes.
Chavez debuted on July 20, 1978 with a first-round knockout victory over Alfredo Escalera. He went on to become the WBC super featherweight champion with 15 victories by way of knockout. In November 1981, he moved up in weight and took part in his first world title fight against Orlando Cruz for the WBA light welterweight belt. He came out victorious that night but was stripped of his title after it was discovered he had taken performance-enhancing drugs. After a four-year absence, he returned at lightweight and won the WBC belt from Jorge Linares on February 17, 1995. He defended this title five times before losing it to John Mugabi. After losing his title, he retired from boxing in 1996.
He came back in 2001 and won his second world title with two straight wins over Erik Morales. He lost it again just like his first world title, this time to Ricky Hatton.