Julio Cesar Chavez net worth
Julio Cesar Chavez is a Mexican who trail blazed the professional boxing sport, that too in three different weight divisions. He was born in July 1962 at Obregon, Sonaro. His father Rodolfo Chavez worked on the rail road and Chavez grew up in abject poverty. He took to boxing at 16 to improve his economic status.
Chavez had a long career from 1985 to 2005 years in the field of professional boxing. He has featured in 37 title fights and won 31 of them. He remained at the top for 13 long years and this feat is yet to be repeated.
Chavez’s first professional fight was against Miguel Ruiz. He first competed in the featherweight category. In 1984 He won the WBC Super Featherweight title against Mario “Azabhche” in Los Angeles. He defended this title for nine long years.
In 1987, Chavez moved to the Lightweight Category won bouts against the likes of Edwin Rosario, Rafael Limon and Rodolfo Aguilar to win the title.
Chavez won the WBC Light Welter weight title for two years – 1989, 1994 and IBF Light Welterweight title in 1990. Until 1994 his records read 89 matches, 0 losses and one draw. He experienced the first loss in 25 years at the hands of Frankie Randall in 1994.
After few more wins and defeats Chavez finally retired in 2005. His finally tally at the time of retirement stood at 107 wins, 6 losses, 2 draws and 86 knockouts.
Currently he works as an analyst for a popular Sports channel.
Life History of Julio Cesar Chavez
Chavez grew up in an improvised family with five sisters and four brothers.
He married Amalia Carrasco and had two sons. Chavez’s son Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. is also a boxer and holds the WBC Middleweight title. His other son Omar Chavez is currently a WBC Youth Intercontinental Welter Champion. Julio remarried in 2014 and has a daughter Nicole
Chavez struggled with drug addiction, cocaine in particular for many years.
Chavez is considered the all time best Mexican boxer. He is very poplar and holds the record for the highest attendance of 132,000 people for a boxing match against boxer Greg Haugen.
Due to his supremacy, Chavez has been given various titles and names like El Cesar del Boxeo(“The Cesar of Boxing”), El Gran Campeon Mexicano (The Grand Mexican Champion”) El Leon de Cullican (“The Lion of Culliacan”). He is also addressed as J.C. and Mr. KO
Awards and Recognition
Chavez was named the “Fighter of the Year- 1987” by Boxing Writers Association of America and “Fighter of the year – 1990” by the Ring Magazine.
Chavez was ranked 24 in the 50 Greatest Boxers of all Time list by ESPN. He was inducted in to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in the year 2011.
He was ranked in the 8th position on BoxRec ranking of “The greatest pound for Pound Boxers of All Time”
Net worth of Chavez
Net worth of Chavez is $ 10 million. He has won and defended World Boxing titles in four weight categories.