Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr!

Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr!
by Esfand Aashena

If you know about Boxing and used to watch Boxing during 80s and the Mike Tysons era of 80s and 90s the name Julio Cesar Chavez was synonymous with exciting boxing.  The man fought as a super featherweight (maximum 130 pounds or 59 kilograms) and was a fearless prize fighter!  His record is 107 wins, 89 knockouts, 6 losses and 2 draws.  He fought big names such as Hector Macho Camacho and Oscar De La Hoya (mouthful names ;-).  Anyway, he was great, a national treasure and living legend in Mexico.  He even had a relationship with Salma Hayek which goes to show about his popularity!

Now comes his son Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. continuing the same great name and prize fighting ability with a great record of 46 wins, 32 KOs, 1 draws and 1 no contests. And I didn't know about him until Saturday!

Unlike his father he fights as a middle weight and I hadn't watched a good and exciting boxing game for at least a decade or two!  I just happened to watch HBO and there he was.  I don't like these new kickboxing or new fights that they go at it for 2 or three rounds and beat the crap out of each other.  It's not sports to me and not exciting.

This kid Chavez has a powerful punch and when they showed the slow motion of his punches his opponent's face would be bouncing all over the place and you'd worry an ear or nose or something would get popped out!  He ended up knocking him out and his next fight is expected to be a great matchup.

So if you wanted a reason to watch boxing again look no further than Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.!  I don't even know who is the heavyweight boxing champ!


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Sr. never gave post fight interviews in English and had to be translated on live TV and Jr is the same!  One would think that by now he knows English but perhaps that's part of their mystique!

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Esfand Jaan,

One time I was on a short flight the day after he had a fight. He got on the flight with a few of his entourage all smelling like Tequila from a night of post-victory partying. I smiled and said hi as he was passing by my seat. The man had such a tough and mean look that I said my prayers right then!

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Boxing is an ancient and olympic sport!

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BTW the guy he beat on Saturday was Irish who were the early boxers in America, back in the Ellis Islands days.

By Boxing I mean the olympic boxing, ala Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Joe Louis, Mike Tysons, etc.

The kickboxing, Ultimate Fighter and other cage fightings that I mentioned in the blog are not boxing and rather no rules fighting which I don't consider a sport and don't watch.

Boxing has rules, fought with gloves and such.  The fact that over the years Mafia may have taken over it in Casinos and the federations have all gone mad does not mean that great fighters don't come along and make a name for themselves and make boxing exciting again.  This guy is such an example.  He is very exciting to watch. 

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