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!