Julio César Chávez Record & Stats

Julio César Chávez Record & Stats

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In a career spanning 25 years and seven months, Julio César Chávez fought 115 times with 107 wins, 6 losses, and 2 draws. By his last professional fight on September 17, 2005, Chávez' boxing record stood at 107-6-2 (86 KO wins, 4 KO losses).

Obregón, Sonora, Mexico
“J.C. Superstar”
Jul 12, 1962
Feb 5, 1980
86 (74.8%)
171 cm
173 cm
Ape Index
2 cm
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      Julio César Chávez (J.C. Superstar) is a retired Mexican professional boxer. He was born in Obregón, Sonora, Mexico on July 12, 1962. Chávez made his professional boxing debut at the age of 17, on February 5, 1980. He is a former three-weight-class world champion. He is 60 years old, and will be turning 61 in one month and three days. Chávez is a Hall of Famer.

      Fight Record

      Total Fights115
      KO Wins86
      Total Title Wins7
      Title Defenses27
      Title-Fight KO Wins21
      Losses via KO4
      115Sep 17, 200543Grover WileyLossRTD4
      114May 28, 200542Ivan RobinsonWinUD
      113May 22, 200441Frankie RandallWinUD
      112Nov 22, 200341Willy WiseWinTKO2
      111Nov 24, 200139Terry ThomasWinTKO2
      110Jul 29, 200038Kostya TszyuLoss *TKO6
      109Dec 18, 199937Buck SmithWinTKO3
      108Oct 2, 199937Willy WiseLossUD
      107Jul 10, 199936Marty JakubowskiWinTKO4
      106Apr 1, 199936Verdell SmithWinTKO4
      105Sep 18, 199836Oscar De La HoyaLoss *RTD8
      104Jun 25, 199835Ken SiguraniWinTKO3
      103Mar 7, 199835Miguel Ángel GonzálezDraw *SD
      102Jun 28, 199734Larry LaCoursiereWinUD
      101Mar 29, 199734Tony MartinWinUD
      100Oct 12, 199634Joey GamacheWinTKO8
      99Jun 7, 199633Oscar De La HoyaLoss *TKO4
      98Feb 9, 199633Scott WalkerWinTKO2
      97Sep 16, 199533David KamauWin *UD
      96Jul 29, 199533Craig HoukWinKO1
      95Apr 8, 199532Giovanni ParisiWin *UD
      94Dec 10, 199432Tony LopezWin *TKO10
      93Sep 17, 199432Meldrick TaylorWin *TKO8
      92May 7, 199431Frankie RandallWin *TD
      91Jan 29, 199431Frankie RandallLoss *SD
      90Dec 18, 199331Andy HolliganWin *TKO5
      89Oct 30, 199331Mike PowellWinTKO4
      88Sep 10, 199331Pernell WhitakerDraw *MD
      87May 8, 199330Terrence AlliWin *TKO6
      86Apr 10, 199330Silvio Walter RojasWinKO3
      85Feb 20, 199330Greg HaugenWin *TKO5
      84Dec 13, 199230Marty JakubowskiWinTKO6
      83Oct 31, 199230Bruce PearsonWinKO3
      82Sep 12, 199230Héctor CamachoWin *UD
      81Aug 1, 199230Frankie MitchellWin *TKO4
      80Apr 10, 199229Angel HernandezWin *TKO5
      79Mar 13, 199229Juan Soberanes RamosWinKO4
      78Dec 13, 199129Ignacio PerdomoWinRTD7
      77Nov 12, 199129Jorge Alberto MelianWinKO4
      76Sep 14, 199129Lonnie SmithWin *UD
      75Apr 26, 199128Tommy SmallWinKO4
      74Mar 18, 199128John DuplessisWin *TKO4
      73Dec 8, 199028Kyung-Duk AhnWin *TKO3
      72Nov 8, 199028Jaime BalboaWinTKO4
      71Aug 18, 199028Russell MosleyWinKO3
      70Jul 5, 199027Akwei AddoWinKO2
      69Mar 17, 199027Meldrick TaylorWin *TKO12
      68Dec 16, 198927Alberto de las Mercedes CortesWin *TKO3
      67Nov 18, 198927Sammy FuentesWin *RTD10
      66Oct 27, 198927Ramon AramburuWinKO3
      65Oct 9, 198927Rodolfo BattaWinKO1
      64Jul 30, 198927Kenny ViceWinTKO3
      63May 13, 198926Roger MayweatherWin *RTD10
      62Oct 29, 198826José Luis RamírezWin *TD
      61Aug 1, 198826Vernon BuchananWinTKO3
      60Jun 4, 198825Rafael LimónWinTKO7
      59Apr 16, 198825Rodolfo AguilarWin *TKO6
      58Mar 5, 198825Nicky PerezWinTKO3
      57Nov 21, 198725Edwin RosarioWin *TKO11
      56Aug 21, 198725Danilo CabreraWin *UD
      55Apr 18, 198724Francisco Tomas Da CruzWin *TKO3
      54Dec 12, 198624Juan LaporteWin *UD
      53Aug 3, 198624Rocky LockridgeWin *MD
      52Jun 13, 198623Refugio RojasWin *TKO7
      51May 15, 198623Faustino Martires BarriosWin *TKO5
      50Mar 22, 198623Roberto Collins LindoWinKO2
      49Dec 19, 198523Jeff BumpusWinTD
      48Sep 21, 198523Dwight PratchettWin *UD
      47Jul 7, 198522Roger MayweatherWin *TKO2
      46Apr 19, 198522Ruben CastilloWin *TKO6
      45Jan 1, 198522Manuel HernandezWinTKO3
      44Sep 13, 198422Mario MartínezWin *TKO8
      43Jun 13, 198421Delfino MendozaWinKO3
      42May 4, 198421Ramon AvitiaWinKO6
      41Dec 30, 198321Armando FloresWinKO3
      40Sep 1, 198321Adriano ArreolaWinPTS
      39Jul 16, 198321Benjamin AbarcaWinKO5
      38Jun 15, 198320Romero SandovalWinKO2
      37May 1, 198320Javier FragosoWinKO4
      36Apr 4, 198320Ernesto HerreraWinKO2
      35Feb 25, 198320Othoniel LopezWinKO4
      34Dec 11, 198220Jerry LewisWinKO6
      33Oct 23, 198220Jerry LewisWinKO5
      32Sep 28, 198220Jose ResendezWinKO6
      31Aug 20, 198220Santos RodriguezWinKO8
      30Jul 19, 198220Gustavo SalgadoWinKO2
      29May 8, 198219Juan Carlos AlvaradoWinKO3
      28Apr 26, 198219Benny AbarcaWinPTS
      27Mar 11, 198219Johnny JensenWinKO3
      26Feb 19, 198219Carlos BryantWinKO2
      25Feb 4, 198219Ramon PerazaWinKO1
      24Jan 29, 198219Jesús GarcíaWinKO2
      23Jan 12, 198219Ramon LuqueWinKO1
      22Dec 17, 198119Manuel VasquezWinKO7
      21Oct 19, 198119Jose Angel MedinaWinKO6
      20Sep 25, 198119Jorge RamirezWinKO2
      19Aug 31, 198119Daniel FelizardoWinKO3
      18Aug 7, 198119Jesus Cuate LaraWinKO2
      17Jul 27, 198119Daniel MartinezWinKO1
      16Jul 10, 198118Bobby FernandezWinKO3
      15Jun 26, 198118Fidel NavarroWinKO1
      14Jun 5, 198118Victor GamezWinKO1
      13May 8, 198118Eduardo Lalo AcostaWinKO2
      12Mar 4, 198118Miguel RuizWinKO1
      11Feb 2, 198118Julio GaxiolaWinKO4
      10Dec 15, 198018Roberto FloresWinKO3
      9Nov 26, 198018Andres FelixWinKO2
      8Oct 13, 198018Jesus MartinezWinKO1
      7Sep 22, 198018Jesus Cuate LaraWinPTS
      6Sep 5, 198018Miguel CebreroWinPTS
      5Jul 18, 198018Tito GeraldoWinPTS
      4May 20, 198017Roberto GarciaWinTKO6
      3Apr 8, 198017Ramon FloresWinKO3
      2Mar 3, 198017Fidencio CebrerosWinPTS
      1Feb 5, 198017Andres FelixWinKO2

      * World-title fight

      World Titles

      Chávez was a three-weight-division world champion. He has held seven world titles, two of which were vacant title wins, and the rest five were lineal championship wins.

      Weight DivisionWorld Titles Held
      Super-lightweightWBC 2x, IBF
      LightweightWBA, WBC, The Ring


      Julio César Chávez is 171 cm tall (5' 7.32") with a reach of 173 cm (5' 8.11"). He fights out of the orthodox stance and presents an ape-index of 2 cm (0.79").

      Chávez has a 74.8% KO rate. Of his total 86 KO wins, 58 were in the early rounds, 23 in the mid rounds, and five in the later rounds. He has nine first-round KO wins.

      Career Summary

      Julio César Chávez' professional boxing career spanned more than 25 years — from 1980 to 2005.

      Chávez made his professional boxing debut against Andres Felix at the age of 17 on February 5, 1980, defeating Felix via 2nd round KO. He went on to win 86 more consecutive fights after the debut, which included 72 wins via stoppage.

      Chávez had his first world title fight at the age of 22 on September 13, 1984 after 43 professional fights, against Mario Martínez for the super-featherweight WBC (vacant) title. He defeated Martínez via 8th round TKO to become the super-featherweight champion of the world.

      He was a two-time unified world champion — at super-lightweight and lightweight, and has won seven world titles at three weight classes. For all the details about Chávez' world title wins and defenses refer to "Julio César Chávez World Titles".

      Some of Chávez' best fights and notable victories include wins over two Hall-of-Famers (Héctor Camacho and Edwin Rosario), Roger Mayweather, Rocky Lockridge, José Luis Ramírez, Frankie Randall, and Greg Haugen.

      Chávez had a total of six losses in his professional boxing career.

      His last professional fight was a non-title bout against Grover Wiley on September 17, 2005. Chávez lost the fight via 4th round RTD. It's been 17 years, 8 months, and 23 days since this fight.

      Career Highlights

      Chávez fought a total of 115 times during his professional career, which includes 37 world-title fights at four weight divisions — super-lightweight, welterweight, lightweight, and super-featherweight. He was among the very best of his generation and is one of the pound-for-pound best boxers of all time. These 10 fights are the highlight of his career.

      • September 13, 1984: Chávez wins his first world title by defeating Mario Martínez via 8th round TKO. He is now the WBC super-featherweight world champion.

      • July 7, 1985: Chávez successfully defends the WBC super-featherweight title against Roger Mayweather, winning the fight via 2nd round TKO.

      • August 3, 1986: Chávez successfully defends the WBC super-featherweight title against Rocky Lockridge, winning the fight via 12 round majority decision.

      • November 21, 1987: Chávez wins the WBA lightweight title from Edwin Rosario, by beating Rosario via 11th round TKO.

      • October 29, 1988: Chávez becomes a unified lightweight world champion by beating José Luis Ramírez via 11 round technical-decision. He now holds the WBA, WBC, and The Ring lightweight world-champion belts.

      • May 13, 1989: Chávez wins the WBC super-lightweight title from Roger Mayweather, by beating Mayweather via 10th round RTD.

      • March 17, 1990: Chávez becomes a unified super-lightweight world champion by beating Meldrick Taylor via 12th round TKO. He now holds the WBC and IBF super-lightweight world-champion belts.

      • September 12, 1992: Chávez successfully defends the WBC super-lightweight title against Héctor Camacho, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous decision.

      • February 20, 1993: Chávez successfully defends the WBC super-lightweight title against Greg Haugen, winning the fight via 5th round TKO.

      • May 7, 1994: Chávez wins the WBC super-lightweight title from Frankie Randall, by beating Randall via 8 round technical-decision.


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