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Julio César Chávez Record

Total Fights115
Title Wins7
Title Defenses27
Title-Fight KOs21
KO Wins86
KO Losses4
Julio César Chávez Record & Stats
Julio César Chávez' Record
Julio César Chávez' boxing record and career infographic

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      What is Julio César Chávez' boxing record?

      In a professional boxing career spanning 25 years and seven months, Julio César Chávez fought 115 times with 107 wins, 6 losses, and 2 draws.

      Chávez retired from professional boxing with a record of 107-6-2, which included seven world-title wins and 27 successful title defense fights at three weight classes — super-featherweight, lightweight, and super-lightweight. He had a 74.8% knockouts-to-fights ratio with 86 of his total 115 fights being knockout wins, 21 of which were in title fights. Chávez suffered four knockout losses in his career, three of which were in title fights.

      His last fight was a 4th round RTD defeat to Grover Wiley on September 17, 2005.

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

      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

      Boxing career

      Julio César Chávez (J.C. Superstar) is a 61-year old retired Mexican professional boxer. He was born in Obregón, Sonora, Mexico on July 12, 1962. He is a former three-weight-class world champion. Chávez was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame (IBHOF) in 2011. His 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.

      He 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.

      Julio César Chávez 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 the "Championships" section below.

      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 18 years, 9 months, and 2 days since this fight.


      Chávez had a total of 37 world-title fights, which includes winning seven world titles and 27 successful title defenses. He won 31 of these fights, lost four, and drew in two.

      Title Wins

      Julio César Chávez fought for world titles in 10 fights and won six of these fights, four of these victories coming via way of stoppage. In total, he won seven belts across three weight classes.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles WonMethod
      May 7, 1994Frankie RandallSuper-lightweightWBCTD
      Mar 17, 1990^Meldrick TaylorSuper-lightweightIBFTKO
      May 13, 1989Roger MayweatherSuper-lightweightWBCRTD
      Oct 29, 1988^José Luis RamírezLightweightWBC, The Ring*TD
      Nov 21, 1987Edwin RosarioLightweightWBATKO
      Sep 13, 1984Mario MartínezSuper-featherweightWBC*TKO
      ^ Became unified world champion
      * Vacant title

      Title Defenses

      Julio César Chávez had 29 world-title defense fights across three weight classes — super-featherweight (x9), lightweight (x2), and super-lightweight (x18). He won 27 of them and lost two times.

      Following is the table of his successful title defense fights, the next section has the fights where he lost his titles.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles DefendedMethod
      Sep 16, 1995David KamauSuper-lightweightWBCUD
      Apr 8, 1995Giovanni ParisiSuper-lightweightWBCUD
      Dec 10, 1994Tony LopezSuper-lightweightWBCTKO
      Sep 17, 1994Meldrick TaylorSuper-lightweightWBCTKO
      Dec 18, 1993Andy HolliganSuper-lightweightWBCTKO
      May 8, 1993Terrence AlliSuper-lightweightWBCTKO
      Feb 20, 1993Greg HaugenSuper-lightweightWBCTKO
      Sep 12, 1992Héctor CamachoSuper-lightweightWBCUD
      Aug 1, 1992Frankie MitchellSuper-lightweightWBCTKO
      Apr 10, 1992Angel HernandezSuper-lightweightWBCTKO
      Sep 14, 1991Lonnie SmithSuper-lightweightWBCUD
      Mar 18, 1991John DuplessisSuper-lightweightWBC, IBFTKO
      Dec 8, 1990Kyung-Duk AhnSuper-lightweightWBC, IBFTKO
      Mar 17, 1990^Meldrick TaylorSuper-lightweightWBCTKO
      Dec 16, 1989Alberto de las Mercedes CortesSuper-lightweightWBCTKO
      Nov 18, 1989Sammy FuentesSuper-lightweightWBCRTD
      Oct 29, 1988^José Luis RamírezLightweightWBATD
      Apr 16, 1988Rodolfo AguilarLightweightWBATKO
      Aug 21, 1987Danilo CabreraSuper-featherweightWBCUD
      Apr 18, 1987Francisco Tomas Da CruzSuper-featherweightWBCTKO
      Dec 12, 1986Juan LaporteSuper-featherweightWBCUD
      Aug 3, 1986Rocky LockridgeSuper-featherweightWBCMD
      Jun 13, 1986Refugio RojasSuper-featherweightWBCTKO
      May 15, 1986Faustino Martires BarriosSuper-featherweightWBCTKO
      Sep 21, 1985Dwight PratchettSuper-featherweightWBCUD
      Jul 7, 1985Roger MayweatherSuper-featherweightWBCTKO
      Apr 19, 1985Ruben CastilloSuper-featherweightWBCTKO
      ^ Became unified world champion

      Title Losses

      Julio César Chávez lost two world-title defense fights, and lost a total of two titles in these fights.

      DateOpponentDivisionTitles LostMethod
      Jun 7, 1996Oscar De La HoyaSuper-lightweightWBCTKO
      Jan 29, 1994Frankie RandallSuper-lightweightWBCSD


      Chávez fought a total of 115 times during his professional career, which includes 37 world-title fights at four weight divisions. He was among the very best of his generation and is one of the pound-for-pound best boxers of all time. These 11 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.

      • December 12, 1986: Chávez successfully defends the WBC super-featherweight title against Juan Laporte, winning the fight via 12 round unanimous 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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