Julio César Chávez, Jr.

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Real name

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr

Nickname(s)

JC JR

Rated at

Light Middleweight

Nationality

Flag of Mexico Mexican

Birth date

February 16, 1986 (1986-02-16) (age 22)

Birth place

Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico

Stance

Orthodox

Boxing record
Total fights

37

Wins

36

Wins by KO

29

Losses

0

Draws

1

No contests

0

Julio César Chávez Carrasco (born February 16, 1986 in Culiacan, Sinaloa), known in the English-speaking world as Julio César Chávez, Jr., is a Mexican boxer, the son of legendary boxing champion Julio César Chávez González and then-wife Amalia Carrasco. Chávez Jr. was born when his father was the WBC world Junior Lightweight champion.

His face became known to boxing fans when his father would take him and his brother into the ring as children, before each of Chávez Sr.'s fights. As a teenager, Chávez Jr. endured some difficult moments, including a publicized relationship between his father and actress Salma Hayek and the consequential divorce of his parents. He recently lived in Riverside Ca. with his cousin Edgar Calderon. Also with Alvaro Carrasco. And favorite cousin Dalia Carrasco.

Chávez Jr. lived in relative obscurity until he announced that he would follow in the footsteps of his father and become a boxer. After a relatively short amateur career, he began to box professionally at age 17. Many of his fights have been held during boxing programs that have been headed by his father; he has also been featured on the undercards of many major pay-per-view fights (rare for an up-and-coming fighter, but not unexpected in his case given his father's fame). He is considerably taller than his father (6 feet 1.0 inches) and, even for being age 21, is extremely boyish-looking (he claims not to have to shave).

 Career

On September 26, 2003, Chávez Jr. began his professional career, outpointing Jonathan Hernandez over six rounds in Chávez Jr.'s native Culiacan.

On November 22 of that year, he followed up his first win with his first knockout win: in his second fight, he beat Eugene Johnson in the first round, at Centro de Espectaculos, Tijuana, Baja California.

Only two weeks later, on December 5, he had his first fight abroad, when he defeated Gerardo Penaflor by a four round unanimous decision, in Houston, Texas, United States.

Chávez Jr. set a fighting pace that was reminiscent of Chávez Sr.'s own pace when the latter was a younger man: in 2004, he fought eleven times, not having a fight only in August during that year:

During 2005 he would slow down the pace only slightly, fighting seven times:

Chávez Jr. and Molina had a rematch, on February 18, 2006 at Las Vegas, with Chávez Jr. obtaining a close six round majority decision (two scores of 58-56 and a score of 57-57).

After the fight Chávez Jr. opted that he may retire at the young age of 22.

Chávez Jr. currently has a record of 37 wins, no losses and 1 draw, with 29 wins by knockout.