Julio Cesar Chavez is a former professional boxer from Mexico who has been hailed as the greatest Mexican boxer in the world. He is also one of the greatest boxers of all time. Chavez has won the world championships in three divisions and was active in boxing from 1980 to 2005. Chavez has successfully defended his world title on 27 occasions and has a winning streak of 89 wins in 1994. Here is a quick summary of Julio Cesar Chavez’s net worth in 2018, career and earnings.
Julio Cesar Chavez Early Life
Julio César Chávez González is the son of Rodolfo Chavez. He was born in Sonora, Mexico on 12 July 1962. He was from a poor family and used to box for the money.
He has suffered from alcohol abuse and drug addiction during the middle of his career. He used to take cocaine. He became an amateur boxer when he was 16 years old.
Julio Cesar Chavez has been married to Amalia Carrasco. They are the parents of Omar Chavez and Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.
He has visited rehab on several occasions to treat his cocaine addiction. He has got nine siblings and his son is also a WBC middleweight champion.
Julio Cesar Chavez Career, Awards & Achievement
At the age of 17, Julio Cesar Chavez made his professional debut. In his debut match, he defeated Miguel Ruiz in March 1980. In September 1984, he became the WBC Super Featherweight Champion by defeating Mario “Azabache” Martínez.
He defeated Rocky Lockridge in 1986. In 1987, Chavez had a victory over Francisco Tomas Da Cruz. Later that year, he moved to the lightweight division. The following year, he had a victory over Rodolfo Aguilar.
Following that, he moved to the Light Welterweight division and became the WBC Light Welterweight champion by having a second win over Roger Mayweather. In 1990, Chavez was involved in the “Fight of the Year” against Meldrick Taylor. Two years later, he defeated Hector “Macho” Camacho who was the WBO Light Welterweight Champion.
He has also defeated Hector “Macho” Camacho with the score of 117-111, 119-110 and 120-107. In 1993, he had a fight against Greg Haugen. Later, he had a fight against Pernell Whitaker and also defeated Andy Holligan. The following year, he lost to Frankie Randall.
He faced Oscar De La Hoya in 1996. In his 100th bout, he defeated Joey Gamache. He moved to the welterweight division in 1997. In 2004, Chavez defeated Frankie Randall. In 2005, he suffered a loss to Grover Wiley, and it was the final year as a professional boxer.
Awards & Achievements
In 2011, Julio Cesar Chavez was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame. He has been named twice as the Fighter of the Year by the Ring Magazine and Boxing Writers Association of America. Apart from winning several championships, he has appeared in “50 Greatest Boxers of All Time” list by ESPN. In 1987, he won the Sugar Ray Robinson Award.
Net Worth of Julio Cesar Chavez
The estimated net worth of Julio Cesar Chavez is more than $12.5 million. He is one of the greatest boxers of all time and has won several bouts in his career. His net worth comes from the number of matches he has boxed. He has won several championships and a winning streak of 13 years. In his career, Julio Cesar Chavez has fought 115 fights and won 107 matches. He has lost only 6 fights. His last match was held in September 2005 and has won championships in many divisions.
Julio Cesar Chavez is one of the most famous boxers in the world. Apart from winning championships, he has won several awards and right from February 1980 to May 1993, he had a winning streak of 87 matches. His first career loss came against Frankie Randall. Chavez is an influential person who has many supporters.