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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr
Weightclass:
Middleweight
Age:
28
Birthplace:
Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Record:
48-1-1, 1 NC, 32 KOs
Height:
5'11"
Reach:
73
Managers:
Billy Keane
Trainers:
biography

Twitter: @JCChavezJr1  Facebook.com/TopRankJulioCesarChavezJr
Ranked WBC #1, WBO #1 at 168 pounds…
Former WBC middleweight world champion, three successful defenses…
World championship fights: 4-1, 2 KOs…
Former WBC Silver middleweight champion, one successful defense…
Former WBC Latino super welterweight champion...
Former WBC Continental Americas super welterweight champion, one successful defense...
Former WBC Youth super welterweight champion...

At the age of 28, Julio is an 11-year pro. A former WBC middleweight world champion, he won the title on June 4, 2011, and made three successful title defenses.
He is coming off a 12-round unanimous decision win against Bryan Vera. It was a rematch of a controversial Sept. 28, 2013 fight, in which Julio won a 10-round unanimous decision win. Vera’s camp disputed the decision.
Fightwriter.com's Graham Houston reported [excerpts]: This looked to me like a close, tough fight and one in which the judges had the conundrum of whether to go for the busier fighter -- which, by far, was Vera -- or the one landing the heavier...
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fight history
Fight by Fight – 2014 - in his last fight on 3-1-14 in San Antonio, Texas, he won a 12-round unanimous decision over Bryan Vera to score a vacant WBC Continental Americas super middleweight title. The fight was a rematch of their controversial 2013 encounter. Scores: 117-110, 117-110, 114-113. 
2013 - 9-28-13 in Carson, CA, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Bryan Vera (23-6): the bout headlined at the StubHub Center, and it was very close; Vera gave a strong effort and kept a fast pace, but Julio consistently landed the harder punches; Julio hurt his right hand in the 4th round, but rallied and staggered Vera with a right hand in the 6th, then staggered him with a left hook in the 7th round; scored 96-94, 97-93, 98-92; Vera’s camp disputed the decision; after the fight, Julio said, "I don't think Vera won the fight. I hurt him throughout. He was done in the 10th round."…
 
2012 – LOST WBC M WORLD TITLE - on 9-15-12 in Las Vegas, NV, he lost a 12 round unanimous decision against lefthanded former WBC middleweight world champion Sergio Martinez (49-2-2): the bout headlined at the Thomas & Mack Center, and Martinez dominated the first 11 rounds; he kept Julio off-balance with movement, consistently outworked him, and landed the harder punches - Martinez swept rounds 1 through 11 on all three scorecards with the exception of the 6th, which one judge scored 10-9 for Julio; Julio’s mouth was bloodied in the 3rd round and Martinez was cut over his right eye in the 8th; but midway through the 12th round, Julio staggered Martinez with a left hook, then scored a knockdown with a series of punches finished with a left hook, that left him dazed; Martinez went down again moments later, ruled a slip, but got up and fought back hard for the rest of the round;...
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background
AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Julio said through an interpreter, “I was born and raised in Culiacan. I have two brothers, Omar and Cristian. I’ve lived in Culiacan my whole life except for one year when I lived with my mother in Riverside, California. That’s when I was 16.
“I went to the gym with my father as far back as I can remember – I must have been two years old at the time. I played almost every sport when I was little – soccer, baseball, tennis, just whatever was going on at the time.
“When I lived in Riverside, I had a friend that had a boxing gym here. I went there to train, and that’s when I started to take everything seriously.
“I didn’t have any amateur fights. I just boxed in a couple of exhibitions when I was about 12 or 13.” [note: one of the exhibitions was against Jorge Paez Jr., the son or former IBF featherweight world champion Jorge “Maromero” Paez]…
Julio and his girlfriend, Frida Munoz, had their first child on December 18; her name is Julia…
He is the oldest son and namesake of the legendary “El Grande Campeon Mexicano” - former four-time world champion Julio Cesar Chavez, who was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on June 12, 2011…
When Julio was born in February, 1986, his father was 23 years old and had a professional record of 49-0 - he had won the WBC super featherweight world title 17 months earlier and made three successful title defenses…Julio Senior first won WBC super lightweight world title at the age of 22 in his 44th pro fight…
From chavez360.com [excerpts]: Julio Cesar Chavez Carrasco was born on February 16, 1986, to legendary boxing champion Julio Cesar Chavez Gonzalez and Amalia Carrasco. It wasn’t long before Julito started going with him to watch him fight, and the boy would be...
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Biography
  • Twitter: @JCChavezJr1  Facebook.com/TopRankJulioCesarChavezJr
  • Ranked WBC #1, WBO #1 at 168 pounds…
  • Former WBC middleweight world champion, three successful defenses…
  • World championship fights: 4-1, 2 KOs…
  • Former WBC Silver middleweight champion, one successful defense…
  • Former WBC Latino super welterweight champion...
  • Former WBC Continental Americas super welterweight champion, one successful defense...
  • Former WBC Youth super welterweight champion...

At the age of 28, Julio is an 11-year pro. A former WBC middleweight world champion, he won the title on June 4, 2011, and made three successful title defenses.

He is coming off a 12-round unanimous decision win against Bryan Vera. It was a rematch of a controversial Sept. 28, 2013 fight, in which Julio won a 10-round unanimous decision win. Vera’s camp disputed the decision.

Fightwriter.com's Graham Houston reported [excerpts]: This looked to me like a close, tough fight and one in which the judges had the conundrum of whether to go for the busier fighter -- which, by far, was Vera -- or the one landing the heavier punches.

We’ve had disputed decisions in this type of fight before….

Vera was doing exactly what he should have done -- fighting a rough, tough fight…. However, Chavez did land some big shots -- the sort of hooks and right hands that might have floored or even stopped fighters less robust than the gritty battler from Austin, TX. A left hook in the seventh had Vera swaying and, it seemed to me, barely staying up, but the round was almost over.

If a judge scores a round based on a certain criteria -- in this case, bigger punches preferred over punch-volume -- then, if the rounds follow a similar pattern throughout, the judge can’t very well change horses.

Chavez has got a lot going for him -- ability, a great chin, punching power. He did hurt his right hand -- apparently in the fourth round -- so this was a mitigating factor, as was his year’s inactivity. [End Houston item]

In his previous fight on September 15, 2012, Julio lost a 12-round decision against Sergio Martinez.

After the fight, Dan Rafael wrote on ESPN.com [excerpts]: The 12th round of Chavez-Martinez will go down as one of the most memorable in boxing history. The sheer drama and jolt of electricity that surged through the sold-out, record crowd of 19,186 at the Thomas & Mack Center was as good as it gets.

Martinez, with his speed, skills, experience and a perfect game plan of shooting right jabs to the head and hard lefts to the body before moving away, worked brilliantly. Chavez…could barely get off any punches and seemed dejected as he went back to the corner, round after round, because he was unable to do much of anything. Martinez was running away with the fight….

But then came the amazing 12th round, which was about as dramatic as anything boxing has seen since the classic 10th round of the first Diego Corrales-Jose Luis Castillo fight in 2005. As the 12th round began, the only way Chavez was going to win was if he could do what his father had done when he met Meldrick Taylor in their famous 1990 junior welterweight unification bout.

In that fight, Chavez Sr. was hopelessly trailing and needed a miracle knockout to win and preserve his undefeated record and championship. He never stopped gunning for the knockout and, finally, late in the fight he dropped Taylor in shocking fashion, and referee Richard Steele, in one of the most famous calls in boxing history, stopped the fight with two seconds left.

That was the kind of ending the younger Chavez was going to need against Martinez and, incredibly, he almost got it. Halfway through the round, Chavez nailed Martinez, who was bleeding from a cut over his left eye, with a left hook that sent him staggering into the ropes. And then Chavez nailed him with two more left hooks, one of which was dead on the chin, and dropped him. At that moment, the sound of the crowd, filled mostly with Mexicans rooting for Chavez and resigned to a loss on Mexican Independence Day weekend, rose in about two seconds from a normal big-fight crowd sound to something akin to a jumbo jet at full throttle. It was shades of Chavez Sr.-Taylor, although Martinez, who was badly hurt, survived.

With nearly a minute left, instead of running or grabbing on, Martinez stood and fought. In a remarkable scene, the fighters exchanged toe-to-toe down the stretch. Virtually every person in the arena was standing, including on press row. Martinez was able to make it to the final bell and had the decision in the bag. But Chavez showed he could hurt Martinez and, with that final surge, salvaged something out of the night. [End Rafael item]

Before the Martinez fight, Julio had scored three of his career-best wins in his previous four fights.

Julio Junior’s webpage address is jcchavezjr.com. The webpage address for Julio Junior and his father is chavez360.com.

Fight History

Fight by Fight – 2014 - in his last fight on 3-1-14 in San Antonio, Texas, he won a 12-round unanimous decision over Bryan Vera to score a vacant WBC Continental Americas super middleweight title. The fight was a rematch of their controversial 2013 encounter. Scores: 117-110, 117-110, 114-113. 

2013 - 9-28-13 in Carson, CA, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Bryan Vera (23-6): the bout headlined at the StubHub Center, and it was very close; Vera gave a strong effort and kept a fast pace, but Julio consistently landed the harder punches; Julio hurt his right hand in the 4th round, but rallied and staggered Vera with a right hand in the 6th, then staggered him with a left hook in the 7th round; scored 96-94, 97-93, 98-92; Vera’s camp disputed the decision; after the fight, Julio said, "I don't think Vera won the fight. I hurt him throughout. He was done in the 10th round."…

 

2012 – LOST WBC M WORLD TITLE - on 9-15-12 in Las Vegas, NV, he lost a 12 round unanimous decision against lefthanded former WBC middleweight world champion Sergio Martinez (49-2-2): the bout headlined at the Thomas & Mack Center, and Martinez dominated the first 11 rounds; he kept Julio off-balance with movement, consistently outworked him, and landed the harder punches - Martinez swept rounds 1 through 11 on all three scorecards with the exception of the 6th, which one judge scored 10-9 for Julio; Julio’s mouth was bloodied in the 3rd round and Martinez was cut over his right eye in the 8th; but midway through the 12th round, Julio staggered Martinez with a left hook, then scored a knockdown with a series of punches finished with a left hook, that left him dazed; Martinez went down again moments later, ruled a slip, but got up and fought back hard for the rest of the round; scored 118-109, 118-109, 117-110; after the fight, Julio said, "I was 20 seconds away from knocking him out. I just started way too late. I thought I could do the whole fight what I did the last round."...

3RD  WBC M WORLD TITLE DEFENSE - on 6-16-12 in El Paso, TX, he won by TKO (7th round) against lefthanded 2004 Irish Olympian Andy Lee (28-1): the fight headlined at the Sun Bowl, and it was fast-paced and exciting; Lee started fast – he outworked Julio in the early rounds and built a lead on the scorecards; but Julio kept pressing forward – he landed the harder punches, scored repeatedly with body punches, and steadily wore him down; he trapped Lee on the ropes in the 7th round – Julio staggered him with a right hand to the chin, then rocked him with a series of punches – Lee slumped forward, out on his feet, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:21; after six rounds, Lee led by scores of 58-56 on all three scorecards; after the fight, Julio said, “I began by studying him. I saw he had nothing, and I dove in. He's strong, he's young, he's big. 'He gave me everything he had, but he couldn't do anything to me. I started getting cramps in the first and second rounds, something I haven't had in more than three years, since I was a kid. I was letting him come to me because I couldn't chase him. I was frustrating him - he was throwing punches and it was like hitting a wall. I felt some of his punches, but he never hurt me. When I saw I could finish him, I went after it.”…

2ND WBC M WORLD TITLE DEFENSE - on 2-4-12 in San Antonio, TX, he won a 12 round unanimous decision against WBC No. 1 ranked mandatory challenger Marco Antonio Rubio (53-5-1): the fight headlined at the Alamodome and drew a reported crowd of 14,120; Rubio kept a busy pace and had a few rallies, but Julio pressed forward, consistently landed the harder punches, and dominated most of the fight; he repeatedly pushed Rubio back to the ropes and scored with series of hard body punches; both fought hard until the final bell and had the fans on their feet; scored 116-112, 118-110, 115-113; after the fight, Julio said, “I felt a lot stronger than him. He never hurt me - I felt his punches, but he never hurt me. I had a little problem with the weight, and in the seventh and eighth rounds, I started to feel my legs. I just need to be more careful with the weight. He wasn’t as tough as I thought he would be. I felt good about myself the whole fight. The fact that I had so much trouble making weight didn’t allow me to knock him out. I got overconfident after making the weight so easily for my last four fights, and I made a mistake. Never again.”…

 

2011 – 1ST WBC M WORLD TITLE DEFENSE - on 11-19-11 in Houston, TX, he won by TKO (5th round) against Peter Manfredo Jr. (37-6): the bout headlined at the Reliant Arena – Manfredo gave a good effort, but Julio dominated the fight; he boxed and moved in the early rounds, but consistently outworked Manfredo, landed the harder punches, and steadily wore him down; Julio rocked Manfredo with a left hook in the 4th round, but Manfredo came back and bloodied Julio’s nose later in the round; Julio staggered Manfredo with a right hand in the 5th – he then rocked Manfredo with an unanswered series of punches, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:52; after the fight, Julio said, “We worked on defense, defense, defense in the gym. The plan was to box and eventually move in. I’ve been working at it a lot, trying to box instead of fight. It took me a while to get into it, but it worked out well. In the long run, we were going to fight - we were going to roll.”…

WON WBC M WORLD TITLE - on 6-4-11 in Los Angeles, CA, he won a 12 round majority decision against previously undefeated defending champion Sebastian Zbik (30-0): the fight headlined at Staples Center – it was fast-paced and exciting, and very close; Zbik started fast – he consistently outworked Julio in the early rounds and built a lead of the scorecards; Zbik won the first four rounds on one scorecard, and three of the first four on the other two, but Julio repeatedly landed hard body punches and steadily wore him down; Julio rallied in the middle rounds – he staggered Zbik with a right hand in the 5th round and swept the round on all three scorecards, won the 6th on two scorecards, then swept the 7th round and won the 8th on two scorecards; Zbik came back and swept the 9th round, but Julio finished the fight very strongly – he swept the 10th, 11th and 12th and won by scores of 115-113, 116-112, 114-114; after the fight, Julio said, “I am very excited in winning the title. This was a great learning experience. This is the beginning of a new story and a new stage for me. It was very important to win the title. I hope to maintain myself as a champion for many years to come. I am ready for the big fights and I want to thank God. I hope everyone enjoyed the fight, and I won the title for Mexico. I am proud to be able to continue the legend that my father began, and I promise to defend this title proudly.”…

1ST WBC SILVER M TITLE DEFENSE - on 1-29-11 in Culiacan, MX, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Billy Lyell (22-8): the fight headlined at Estadio Banorte – it drew a capacity crowd of around 12,000, and Julio dominated; he consistently outworked Lyell, landed the harder punches, and rocked him several times; Lyell was cut over his left eye in the 6th round, and over his right eye later in the fight; scored 98-92, 99-92, 96-94…

 

2010 – WON VACANT WBC SILVER M TITLE - on 6-26-10 in San Antonio he won a 12 round unanimous decision against John Duddy (29-1): the fight headlined at the Alamodome and drew a crowd of 8,172 – Julio was accompanied on his ring walk by his father, to thunderous applause; Duddy gave a very determined effort, but Julio dominated most of the fight - he boxed and moved well in the early rounds, then stood and slugged in the middle rounds and got the better of those exchanges, as well; Duddy rallied and staggered Julio with a right hand in the 6th round, but Julio came back and bloodied Duddy’s nose in the 7th, and finished the middle and late rounds strongly; scored 117-111, 120-108, 116-112; after the fight, Julio said, “John is the toughest fighter I’ve faced so far. He kept the pressure on and really pushed me farther than I’ve been to this point in my career. But I knew coming in that he was going to be challenging, and I was happy to walk away with the victory. To fight in the same building that my father did is almost surreal for me.I never thought in my wildest dreams that I’d be headlining at the Alamodome.”…

 

2009 – on 11-14-09 in Las Vegas he had a no contest (10th round) against Troy Rowland (25-2): the fight was co-featured with the Manny Pacquiao-Miguel Cotto main event; the early rounds were close, but Julio rallied in the middle and late rounds - he consistently landed the harder punches, dominated most of the fight, and won a unanimous decision by scores of 99-91, 98-92, 97-93; but Julio tested positive for a diuretic after the fight, and the result was changed to “no contest”…

1ST WBC LATINO SW TITLE DEFENSE - on 9-12-09 in Tepic, MX, he won by TKO (1wt round) against Jason LeHoullier (21-1-1): the fight headlined at El Palenque de la Feria; Julio scored a knockdown with a left hook in the 1st round – it was the first time LeHoullier had  been knocked down in his career; he got up, but Julio rocked him with a series of punches and the referee stopped the fight at 2:43...

WON VACANT WBC LATINO SW TITLE - on 3-28-09 in Tijuana, MX, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against previously undefeated Luciano Cuello (23-0): the fight headlined at the Plaza de Toros and drew a reported crowd of 22,000; it was a fast-paced, exciting battle, and very bloody; several rounds were close, and the momentum shifted back and forth; Julio pressed forward and scored with hard body punches in the early rounds; Cuello’s nose was bloodied in the 4th round, and Julio was cut over his right eye in the 6th round; Julio boxed and moved more in the middle rounds, but Cuello rallied late in the fight and won the 9th and 10th rounds on two judges’ scorecards; scored 97-93, 96-95, 96-94; after the fight, Julio said, “This was a good fight for me. I learned a lot over 10 rounds. It was probably one of my best fights.”...

 

2008 – on 11-1-08 in Las Vegas he won a 10 round unanimous decision in the rematch against Matt Vanda (39-7): the fight headlined at Mandalay Bay, and Julio dominated; he pressed forward, consistently outworked Vanda, and landed the harder punches; he was also very consistent throughout the fight, and finished the late rounds strongly; scored 99-91, 98-91, 97-93; after the fight, Julio said, “The way I boxed tonight, it showed that I was sick during the first fight. I dictated the pace inside the ring. I was boxing with him and exchanging with him. I wanted him to see an entirely different fighter than the last time. I was able to change it up.”...

On 7-12-08 in Hermosillo, MX, he won a 10 round split decision against Matt Vanda (38-6): it was a fast-paced, exciting fight; Julio started fast – he pressed forward, landed the harder punches, and scored effectively with body punches; but he tired badly in the middle rounds; Vanda rallied, and came on strongly in the late rounds – he rocked Julio several times in the 8th round, but Julio came back and fought hard in the 9th round; both went all-out in the final round; scored 100-90, 97-93 Chavez, 96-95 Vanda...

1ST WBC CONTINENTAL AMERICAS SW TITLE DEFENSE - on 4-26-08 in Queretaro, MX, he won by knockout (9th round) against previously undefeated Tobia Giuseppe Loriga (24-0-1): the bout headlined at Plaza de Toros, and Julio dominated most of the fight; he scored a knockdown with a right hand in the 2nd round and scored repeatedly with hard body punches; Julio staggered Loriga with a right hand in the 9th round, then landed a series of punches that had Loriga out on his feet, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:47...

WON VACANT WBC CONTINENTAL AMERICAS SW TITLE - on 2-9-08 in Leon, MX, he won by TKO (8th round) against lefthanded former three-time U.S. national amateur champion and 2000 Olympic alternate Jose Celaya (31-3): the bout headlined at the Domo de la Feria, and it was a close, hard fight; Julio scored a knockdown with a left hook in the 2nd round, and Celaya’s left eye became badly swollen; Celaya switched back and forth effectively between the lefthanded and righthanded stances in the following rounds, consistently outworked Julio, and appeared to build a lead on the scorecards, but Julio kept pressing forward, landed the harder punches, and gradually wore him down; Celaya’s left eye was swollen nearly shut by the 7th round, and he was cut over his right eye, as well; Julio scored a knockdown with a right hand in the 8th round - Celaya got up but motioned that he could not continue, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:14; after the fight Julio said, “I never felt I was losing the fight, but I did not feel I was doing the best I could. I know I can do a lot better.”...

 

2007 - on 12-1-07 in Albuquerque, NM, he won by knockout (6th round) against lefthanded hometown favorite Ray Sanchez III (20-1): the bout headlined at Tingley Coliseum and drew a crowd of 6,077; it was an exciting fight - Julio pressed forward and landed the harder punches, but Sanchez boxed and moved effectively and consistently kept a faster pace; Julio staggered Sanchez and bloodied his nose with a series of punches late in the 2nd round, but Sanchez came back and outworked him in the 3rd and 4th; Julio steadlily wore down Sanchez in the 5th round, then scored a knockdown with a series of punches midway throught the 6th, and Sanchez was counted out on all fours at 1:33; after five rounds, the fight was scored 49-46, 49-46 Sanchez, 48-47 Chavez; after the fight, Julio said, “I knew it would take more than one punch.  But you can see the combos finally put him down. He hits very hard and will continue in his career. I think I’m almost ready for a title fight, maybe after two or three more meaningful fights. I’m ranked so, God willing, it will happen soon.”...

On 8-4-07 in Rosemont, IL, he won by TKO (5th round) against Louis Brown (15-2): the fight was on the undercard of the David Diaz-Erik Morales main event, and Julio dominated; he wore down Brown with body punches, and scored a knockdown with a body punch in the 4th round; he staggered Brown with a right hand in the 5th round and the referee stopped the fight at 2:42; after the fight, Julio said, “I’m ready to move on to bigger and better things. I hurt my middle knuckle on my right hand in the first round. I was hitting him a lot of times, and he kept fighting back. It was a really tough fight.”...

 

On 6-9-07 in New York, NY, he won by knockout (3rd round) against Grover Wiley (30-9-1): the fight was on the undercard of the Miguel Cotto-Zab Judah main event at Madison Square Garden, and Julio has some extra incentive against Wiley – Wiley TKO’d Julio’s father in September, 2005, and sent him into retirement; Julio Jr. dominated; he scored a knockdown with a left hook to the body that dropped Wiley to his knees late in the 1st round; Julio scored two more knockdowns in the 3rd round, both with left hooks to the body, and Wiley was counted out at 2:27...

On 4-14-07 in San Antonio, TX, he won by knockout (2nd round) against Anthony Shuler (20-4-1): Julio was very impressive; he staggered Shuler early in the 2nd round, then scored two knockdowns – the first with a left hook that sent Shuler stumbling backwards to the seat of his trunks, the second with a left hook that put him flat on his back – and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 1:32...

On 3-9-07 in Hidalgo, TX, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Raul Munoz (18-10-1): the fight headlined at the Dodge Arena, drew an estimated crowd of over 3,800, and Julio gave an impressive performance; he dominated the fight and scored a knockdown with a left uppercut late in the 2nd round; he scored a second knockdown with a series of punches in the 2nd, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:29...

 

2006 –on 12-16-06 in Culiacan, MX, he won a 10 round unanimous decision against Christian Solano (19-10-4): Solano fought very defensively, but Julio steadily wore him down and scored a knockdown in the 8th round...

On 9-23-06 in Hidalgo, TX, he won by TKO (4th round) against Shad Howard (12-8-3): Julio wore down Howard with body punches, and he did not continue after the 3rd round; the Texas commission records it as a TKO at 0:10 of the 4th round...

WON VACANT WBC YOUTH SW TITLE - on 8-19-06 in El Paso, TX, he won by TKO (4th round) against Jermaine White (14-1): it was Julio’s first scheduled 10-rounder; he weighed 147, but the WBC Youth welterweight title was already taken, so this bout was approved for the super welterweight title; the fight headlined at the Don Haskins Center, drew an announced 5,500 fans, and was televised on pay-per-view; Julio fought aggressively, dominated the fight, and wore down White; he scored a knockdown in the 4th round and the referee stopped the fight at 1:52; after three rounds, Julio led by scores of 30-27 on all three scorecards; after the fight, Julio said, “I was hitting him with my left all night. He couldn’t stand my punches. I feel very proud to win my first belt. I look forward to defending it many times.”...

 

On 6-10-06 in New York he won by TKO (2nd round) against Aaron Drake (10-1): the fight was on the undercard of the Miguel Cotto-Paulie Malignaggi main event at Madison Square Garden; Julio scored a knockdown in the 2nd round that dropped Drake flat on his back - he got up but was unsteady, and the referee stopped the fight at 1:53...

On 4-8-06 in Las Vegas he won by knockout (2nd round, 2:40) against Tyler Ziolkowski (8-2): the fight was on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweawther-Zab Judah main event…

On 2-18-06 in Las Vegas he won a 6 round majority decision in the rematch against Carlos Molina (8-1-1): the bout was on the undercard of the Antonio Margarito-Manuel Gomez main event, and it was an exciting fight; Molina started fast, but Julio rallied as the rounds progressed - he landed the harder punches and wore down Molina with body punches; some observers thought the decision could go either way, and the announcement of the decision drew a mixed reaction from the crowd; scored 58-56, 58-56, 57-57…

 

2005 - on 12-16-05 in Monterrey, MX, he had a 6 round draw against Carlos Molina (8-1): it was a good, hard fight and several rounds were close; many observers thought the decision could go either way, and the crowd booed the announcement of the decision…

On 10-8-05 in Las Vegas won by TKO (5th round) against against Jeremy Stiers (9-4): the fight was on the undercard of the Jose Luis Castillo-Diego Corrales II main event; Stiers was game and determined, but Julio dominated the fight; he consistently outworked Stiers and wore him down with body punches; he rocked Stiers with a series of punches in the 5th round, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:45…

On 9-17-05 in Phoenix, AZ, he won by TKO (2nd round) against Corey Alarcon (12-10): the fight was on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.-Grover Wiley main event, the second fight of Julio Sr.’s farewell tour, and drew an announced crowd of 7,893 to the America West Arena; Julio Jr.’s nose was bloodied in the 1st round, but he came back to score one knockdown in the 1st round and another in the 2nd, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:35; Julio Sr. was stopped in the 5th round of his fight against Grover Wiley, claiming an injured hand; Julio Jr. now plans to fight Wiley on November 12 to avenge his father’s loss…

 

On 8-12-05 in Laredo, TX, he won by TKO (1st round) against Jonathan Nelson (10-10): Julio headlined the card, and a crowd of around 5,000 was on hand to pay homage to his father, who was at ringside; it was spectacular one-punch knockout - Julio scored a knockdown with a left hook in the 1st round that dropped Nelson flat on his back, and the referee stopped the fight without a count at 0:54; after the fight, Julio said, “Knowing what my father meant to the fans just makes me want to fight harder.”...

On 6-25-05 in Atlantic City, NJ, he won by TKO (4th round) against Ruben Galvan (21-6-2): the fight was on the undercard of the Floyd Mayweather-Arturo Gatti main event; Galvan gave a good effort, but Julio dominated the fight; he hurt Galvan with two left hooks to the body in the 1st round, and consistently landed the harder punches; Julio scored a knockdown with a series of punches in the 4th round and bloodied Galvan’s nose; Galvan got up, but Julio staggered him again, Galvan’s corner threw in the towel, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:22…

On 5-28-05 in Los Angeles he won by knockout (1st round) against Adam Wynant (9-3-1): the fight was on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.-Ivan Robinson main event at the Staples Center; it was the first fight of Julio Sr.’s “farewell” tour, and drew an announced attendance of 17,692; Julio scored a knockdown in the 1st round, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:42; after the fight, Julio Jr. said, “I couldn’t be happier. I’m happy I did it in Los Angeles, and did it on my father’s card.”; Julio Sr. said, “I’m very proud of my son. He’s a great fighter. He showed tonight that he’ll carry on what I have done, and I hope my fans are as good to my son as they have been to me. Goodbye, Los Angeles. Please keep my son.”…

 

On 4-22-05 in Hidalgo he won by TKO (3rd round) against previously undefeated Travis Hartman (5-0-1): Julio scored three knockdowns in the 3rd round, Hartman’s corner threw in the towel, and the referee stopped the fight at 0:51…

On 3-19-05 in Las Vegas he won by TKO (3rd round) against Ryan Maraldo (17-15-1): Julio staggered Maraldo in the 2nd round - Maraldo was also cut under the left eye, and Julio was penalized one point for low blows in the round; Julio rocked Maraldo with a right hand late in the 3rd round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:56…

On 2-11-05 in San Diego, CA, he won by knockout (1st round) against Leroy Newton (5-5): Julio scored two knockdowns in the 1st round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:11; after the fight, Julio said, “I felt I could finish him early, so I went for the kill.”…

On 1-21-05 in Culiacan he won by knockout (2nd round) against Jose Cruz (2-0): Julio scored two knockdowns in the 2nd round, and Cruz was counted out…

 

2004 - on 12-18-04 in Culiacan he won by knockout (2nd round) against Eliseo Urias (0-2): Julio scored two knockdowns in the 2nd round, and Urias was counted out…

On 11-26-04 in Ciudad Juarez, MX, he won by TKO (5th round) against Sheldon Mosley (1-6)…

On 10-23-04 in Tucson, AZ, he won by TKO (1st round) against Michael Walker (5-5): Julio scored three knockdowns in the 1st round, and the referee stopped the fight at 2:21…

On 9-4-04 in Tijuana, MX, he won by TKO (4th round) against Miguel Galindo (5-8)…

On 7-31-04 in Las Vegas he won a 4 round decision against Jason Smith (4-3): Julio dominated the fight; he bloodied Smith’s nose and mouth, and won by shutout scores of 40-36 on all three scorecards…

On 6-25-04 in Culiacan he won by TKO (2nd round, 0:52) against Jose Huerta (debut)…

On 5-22-04 in Mexico City, MX, he won by knockout (1st round) against Antonio Aguilar (0-1): the bout was on the undercard of the Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.-Frankie Randall “Farewell to Mexico” main event at Plaza Monumental; Julio scored two knockdowns in the 1st round, and Aguilar was counted out at 1:10; younger brother Omar also appeared in an amateur exhibition bout; after the fight, Julio Jr. said, “I feel very proud of my father. I wanted to win by knockout tonight to honor the family name.”…

 

On 4-24-04 in Tuxtla Gutierrez, MX, he won by knockout (2nd round) against Arturo Ocampo (1-4)…

On 3-27-04 in Tijuana he won by knockout (1st round, 2:06) against Guadalupe Arce (0-13)…

On 2-28-04 in Las Vegas he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Oisin Fagan (4-1): Julio Jr. entered the arena accompanied by his father, and the crowd chanted “Chavez, Chavez…”; he scored a knockdown in the 2nd round, and won by scores of 39-36, 39-36, 39-37…

On 1-29-04 in Houston, TX, he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Jose Luis Burgos (0-2): scored 40-36 on all three scorecards…

 

2003 - on 12-5-03 in Houston he won a 4 round unanimous decision against Gerardo Penaflor (0-2), scored 40-36, 40-36, 39-37…

On 11-22-03 in Tijuana he won by knockout (1st round, 1:32) against Eugene Johnson (5-13-1) Julio’s father headlined the fight card, which drew a capacity crowd of over 10,000 fans to Tijuana’s El Alamar Civic Center…

He debuted at the age of 17 on 9-26-03 in Culiacan and won a 4 round unanimous decision against Jonathan Hernandez (0-1); after the fight, Julio said, “I’ve got a long way to go before I can be compared to my father. I felt the weight of the Chavez name on his shoulders.”…

Amateur / Personal Background

AMATEUR, PERSONAL BACKGROUND: Julio said through an interpreter, “I was born and raised in Culiacan. I have two brothers, Omar and Cristian. I’ve lived in Culiacan my whole life except for one year when I lived with my mother in Riverside, California. That’s when I was 16.

“I went to the gym with my father as far back as I can remember – I must have been two years old at the time. I played almost every sport when I was little – soccer, baseball, tennis, just whatever was going on at the time.

“When I lived in Riverside, I had a friend that had a boxing gym here. I went there to train, and that’s when I started to take everything seriously.

“I didn’t have any amateur fights. I just boxed in a couple of exhibitions when I was about 12 or 13.” [note: one of the exhibitions was against Jorge Paez Jr., the son or former IBF featherweight world champion Jorge “Maromero” Paez]…

Julio and his girlfriend, Frida Munoz, had their first child on December 18; her name is Julia…

He is the oldest son and namesake of the legendary “El Grande Campeon Mexicano” - former four-time world champion Julio Cesar Chavez, who was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame on June 12, 2011…

When Julio was born in February, 1986, his father was 23 years old and had a professional record of 49-0 - he had won the WBC super featherweight world title 17 months earlier and made three successful title defenses…Julio Senior first won WBC super lightweight world title at the age of 22 in his 44th pro fight…

From chavez360.com [excerpts]: Julio Cesar Chavez Carrasco was born on February 16, 1986, to legendary boxing champion Julio Cesar Chavez Gonzalez and Amalia Carrasco. It wasn’t long before Julito started going with him to watch him fight, and the boy would be seen carried around the ring after his father’s victories. Early on, Julito developed a love for the sport, even though he didn’t completely realize the significance of his father’s ring presence.

Though the young Chavez was so fond of boxing, he never thought of becoming a boxer. Growing up, he played soccer, baseball and basketball and at one point even thought of becoming a professional baseball player.

During high school, Julio spent a year in Riverside, California, living with his mother, but longed to be back in Mexico. Not only did he want to go back to Mexico, but he had decided he wanted to box as well. At first, Julio Sr. was set against the idea of his son becoming a boxer, but Julio Jr. was even more determined. In a way, his whole life had been leading up to it, and he couldn’t think of anything he wanted more. With a little help from his uncle Rodolfo Chavez, who would become his manager, Junior was finally able to convince his parents to give him a shot.

“10 fights,” his dad said. He would let his son fight 10 fights, as his own mother had allowed him to do, in order to see whether Julio Jr. had what it takes to make it in the ring. [End chavez360.com item]

Julio’s younger brother Omar is a pro super welterweight…

 

STRENGTHS: Has an aggressive style, good skills and movement...is big and physically strong for the division…a good body puncher, expecially with the left hook...has shown great improvement in technique and conditioning since being trained by Freddie Roach and his team – at his best, he pressures his opponents, outworks them, and wears them down…is experienced against top opposition…comes from a strong family boxing background…

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE: 10 years, 6 months…50 fights...252 total rounds...48 world championship rounds…

AVERAGE LENGTH OF BOUTS: 5 rounds...

KNOCKOUT PERCENTAGE: 68 %.....

DISTANCE FIGHTS: 12 rounds – 4 (3-1)…10 rounds – 7 (6-0, 1 NC)...