Did you know that a Mexican boxer named Julio Cesar Chavez won the first 87 bouts of his career, and wasn’t even knocked down until his 91st fight. He wound up winning 108 in his
Julio César Chávez (born Julio César Chávez González on July 12, 1962) is a retired Mexican professional boxer. Chávez is considered by many people for their sport statistics the greatest fighter ever to come out of Mexico.
He is a six-time world champion in three weight divisions, and for several years he was considered one of the best pound-for-pound boxer in the world. In a career that spanned over 25 years, Chávez won five world titles in three weight divisions: WBC Super Featherweight in 1984, WBA Lightweight in 1987, WBC Lightweight in 1988, WBC Light Welterweight in 1989, IBF Light Welterweight in 1990, and WBC Light Welterweight in 1994.
He holds records for most successful consecutive defenses of world titles (27), most title fights (37), most title-fight victories (31) and he is after Joe Louis with (23) for most title defenses won by knockout (21). Chávez also has the longest undefeated streak in boxing history, 13 years. His record was 89-0-1 going into his first loss to Frankie Randall and had an 87 fight win streak until his “draw” with Whitaker. Julio César Chávez was known for his outstanding punching power, devastating body attack, remarkably strong chin and the relentless stalking of his opponents. He ranks #24 on ESPN’s 50 Greatest Boxers Of All Time. On December 7, 2010, he was inducted in the prestigious International Boxing Hall of Fame for the Class of 2011. He is the father of prospect Omar Chávez and former WBC Middleweight Champion Julio César Chávez, Jr.