Julio Cesar Chavez

Boxing champ

Julio Cesar Chavez, Chavez

Mexican born, raised, and residing. Retired boxing champ Julio Cesar Chavez deserves his place on our list of famous people of Mexico, as he is considered one of the greatest boxers of all time.

Born: 1962 in the city of Obregon, state of Sonora, Mexico

Background: During his childhood he lived in an abandoned railroad car with his five sisters and four brothers

Professional: turned pro at the age of 18, in 1980

Best years of boxing: 1985-1987

Achievements: 'Fighter of the Year' 1990 (named so by Ring Magazine), WBC super featherweight title, WBC light welterweight title

Career statistics: 108 wins, 6 losses, 2 draws & 87 knockout wins. Fought 37 title fights.

Retirement: January 2006

Sons: Omar and Julio Jr. are boxers too, Julio being the more successful of the two.

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