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Jesus Chavez boxer

Jesus Chavez image
Status inactive
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 5″/165cm
Reach 68″/173cm
Debut 1985-05-31
Born 1968-05-25
Nationality Mexico
Residence Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
bouts
26
won
3
lost
22
draw
1
bouts
26
won
3
lost
22
draw
1
Status inactive
Division lightweight
Height 5′ 5″/165cm
Reach 68″/173cm
Debut 1985-05-31
Born 1968-05-25
Nationality Mexico
Residence Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico

Chávez was born in Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico, and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He became a legal U.S. resident as a child, but at age 16 he was convicted of being an accessory to armed robbery, spent four years in prison, and was subsequently deported back to Mexico. Nevertheless, he struggled to regain American citizenship and work his way up in boxing ranks.Chávez's first title opportunity came against WBC Super Featherweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. where he retired in the 9th round after an entertaining bout. He rebounded to win Mayweather's vacated WBC title on a fight for the title against 43-1 world champion Sirimongkol Eaimthuam by a twelve round unanimous decision at the Austin Convention Center in his hometown Austin, Texas on August 15, 2003, but lost it on his first defense, to the from then two-time champion Erik Morales. In another exciting fight, Chávez rocked Morales early in the first round. Morales recovered and knocked Chávez down twice in the 2nd round, but Chávez came back and fought hard for the rest of the fight, despite having a torn rotator cuff and torn ACL. Morales won a close decision, but Chávez gained further respect for his effort. In his next fight, he took on former IBF Champion Carlos Hernández, who in turn had also lost his own title to Morales. In an exciting 12-round war, Chávez pulled out a close decision.

Chávez was born in Delicias, Chihuahua, Mexico, and raised in Chicago, Illinois. He became a legal U.S. resident as a child, but at age 16 he was convicted of being an accessory to armed robbery, spent four years in prison, and was subsequently deported back to Mexico. Nevertheless, he struggled to regain American citizenship and work his way up in boxing ranks.Chávez's first title opportunity came against WBC Super Featherweight champion Floyd Mayweather Jr. where he retired in the 9th round after an entertaining bout. He rebounded to win Mayweather's vacated WBC title on a fight for the title against 43-1 world champion Sirimongkol Eaimthuam by a twelve round unanimous decision at the Austin Convention Center in his hometown Austin, Texas on August 15, 2003, but lost it on his first defense, to the from then two-time champion Erik Morales. In another exciting fight, Chávez rocked Morales early in the first round. Morales recovered and knocked Chávez down twice in the 2nd round, but Chávez came back and fought hard for the rest of the fight, despite having a torn rotator cuff and torn ACL. Morales won a close decision, but Chávez gained further respect for his effort. In his next fight, he took on former IBF Champion Carlos Hernández, who in turn had also lost his own title to Morales. In an exciting 12-round war, Chávez pulled out a close decision.

Date Opponent Last Opponents' Results Place Titles Result
March 26, 2011 Jorge Guerrero LLLLWW Gimnasio Municipal, Agua Prieta LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 12, 2010 Lizandro de los Santos WLWWWL Sonora Burger, Agua Prieta LOSS
KO
July 13, 2007 Jorge Pimentel WWLLLL Centro de Espectaculos Cesar Palace, Hermosillo LOSS
Technical knockout
March 30, 2007 Antonio Valencia LLLWLL Centro de Espectaculos Cesar Palace, Hermosillo WIN
Technical knockout
Feb. 23, 2007 Alejandro Ramirez LWLDWW Centro de Espectaculos Cesar Palace, Hermosillo LOSS
Technical knockout
March 18, 2005 Tomas Zambrano LLLLLW Araiza Inn, Hermosillo vacant World Boxing Council Continental Americas Super Featherweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
July 18, 2003 Victor Salazar LWWLLL Forum del Mayo, Navojoa vacant World Boxing Council Continental Americas Super Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 1, 2002 Leonilo Miranda Centro de Usos Multiples, Huatabampo vacant World Boxing Council Continental Americas Super Featherweight

LOSS
Points
April 14, 2000 Jorge Munoz LLDWLL vacant World Boxing Council Continental Americas Super Featherweight

LOSS
KO
Aug. 21, 1997 Arnel Barotillo DWWWWW Bankstown RSL Club, Sydney LOSS
KO
July 12, 1997 Floyd Mayweather Jr WWWWWW Grand Casino, Biloxi LOSS
Technical knockout
April 25, 1997 Roberto Villareal LLLLLW Ciudad Juarez LOSS
Technical knockout
March 8, 1997 Anthony Perez LWWWWL Convention Center, Albuquerque WIN
Split-decision
Nov. 30, 1996 Enrique Sanchez WWWWWW Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque LOSS
KO
Sept. 25, 1996 Simon Ramoni WWWLWW Coeur d'Alene Casino, Worley LOSS
Technical knockout
Aug. 17, 1996 Valentin Lopez WWWWWW LOSS
Technical knockout
June 21, 1996 Jorge Munoz WWWLWL Centro de Espectáculos Aragon's, Mexicali LOSS
Technical knockout
Feb. 17, 1996 Angel Chacon WWWWWW Miami World Boxing Council FECARBOX Super Bantamweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 9, 1995 Junior Jones WLWLWW Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth LOSS
Technical knockout
July 1, 1995 Pepillo Diaz LW Fiesta Trade Market, Fort Worth LOSS
Split-decision
June 29, 1994 Johnny Vasquez WWWWWW Lujan Building, Albuquerque vacant International Boxing Council Super Bantamweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
April 20, 1994 Roland Gomez LLLLLW JohnnyLand, Corpus Christi vacant International Boxing Council Super Bantamweight

LOSS
Technical knockout
Nov. 11, 1993 Sergio Reyes WWWWW Tarrant Co Convention Center, Fort Worth LOSS
Technical knockout
May 14, 1993 Alejandro Landeros WWLLWW Guasave LOSS
Technical knockout
Oct. 14, 1992 Arthur Johnson WW Horizon, Rosemont LOSS
Technical knockout
May 31, 1985 Melchor Cob Castro WDW Campeche DRAW
Points