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Jesus Chavez boxer

Jesus Chavez image
Status inactive
Division super featherweight
Height 5′ 5″/165cm
Reach 65″/165cm
Debut 1994-08-05
Born 1972-11-12
Nationality Mexico
Residence Austin, Texas, USA
bouts
52
won
44
lost
8
draw
0
bouts
52
won
44
lost
8
draw
0
Status inactive
Division super featherweight
Height 5′ 5″/165cm
Reach 65″/165cm
Debut 1994-08-05
Born 1972-11-12
Nationality Mexico
Residence Austin, Texas, USA

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
Oct. 24, 2010 Jorge Linares WWWLWW Kokugikan LOSS
Corner retirement
Dec. 19, 2009 Humberto Soto LWWWWW Arena Itson, Ciudad Obregon LOSS
Unanimous decision
Sept. 26, 2009 David Diaz WWWWWL UIC Pavilion, Chicago LOSS
Majority decision
April 4, 2009 Michael Katsidis WWWLLW Frank Erwin Center, Austin LOSS
Technical knockout
Sept. 6, 2008 Andres Ledesma WLLLLL Toyota Center, Houston WIN
Technical knockout
April 4, 2008 Daniel Jimenez WWWWWL Morongo Casino Resort & Spa, Cabazon WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 3, 2007 Julio Diaz WWLWWW Silver Spurs Arena, Kissimmee International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

LOSS
KO
Sept. 17, 2005 Leavander Johnson WDWLWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas International Boxing Federation World Lightweight

WIN
Technical knockout
May 28, 2005 Carlos Hernandez WWWWLW Staples Center, Los Angeles WIN
Split-decision
Feb. 28, 2004 Erik Morales WLWWWW MGM Grand, Las Vegas World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

LOSS
Unanimous decision
Aug. 15, 2003 Sirimongkhon Iamthuam WWWWWW Convention Center, Austin World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
March 22, 2003 Carlos Gerena LWWWWL Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino, Las Vegas WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 15, 2002 Johnny Walker WWWWLL Laredo Entertainment Center, Laredo WIN
Technical knockout
June 28, 2002 Julio Sanchez Leon WDWLWL Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio WIN
Technical knockout
March 22, 2002 Gerardo Zayas WLWLLW Frank Erwin Center, Austin WIN
KO
Nov. 10, 2001 Floyd Mayweather Jr WWWWWW Bill Graham Civic Auditorium, San Francisco World Boxing Council World Super Featherweight

LOSS
Corner retirement
May 26, 2001 Juan Jose Arias WWWLWW Van Andel Arena, Grand Rapids NABF Super Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 23, 2001 Tom Johnson LWWLWW Frank Erwin Center, Austin NABF Super Featherweight

WIN
Corner retirement
Jan. 14, 2001 Benito Rodriguez WLWDDL Deandas Tejano Saloon, Houston WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 4, 2000 Miguel Andrade Ensenada WIN
KO
June 23, 2000 Russell Mosley LDLWLL Polyforum Zam Ná, Merida WIN
Technical knockout
March 3, 2000 Darryl Pinckney LWLLLL Chihuahua NABF Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 15, 1999 Adarryl Johnson WWWLDD La Boom Discoteque, Mexico City NABF Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 27, 1999 Armando Bosquez LLLWLL Gimnasio Municipal "Jose Neri Santos", Ciudad Juarez NABF Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
July 31, 1999 Bruno Rabanales LLLLLL Ciudad Juarez WIN
Technical knockout
May 22, 1999 Julio Alvarez WWWWWW Mexico City NABF Super Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Oct. 2, 1998 Rudolfo Lunsford WWLLLL Hala Ludowa, Wroclaw NABF Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 15, 1998 Eloy Ortega LWWDLW Mexico City NABF Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
April 18, 1998 Moises Rodriguez LWLWLW Mexico City NABF Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 4, 1997 Troy Dorsey LLLWWW Caesars Hotel & Casino, Atlantic City WIN
Corner retirement
Aug. 19, 1997 Wilfredo Negron WWLWWW Convention Center, Austin NABF Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
June 10, 1997 John Brown WWWLWW Travis County Expo Center, Austin NABF Super Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 5, 1997 Louie Espinoza WWLWWL Harrah's Marina Hotel Casino, Atlantic City NABF Super Featherweight

WIN
TD
March 3, 1997 Louie Leija DLWWWW Austin vacant NABF Super Featherweight

WIN
Technical knockout
Nov. 8, 1996 Miguel Tepanacatl LWWLLL Austin WIN
KO
Aug. 9, 1996 Javier Jauregui WWWWWW Austin vacant NABF Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
May 17, 1996 Felipe Castillo LWLLLL Austin WIN
Unanimous decision
March 31, 1996 Cedric Mingo WWWLWW Jacob Brown Auditorium, Brownsville World Boxing Council Continental Americas Featherweight

WIN
Unanimous decision
Feb. 22, 1996 Eldon Sneed LWLWWW Austin WIN
Technical knockout
Dec. 6, 1995 Roberto Avila WWWLWL Tarrant Co Convention Center, Fort Worth WIN
Unanimous decision
Nov. 2, 1995 Gilbert Salinas WWWDLL Music Hall, Austin WIN
Unanimous decision
Sept. 21, 1995 Guadalupe Rodriguez LLLLLW Intl. Convention Center, Brownsville WIN
KO
Aug. 25, 1995 Hector Vicencio WWLLWW Music Hall, Austin WIN
Technical knockout
July 29, 1995 Arturo Rangel L Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio WIN
KO
July 13, 1995 Manuel Mendez DLL Intl. Convention Center, Brownsville WIN
Corner retirement
June 20, 1995 Emanuel Augustus WWWLWD Will Rogers Coliseum, Fort Worth WIN
Technical knockout
May 3, 1995 Tony Duran LLLLLD Dallas WIN
Technical knockout
Jan. 7, 1995 Carlos Gerena WWWWWW Freeman Coliseum, San Antonio LOSS
Split-decision
Oct. 15, 1994 Cesar Armando Martinez LWWWWD Martin Field, Laredo WIN
Technical knockout
Oct. 13, 1994 Jamie Cooper WLWWLL Expo Hall, Shreveport WIN
Technical knockout
Aug. 19, 1994 Rudy Hernandez Municipal Stadium, San Antonio WIN
Unanimous decision
Aug. 5, 1994 Lewis Wood W Houston WIN
Unanimous decision