The crowning glory! Julio César Chávez at the Hublot Dinner and Auction “Night of Champions”
The Greatest Mexican Champion Julio César Chávez will be a guest of honor at the Hublot “Dinner and Gala Auction of the Night of Champions” on May 3, with Hublot and the WBC gathering Boxing`s Superstar Elite at the Encore Hotel in Las Vegas.
Julio Cesar Chavez, better known as the “Boxing Caesar” is an icon of boxing, due to his devastating power, particularly centered on body punching and his indomitable will to win, tempered by iron determination, complete focus and unquenchable competitive spirit.
Originally from Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico, Julio Cesar spent his childhood in Culiacán, Sinaloa. At a very early age, Julio`s desire to box, surfaced during his childhood and from his phenomenal progress it soon became evident that he was destined to be a great champion.
He made his professional debut on May 2, 1980 against Mexican Andres Felix, whom he defeated by way of the knockout in the sixth round. His increasing tally of victories, mostly by KO, soon led him to contest for the vacant super featherweight title of the World Boxing Council in September of 1984 versus compatriot Mario Martinez.
With a tremendous knockout in the eighth-round of an intense slugfest, Julio became the new champion. Julio not only built a magnificent career, but also a huge fan bas and also the respect of his fellow boxers. He clocked up hundred bouts with only two defeats. The first by points over Frankie Randall, which was avenged and the second in June 1996, against American Óscar de la Hoya, by technical knockout in the fourth round, due to cuts.
Unforgettable fights that embossed a bright and indelible exclamation mark in the history of boxing. No more amazing, memorable and characteristic, than the outright war against Meldrick Taylor, in March of 1990, where Julio was staring a points defeat in the face. It was just three minutes away! So he put on a brave face, he went into warrior mode super drive in the final round, knocked down Meldrick with a thunderous overhead right and the bout was stopped five seconds before the final bell! the mantle was mettle.
Recalling the boxing of the eighties and early nineties, is to bask in the memories of boxing greats Mike Tyson, Oscar De La Hoya, and of course Julio Cesar Chavez who holds the record boxing match attendance, crowding the huge Estadio Azteca with 136, 274 fans who witnessed his triumph versus Greg Haugen.
With 21 glittering years as a professional, JC hammered, molded, shaped, fashioned and burnished a record of 107 won fights, 86 of them by way of the knockout, 6 losses and only 2 draws. World champion in the super featherweight, lightweight and superlight divisions. He also holds a world record of 39 world title fights.
Join the Gala Dinner and Auction of the WBC Night of Champions and Hublot in Las Vegas on May 3, 2019! Visit www.hublotnightofchampions.com where you can buy tickets, bid on the lots or just make a donation for an amazing cause!