The application was submitted in a timely manner to the National Commission for Sport and Physical Culture, highlighted by Daniel Aceves Villagran.
Mexico`s greatest boxing champion, Julio César Chávez, was nominee to obtain the 2022 National Sports Award, for his outstanding career in Mexican sports, reported the president of the Mexican Olympic Association, Olympic medalist Daniel Aceves Villagrán, in coordination with the World Boxing Council (WBC).
“In a joint reflection with Mauricio Sulaimán, we agreed to make the proposal so that the multi-champion and icon of world boxing, Julio Cesar Chávez, can be considered to receive this highest award granted by the Government of Mexico for the best in national sport, commented Aceves Villagrán.
Julio César Chávez from Sonora is, along with baseball player Fernando Valenzuela and soccer player Hugo Sánchez, considered the greatest glories and legends of Mexican sport and so far only the boxer has not received the National Sports Award, a distinction awarded by the Government of Mexico. since 1975.
The proposal was presented in time to the Awards Council coordinated by the National Commission for Physical Culture and Sports (CONADE), said Aceves Villagrán, also president of the civil association, Mexican National Sports Awards.
The 1984 Los Angeles Olympic medalist in Greco-Roman wrestling, indicated that surely other federations, organizations and entities that are part of the National Sports System will join the proposal so that the great champion obtains such a precious and fully deserved award.
“It is time to recognize a great idol outside and inside the ring…Julio César Chávez,” Aceves said.
Julio César Chávez won world championships in three different categories: super featherweight, lightweight and super lightweight; he had 107 victories as a professional boxer (86 by knockout), he became a member of the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2011.
He is the boxer with the most world title fights (37); along with Omar Narváez, he holds the record for the most title defenses (29); he holds the record for most fights won since his professional debut (89-0); he was officially undefeated for 13 years, 11 months, 24 days; he is after Joe Louis, (23) the boxer with the second highest number of title fights that he won by knockout (21).
Me siento muy orgulloso en anunciar que la Asociación de Olímpicos Mexicanos y el WBC, han llegado a la reflexión de lo trascendental que es proponer al Gran Campeón Mexicano, @Jcchavez115 , candidato al Premio Nacional de Deporte…un orgullo sinigual en México. pic.twitter.com/ukAFYcn0f3
— Mauricio Sulaiman (@wbcmoro) October 13, 2022