Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was born in Sinaloa, Mexico on February 16th in 1986. He’s the son of the former 6-time boxing world champion and hall of famer, Julio Cesar Chavez. Chavez Jr. followed in his father’s footsteps and began boxing professionally at 17 years old. He won his first 23 fights before fighting to a draw with Carlos Molina in 2005. He then won his next 17 fights to improve to 40-0-1 before having his fight against Troy Rowland declared a No Contest after Chavez Jr. failed a drug test.
Chavez Jr. returned to the ring 7 months later to start a new winning streak which saw him win two fights by unanimous decision before earning his first world title fight; 8 years, and 42 wins after making his debut. Chavez Jr defeated WBC middleweight world champion Sebastian Zbik via majority decision to win his first world title.
After three successful world title defenses Chavez Jr. lost the title and suffered his first professional loss when Sergio Martinez scored a unanimous decision victory. Chavez Jr. is 3-1 since the loss to Martinez and is hoping to work his way back to another world title fight.
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