Julio César Chávez Jr.
|Julio César Chávez Jr.|
|Real name||Julio César Chávez Carrasco|
|Height||6 ft 0 in (183 cm)|
|Reach||73 in (185 cm)|
|Born||16 February 1986|
Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico
|Wins by KO||34|
Julio César Chávez Carrasco (born 16 February 1986), best known as Julio César Chávez Jr., is a Mexican professional boxer who held the WBC middleweight title from 2011 to 2012. He is the son of retired boxing legend Julio César Chávez and older brother of Omar Chávez.
Chávez Jr. was born in the state of Sinaloa, when his father held the WBC World Championship at super featherweight. His face became known to boxing fans when his father would take him and his brother Omar into the ring as children, before each of Chávez Sr.'s fights. As a teenager, Chávez Jr. endured some difficult moments, including a widely publicized relationship between his father and actress Salma Hayek and the subsequent divorce of his parents. Chávez Jr. lived in relative obscurity until he announced that he would follow in the footsteps of his father and become a boxer.
After those amateur fights, Chávez Jr. started his professional boxing career at 17 years old. On 26 September 2003, at Super Featherweight (130 lbs), he won his professional debut by outpointing Jonathan Hernandez over six rounds in Chávez Jr.'s native Culiacán, Sinaloa. Chávez Jr. was signed with Bob Arum's Top Rank. Many of his fights have been held during boxing programs that have been headed by his father; he has also been featured on the undercards of many major pay-per-view fights (rare for an up-and-coming fighter, but not unexpected in his case given his father's fame). He is considerably taller than his father. Chávez Jr. set a fighting pace that was reminiscent of Chávez Sr.'s own pace when the latter was a younger man: in 2004, he fought eleven times, not having a fight only in August during that year.
Chávez won by a split decision over Matt Vanda 12 July 2008. Scores for the fight were 97–93 and 100–90, while losing 96–95 on another card. Chávez struggled with making weight for several bouts and was suspended following his win over Troy Rowland for using a banned diuretic, furosemide, to make the 160-pound weight limit. As a result, the fight was changed to a no contest.
On 26 June 2010, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Chávez Jr. had a win against John Duddy, in what many regard as his first serious fight.
In December 2010, Alfonso Gómez was signed to match up against the undefeated Chávez Jr. at middleweight (the contracted weight was 157) for Chávez Jr.'s WBC Silver Middleweight belt on the In Harm's Way card as the main event. However, during training for the bout, Alfonso tore some ligaments in his left elbow and had to withdraw from the card and undergo a few months of rehab. For his part, Chávez Jr. was set to fight Paweł Wolak as a replacement bout, but after adjusting the weight limit for said match to 165 lbs, Chávez Jr. had to pull out due to the flu messing up his training and weight loss and then in January he went on to beat title contender Billy Lyell.
Chávez Jr. vs. Zbik
On 4 June 2011, Chávez defeated WBC Middleweight Champion Sebastian Zbik to win his first world title at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, taking a major step toward establishing his own legacy while his famous father looked on. He was behind early against Zbik, who was the quicker fighter and landed more punches early. But Chávez kept coming forward, countering with hard body shots that seemed to slow his German opponent down. The fight drew 1.5 million viewers on HBO: Boxing After Dark making it the most viewed since 2007 when Paulie Malignaggi fought Lovemore Ndou.
Chávez Jr. vs. Manfredo Jr.
Chávez was marginally outworked, but he landed a higher percentage of punches and more power shots than Manfredo. In the fifth round, Chávez hurt Manfredo with a hard right hand and unloaded a flurry when the challenger wobbled and backed up on the ropes. He didn't answer with any punches and referee Laurence Cole finally stepped in to call it at 1 minutes, 52 seconds. The fight averaged 1.5 million viewers on HBO.
Chávez Jr. vs. Rubio
On 4 February 2012, at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas, Chávez faced Mexican countryman Marco Antonio Rubio in a 12-round scheduled championship Middleweight bout. Chávez Jr. retained his WBC Middleweight title after beating Rubio by a unanimous decision. Chávez bossed the majority of the exchanges and was awarded the fight 118-110 116-112 115–113 on the judges' scorecards. Chavez landed 237 of 560 punches thrown (42%) whilst Rubio connected 201 of 962 punches (21%). The fight was watched by 19 million viewers in Mexico. In the US, the fight was shown live on HBO: Boxing After Dark and averaged 1.9 million viewers.
Chávez Jr. vs. Lee
On 16 June 2012, at the University of Texas at El Paso, Sunbowl in El Paso, Texas. Chávez Jr. recovered from a slow start he blamed on leg cramps and stopped Andy Lee at 2:21 of the seventh round to retain the WBC Middleweight title. A right uppercut by Chávez snapped Lee's head upwards and sideways and Chávez connected on a barrage of punches before referee Laurence Cole intervened and waved an end to the fight. The fight averaged 1.6 million viewers on HBO.
Chávez Jr. vs. Martínez
A deal was reached for Chávez and Sergio Martínez (49-2-2, 28 KO) to fight on 15 September 2012, at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas for the Unified WBC and The Ring Middleweight Championship.
Martínez outworked and out-landed Chávez throughout the first 11 rounds of the fight in dominating fashion. Though Chávez had his moments, trapping Martínez in the corner on the ropes, Martínez fought Chávez and used his fast lateral movement to avoid and neutralize Chávez's offensive attack. After 11 dominant rounds from Martinez, Chávez hurt Martínez in the twelfth round, sending him to the canvas halfway through the round. Martínez got up with a little over one minute left in the fight and continued to throw and trade with the Mexican champion, despite being fatigued and clearly hurt. Martínez managed to survive the 12th round. Martínez won the fight by unanimous decision, by the scores of 117–110, 118–109 and 118–109. It was later revealed that Martinez had fought with a broken left hand since the fourth round. A total of 16,939 tickets were sold to generate a live gate of $3,052,475. HBO reported the fight generated 475,000 pay-per-view buys and close to $25 million in revenue. Chávez Jr. received a purse of $3 million, compared to Martinez's $1.4m.
After the fight, Chávez tested positive for cannabis. On 28 February 2013, the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended him for nine months and fined him $900,000. Chávez had been already fined $20,000 and suspended indefinitely by the World Boxing Council.
Chávez Jr. vs. Vera I
After a year of suspension, Chávez faced Brian Vera on 28 September 2013 at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. Chávez struggled with the weight before the fight and he hardly reached the 172 pounds for a fight contracted in 168 pounds. The night of the fight he weighed 186 pounds. Like the fight against Martínez, Chávez threw very few power punches while Vera dominated the fight. In the late rounds, although Chávez landed the more harder punches throughout the fight. Chávez won a controversial unanimous decision. He threw 320 punches, while Vera threw 734. The decision was heavily criticized by the audience. After the fight, Chávez stated that he fought with an injured hand.
Chávez Jr. vs. Vera II
A rematch was held on 1 March 2014, at the Alamodome of San Antonio, Texas. Contrary to what happened in the first fight, Chávez came out more aggressive and proposed the fight. He kept the distance with the jab and landed power punches. In the eleventh round he landed a powerful right hand that nearly knocked Vera out. Chávez won via unanimous decision claiming the vacant WBC Continental Americas super middleweight title.
Return to light heavyweight
Chávez Jr. vs. Fonfara
After a long break from boxing, Chávez Jr. decided to face Andrzej Fonfara, a bout in which Chávez was dominated and dropped by a left hook to the forehead in the 9th round. The fight took place on 18 April 2015 at the StubHub Center, Carson, California. Before the 10th round begun Chávez told his corner "Stop the fight" making it his first TKO in his career. After fight Chávez said "Yes, I think I won the fight". Some words were lost in translation; he meant to say he felt he was winning the fight at early stages of the bout. Chávez was behind in all three judges score cards at the time of the stoppage.
Chávez Jr. vs. Reyes
Chávez announced that he would be returning on 18 July 2015 against fellow Mexican Marcos Reyes (33-2, 24 KOs) at the Don Haskins Convention Center in El Paso, Texas in a 10-round super-middleweight bout. Due to Chávez not making weight the fight time, a catchweight of 170 pounds was established. Chávez was fighting for the first time with renowned trainer Robert Garcia. Chávez won a unanimous decision over Reyes with scores off 97–92, 98–91, 96–93. Reyes started each round with more activity and by landing shots. However, Chávez landed three or four heavy shots that moved Reyes' entire body. The punches seemed to stun Reyes and gave Chávez control of the rounds. The pro Chávez crowd began to jeer his performance during and after the fight.
Chávez Jr. vs. Britsch
In October 2016, it was announced that Chávez Jr. would be making a return on 10 December 2016 at the Monterrey Arena in Mexico against German boxer Dominik Britsch (32-2-1, 11 KOs). A catchweight of 169 pounds was agreed by both fighters. Chávez confirmed he would be trained by his uncle, Rodolfo Chávez. With a win here, Chávez Jr. would look to fight Canelo Álvarez next. Chávez Jr. officially weighed in at 168 pounds, the limit for super middleweight.
Chávez Jr. picked up his 50th win of his career after defeating Britsch in a one-sided 10 round unanimous decision in front of a very small crowd in Mexico. All three judges scored it 99–91 in favor of Chávez. In the post fight interview, Chávez called out Canelo and Gennady Golovkin, "I am happy with the win and my performance. I am ready to come back in two or three months. I don't need another fight. I am ready for a world title fight with anybody or any other big fight."
Chávez Jr. vs. Álvarez
Negotiations began soon after for a potential HBO PPV fight to take place between Chávez and Canelo Álvarez in 2017 on the Cinco de Mayo weekend, as there was interest from both sides that a fight take place. Golden Boy president Eric Gomez confirmed a catchweight of 165 lbs was agreed between both sides. WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman was on board and said it was a "very attractive fight." and would likely get his organization involved in the fight.
Julio César Chávez spoke on 18 December about the ongoing negotiations saying Golden Boy were offering his son a small amount for the potential big PPV fight. He went on to claim his son was offered a $5m purse with no mention he would get a cut of the PPV revenue, a counter offer was submitted. A rematch clause was also discussed, which Chávez Jr. and his team had no problem with. Chávez Sr. went on to admit that he was fully aware Álvarez is the A-side in the fight, and would settle for no less than 30-35% of the full revenue. On 24 December, Álvarez and his team gave Chávez a week to accept the terms, which included a purse of $7m, or he would consider other options. On 12 January 2017 De La Hoya and Álvarez called for the contract to be signed, which was supposedly sent to Al Haymon, who advises Chávez Jr. and urged him to sign it. A day later, Chávez Jr. claimed he had agreed all the demands set by Álvarez and was said that he would sign the contract. According to Chávez Jr. the new demands included a weight limit set at 164.5 pounds and a $6 million base purse plus PPV revenue percentages.
On 13 January, Álvarez officially confirmed the fight to take place on 6 May 2017. A rematch clause was also put in place if Chávez Jr. wins the fight and another clause for every pound Chávez Jr. weighs over the limit, he would be fined $1 million. On 4 February, Golden Boy Promotions announced that the fight would take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Paradise, Nevada. The fight was announced a sell out on 3 March with 20,000 tickets being sold after they initially went on sale to the public on 20 February.
According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, it was reported that Álvarez would earn $5 million and Chávez would earn $3 million before any shares of PPV. The figures would increase based on PPV sales.
In front of a sold-out crowd of 20,510, Chávez lost the fight by a shutout unanimous decision. All three judges scored it 120-108 for Álvarez. Chávez was very cautious throughout the fight. At times, he came forward and also had Álvarez against the ropes, but failed to throw any punches. This led to jeers from the crowd in the later rounds due to lack of action. Chávez spoke to HBO's Max Kellerman in the post fight interview, "Speed and distance was a problem. He's a good fighter, very fast and very consistent. Canelo beat me. He beat me at the distance. He is a very active fighter. He's very good, and he beat me." CompuBox Stats showed that Álvarez landed 228 of 604 his punches thrown (38%) and Chávez landed 71 of 302 (24%). By the end of round 5, Álvarez landed 102 punches compared to Chávez's 25 landed. Chávez admitted he should have thrown more, but his corner was telling him to be aware of Álvarez's counter punches. Early figures revealed that the fight generated at least 1 million buys. A replay was shown on regular HBO a week later and drew an average of 769,000 viewers.
This was the first boxing match to generate over 1 million PPV buys that didn't include Mayweather, Pacquiao or De La Hoya since 2002, which saw Lennox Lewis retain his heavyweight world titles against Mike Tyson. Later sources confirmed the fight did close to 1.2 million buys, which means it would have generated around $80 million.
Return to super middleweight
Following the loss to Alvarez, Chávez Jr. said he would be making a full comeback at 168 pounds in the super middleweight division. He said he would fight again towards the end of 2017, most likely December. A potential name he had mentioned was former WBA 'regular' middleweight champion Daniel Jacobs. On 23 July, Chavez Jr. tweeted that he could return as soon as October 2017 and named Martin Murray (35-4-1,16 KOs) as a potential opponent.
Chavez Jr. on 17 September, announced that he would fight at the full super middleweight limit of 168 pounds against former WBC champion Anthony Dirrell (30-1-1, 24 KOs) at The Forum in Los Angeles, California on 11 November 2017. Three days later, Dirrell spoke out on his local Michigan paper, Mlive, saying "Don't believe that," immediately denying that he had agreed to fight Chavez Jr. On 10 October, trainer Nacho Beristain stated that Chavez would return in December 2017. On 24 October, Beristain revealed that he could not get in touch with Chavez Jr. regarding their training camp. A new date of 16 December was considered for his new return date to the ring. Beristain stated that Chavez was returning to his hold training habits. He told ESPN Deportes that if he did not hear from Chavez in the next 10 days, he would not be working his corner. On 14 November 2017, fellow Mexican Alfredo Angulo (24-6, 20 KOs) was named as a possible opponent as both boxers being advised by Al Haymon. Chavez told ESPN Deportes that he had hoped to reach an agreement with Beristain to work his corner.
A year later, after announcing different return dates which included August 2018, on 14 November, the return of Chavez Jr. was finally announced to take place on 1 December 2018 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles against Alfredo Angulo in a 10-round bout. The fight would take place on the Deontay Wilder vs. Tyson Fury Showtime PPV undercard. Chavez Jr. stated he would campaign at super middleweight and pursue a world title in 2019. On 25 November, there appeared to be some doubt on whether the fight would actually take place. Sources indicated Chavez Jr. had not 'complied with the necessary medical exam requirements' and thus unable to obtain the necessary license. The fight was cancelled a day later as Julio, Sr. stated his son was not ready to return.
On 10 August 2019, Chavez finally made his return to the ring after not having boxed for 2 years and 3 months and knocked out unrecognized Colombian Evert Bravo (25-10-1 with 9/10 losses coming by KO) in the 1st round in front of a crowd of 6000 fans at the Antonio R. Márquez Stadium in San Juan de los Lagos, Jalisco.
Chavez was then brought to much controversy, after he was then scheduled to face Daniel Jacobs in Las Vegas. A month before the fight, he did not make weight and was fined and the fight was pushed back to December. On 20 December in Phoenix, Chavez lost to Jacobs via a Round 5 TKO after claiming, "his nose was broken and couldn’t breathe", and also to a broken hand. This sparked outrage due to Chavez "quitting on his terms", resulting in fans throwing trash and beer into the ring and at Chavez Jr., and at major stars such as former heavyweight champion Andy Ruiz Jr., the middleweight champion Canelo Alvarez and even Chávez' father. July 2020 he gets an indefinite suspension for failing to provide a drug test in December 2019 fight.
Chavez Jr vs. Cazares
He was scheduled to face Mario Abel Cazares on 25 September 2020, with the bout serving as part of the undercard for an exhibition match between Chávez' father and former four-weight world champion Jorge Arce. Chavez lost the fight via technical decision, after he was pulled out of the fight in the sixth round, due to a bad cut from an alleged headbutt from Cazares.
Chavez Jr vs. Minda
In his next fight, on 27 November 2020, Chavez Jr faced Jeyson Minda. Chavez Jr dropped Minda in the second, third and fourth round. The last knockdown prompted Minda's corner to stop the fight early, and earn Chavez Jr a TKO win.
Professional boxing record
|59 fights||52 wins||5 losses|
|60||N/A||N/A||Anderson Silva||N/A||(10)||19 Jun 2021||Estadio Jalisco, Guadalajara, Mexico|
|59||Win||52–5–1 (1)||Jeyson Minda||TKO||4 (10), 2:55||27 Nov 2020||Parque Revolucion, Culiacán, Mexico|
|58||Loss||51–5–1 (1)||Mario Abel Cazares||TD||6 (10), 0:41||25 Sep 2020||Grand Hotel, Tijuana, Mexico|
|57||Loss||51–4–1 (1)||Daniel Jacobs||RTD||5 (12), 3:00||20 Dec 2019||Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.|
|56||Win||51–3–1 (1)||Evert Bravo||KO||1 (10), 1:22||10 Aug 2019||Salon Diamante Premier, San Juan de los Lagos, Mexico|
|55||Loss||50–3–1 (1)||Canelo Álvarez||UD||12||6 May 2017||T-Mobile Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|54||Win||50–2–1 (1)||Dominik Britsch||UD||10||10 Dec 2016||Monterrey Arena, Monterrey, Mexico|
|53||Win||49–2–1 (1)||Marcos Reyes||UD||10||18 Jul 2015||Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas, U.S.|
|52||Loss||48–2–1 (1)||Andrzej Fonfara||RTD||9 (12), 3:00||18 Apr 2015||StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.||For vacant WBC International light heavyweight title|
|51||Win||48–1–1 (1)||Brian Vera||UD||12||1 Mar 2014||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.||Won vacant WBC Continental Americas super middleweight title|
|50||Win||47–1–1 (1)||Brian Vera||UD||10||28 Sep 2013||StubHub Center, Carson, California, U.S.|
|49||Loss||46–1–1 (1)||Sergio Martínez||UD||12||15 Sep 2012||Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Lost WBC middleweight title;|
For The Ring middleweight title
|48||Win||46–0–1 (1)||Andy Lee||TKO||7 (12), 2:21||16 Jun 2012||Sun Bowl, El Paso, Texas, U.S.||Retained WBC middleweight title|
|47||Win||45–0–1 (1)||Marco Antonio Rubio||UD||12||4 Feb 2012||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.||Retained WBC middleweight title|
|46||Win||44–0–1 (1)||Peter Manfredo Jr.||TKO||5 (12), 1:52||19 Nov 2011||Reliant Arena, Houston, Texas, U.S.||Retained WBC middleweight title|
|45||Win||43–0–1 (1)||Sebastian Zbik||MD||12||4 Jun 2011||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.||Won WBC middleweight title|
|44||Win||42–0–1 (1)||Billy Lyell||UD||10||29 Jan 2011||Estadio Banorte, Culiacán, Mexico||Retained WBC Silver middleweight title|
|43||Win||41–0–1 (1)||John Duddy||UD||12||26 Jun 2010||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.||Won vacant WBC Silver middleweight title|
|42||NC||40–0–1 (1)||Troy Rowland||UD||10||14 Nov 2009||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.||Originally a UD win for Chávez Jr., later ruled an NC after he failed a drug test|
|41||Win||40–0–1||Jason LeHoullier||TKO||1 (10), 2:43||12 Sep 2009||Palenque de La Feria, Tepic, Mexico||Retained WBC Latino super welterweight title|
|40||Win||39–0–1||Luciano Cuello||UD||10||28 Mar 2009||Bullring by the Sea, Tijuana, Mexico||Won WBC Latino super welterweight title|
|39||Win||38–0–1||Matt Vanda||UD||10||1 Nov 2008||Mandalay Bay Events Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|38||Win||37–0–1||Matt Vanda||SD||10||12 Jul 2008||Palenque ExpoGan, Hermosillo, Mexico|
|37||Win||36–0–1||Tobia Giuseppe Loriga||KO||9 (10), 1:47||26 Apr 2008||Plaza de Toros Santa María, Querétaro City, Mexico||Retained WBC Continental Americas super welterweight title|
|36||Win||35–0–1||José Celaya||TKO||8 (12), 2:14||9 Feb 2008||Domo de la Feria, León, Mexico||Won WBC Continental Americas super welterweight title|
|35||Win||34–0–1||Ray Sánchez||KO||6 (10), 1:33||1 Dec 2007||Tingley Coliseum, Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.|
|34||Win||33–0–1||Louis Brown||TKO||5 (10), 2:42||4 Aug 2007||Allstate Arena, Rosemont, Illinois, U.S.|
|33||Win||32–0–1||Grover Wiley||KO||3 (10), 2:27||9 Jun 2007||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|32||Win||31–0–1||Anthony Shuler||KO||2 (10), 1:32||14 Apr 2007||Alamodome, San Antonio, Texas, U.S.|
|31||Win||30–0–1||Raúl Jorge Muñoz||TKO||3 (10), 1:29||9 Mar 2007||Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, U.S.|
|30||Win||29–0–1||Christian Solano||UD||10||16 Dec 2006||Plaza de Toros, Culiacán, Mexico|
|29||Win||28–0–1||Shad Howard||RTD||4 (8), 0:10||23 Sep 2006||Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, U.S.|
|28||Win||27–0–1||Jermaine White||TKO||4 (10), 1:52||19 Aug 2006||Don Haskins Center, El Paso, Texas, U.S.||Won vacant WBC Youth super welterweight title|
|27||Win||26–0–1||Aaron Drake||TKO||2 (6), 1:53||10 Jun 2006||Madison Square Garden, New York City, New York, U.S.|
|26||Win||25–0–1||Tyler Ziolkowski||KO||2 (6), 2:40||8 Apr 2006||Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|25||Win||24–0–1||Carlos Molina||MD||6||18 Feb 2006||The New Aladdin, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|24||Draw||23–0–1||Carlos Molina||PTS||6||16 Dec 2005||Monterrey Arena, Monterrey, Mexico|
|23||Win||23–0||Jeremy Stiers||TKO||5 (6), 0:47||8 Oct 2005||Thomas & Mack Center, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|22||Win||22–0||Corey Alarcon||TKO||2 (6), 0:35||17 Sep 2005||America West Arena, Phoenix, Arizona, U.S.|
|21||Win||21–0||Jonathan Nelson||KO||1 (6), 0:54||12 Aug 2005||Entertainment Center, Laredo, Texas, U.S.|
|20||Win||20–0||Rubén Galván||TKO||4 (8), 2:22||25 Jun 2005||Boardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey, U.S.|
|19||Win||19–0||Adam Wynant||KO||1 (6), 0:42||28 May 2005||Staples Center, Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|18||Win||18–0||Travis Hartman||TKO||3 (8), 0:51||22 Apr 2005||Dodge Arena, Hidalgo, Texas, U.S.|
|17||Win||17–0||Ryan Maraldo||TKO||3 (6), 2:56||19 Mar 2005||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|16||Win||16–0||Leroy Newton||TKO||1 (6), 2:11||11 Feb 2005||Convention Center, San Diego, California, U.S.|
|15||Win||15–0||Jose Cruz||TKO||2 (8)||21 Jan 2005||Parque Revolución, Culiacán, Mexico|
|14||Win||14–0||Eliseo Urias||KO||2 (6)||18 Dec 2004||Autonomous University of Sinaloa, Culiacán, Mexico|
|13||Win||13–0||Sheldon Mosley||TKO||5 (6)||26 Nov 2004||Poliforo Juan Gabriel, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico|
|12||Win||12–0||Mike Walker||TKO||1 (6), 2:21||23 Oct 2004||Desert Diamond Casino, Tucson, Arizona, U.S.|
|11||Win||11–0||Miguel Galindo||TKO||4 (6)||4 Sep 2004||Bullring by the Sea, Tijuana, Mexico|
|10||Win||10–0||Jason Smith||UD||4||31 Jul 2004||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|9||Win||9–0||Jose Luis Huerta||TKO||2 (6), 0:52||26 Jun 2004||Parque Revolución, Culiacán, Mexico|
|8||Win||8–0||Antonio Aguilar||KO||1 (4), 1:10||22 May 2004||Plaza de Toros, Mexico City, Mexico|
|7||Win||7–0||Arturo Ocampo||KO||2 (6)||24 Apr 2004||Palenque de Gallos Tuxtla Gutiérrez, Mexico|
|6||Win||6–0||Guadalupe Arce||KO||1 (4), 2:10||27 Mar 2004||Auditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Mexico|
|5||Win||5–0||Oisin Fagan||UD||4||28 Feb 2004||MGM Grand Garden Arena, Paradise, Nevada, U.S.|
|4||Win||4–0||Jose Burgos||UD||4||29 Jan 2004||International Ballroom, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|3||Win||3–0||Gerardo Penaflor||UD||4||5 Dec 2003||International Ballroom, Houston, Texas, U.S.|
|2||Win||2–0||Eugene Johnson||KO||1 (4)||22 Nov 2003||Centro de Espectáculos Alamar, Tijuana, Mexico|
|1||Win||1–0||Jonathan Hernandez||UD||4||26 Sep 2003||Parque Revolución, Culiacán, Mexico|
Pay per view bouts
|15 September 2012||Chávez Jr. vs. Martínez||Chávez Jr. vs Martínez||475,000||$25m||HBO|
|6 May 2017||Canelo vs. Chávez Jr.||Civil War||1,000,000||$80m|
Chávez has been trained by two of his uncles, who have been criticized for not putting their foot down with the young fighter in terms of discipline. Chávez needed more motivation and guidance so he switched from his uncles to famous Freddie Roach to his corner.
On 3 February, Chávez Jr. revealed that he had hired hall of fame trainer Ignacio "Nacho Beristain" for the Álvarez fight. Beristain later confirmed the announcement. He also revealed he had hired Angel "Memo" Heredia as his strength and conditioning coach. Nacho and Heredia previously worked together whilst training Juan Manuel Marquez. In early April, Nacho threatened to split with Chávez Jr. during a verbal clash. Nacho revealed that Chávez Jr. wanted to finish up training camp and travel to Mexico City or Las Vegas to finish up before the fight. Nacho wanted Chávez Jr. to remain in Temoaya, Mexico, which is 3,200 meters above sea level, until the end of April. Nacho said that he wanted to remain his trainer after 6 May.
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| WBC Youth
super welterweight champion
19 August 2006 – September 2006
Title next held byZapir Rasulov
Title last held byUlises David Lopez
| WBC Continental Americas
super welterweight champion
9 February 2008 – July 2008
Title next held byJesús González
Title last held byCarlos Nascimento
| WBC Latino
super welterweight champion
28 March 2009 – October 2009
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|New title|| WBC Silver
26 June 2010 – 4 June 2011
Won world title
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| WBC Continental Americas
super middleweight champion
1 March 2014 – April 2015
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