Omar Chávez

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Omar Chávez
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Real nameOmar Alonzo Chávez Carrasco
Nickname(s)Terremoto ("Earthquake")
Businessman
Weight(s)Welterweight
Light welterweight
Lightweight
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Reach74 in (188 cm)
NationalityMexican
Born (1990-01-04) January 4, 1990 (age 29)
Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico
StanceOrthodox
Boxing record
Total fights42
Wins36
Wins by KO24
Losses5
Draws1

Omar Alonzo Chávez Carrasco (born January 4, 1990), best known as Omar Chávez, is a Mexican professional boxer and the current WBC Youth Intercontinental welterweight champion.[1]

Personal life[edit]

Omar was born in the city of Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico. He's the son of legendary boxing champion Julio César Chávez and his then-wife Amalia Carrasco, and brother of former middleweight champion Julio César Chávez, Jr.[2][3] Omar's face became known to boxing fans when his father would take him and his older brother, Julio Jr. into the ring as children, before each of Chávez Sr.'s fights.[4]

Professional career[edit]

On December 16, 2006 when Chávez was 16 years old he began his professional career, beating fellow debutant Jesús García with a first round knockout on the undercard which included his brother Julio in their native Culiacán. He won his next five straight fights in just over a year, four of which by knockout. Omar is signed with Bob Arum's Top Rank.[5]

On July 18, 2009, Chávez, for the second time would face Marco Antonio Nazareth, who had won four and lost three coming into their bout. In the fourth round Nazareth had received many heavy blows and the referee decided to stop the fight. As Nazareth sat on his stool he collapsed.[6] He was rushed to the local hospital where he underwent a three-hour operation to treat a cerebral hemorrhage, but he died four days later.[7]

Omar has started to improve on his punching power and proved it with a 1st round K.O. of Eugenio Lopez.[8] In September 2011, Chávez beat Alberto Martínez to win the WBC Youth Intercontinental Welterweight Championship.[9]

On December 12, 2011, Omar Chavez faced Jorge Paez jr, son of Jorge "Maromero" Paez. Although Chavez was looking for the knockout, Paez jr. was more the boxer and manage to beat Chavez with a unanimous 10-round decision.

Professional boxing record[edit]

Professional record summary
42 fights 36 wins 5 losses
By knockout 24 0
By decision 12 5
Draws 1
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Loss 36-5-1 Argentina Jose Carlos Paz UD 10 (10) 2018-05-19 Mexico Hotel Holiday Inn, Durango
Loss 36-4-1 Mexico Roberto Garcia UD 10 (10) 2017-08-12 Mexico Gimnasio Nuevo León Unido, Monterrey
Win 36-3-1 Mexico Ramón Álvarez TKO 2 (10) 2017-04-29 Mexico Gimnasio Manuel Bernardo Aguirre, Chihuahua
Win 35-3-1 Mexico César Chávez KO 1 (8) 2016-12-10 Mexico Arena Monterrey, Monterrey
Win 34-3-1 United States Hector Muñoz MD 10 (10) 2015-06-26 United States Little Creek Casino Resort, Shelton
Win 33-3-1 Colombia Richard Gutierrez UD 8 (8) 2015-04-18 United States StubHub Center, Carson
Loss 32-3-1 Mexico Ramón Álvarez UD 10 (10) 2014-09-27 Mexico Arena Jorge Cuesy Serrano, Tuxtla Gutierrez, Chiapas, Mexico
Win 32-2-1 CanadaJoachim Alcine UD 10 (10) 2013-10-19 MexicoCabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico
Win 31-2-1 Mexico Daniel Sandoval UD 10 (10) 2014-05-03 MexicoPalenque de la Feria Ganadera, Culiacan, Mexico
Win 30-2-1 VenezuelaCharlie Navarro UD 10 (10) 2013-07-06 MexicoTepic, Nayarit, Mexico
Win 29-2-1 VenezuelaPablo Vasquez TKO 2 (10) 2013-03-23 MexicoCuliacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Loss 28-2-1 MexicoJorge Páez, Jr. UD 10 (10) July 21, 2012 MexicoTijuana, Baja California, Mexico vacant WBC International Silver light middleweight title
Win 28-1-1 ColombiaEmilio Julio Julio RTD 9 (10) March 22, 2012 MexicoCuliacan, Sinaloa, Mexico
Loss 27-1-1 MexicoJorge Páez, Jr. MD 10 (10) December 17, 2011 MexicoTuxtla Gutiérrez, Chiapas, Mexico
Win 27-0-1 MexicoAlberto Martínez TKO 1 (2:51) September 9, 2011 MexicoForo Promo Casa, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico Won the WBC Youth Intercontinental Welterweight title
Win 26-0-1 MexicoGenaro Trazancos TKO 4 (0:52) May 28, 2011 MexicoPalenque del FEX, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Win 25-0-1 SpainIgnasi Caballero KO 2 (1:34) December 18, 2010 MexicoCampeche, Campeche, Mexico
Win 24-0-1 MexicoRodrigo Juárez KO 4 (2:47) September 18, 2010 MexicoEstadio Banorte, Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico
Win 23-0-1 MexicoMiguel Galindo KO 2 (1:09) July 24, 2010 MexicoPolideportivo Centenario, Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico
Win 22-0-1 MexicoRodrigo Juárez SD 8 (8) May 5, 2010 MexicoSports Center Fair, León, Guanajuato, Mexico
Win 21-0-1 MexicoJosé Arelis López UD 6 (6) March 3, 2010 MexicoAuditorio del Estado, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
Win 20-0-1 MexicoEugenio López KO 1 (1:44) February 20, 2010 MexicoDiscoteca El Alebrije, Acapulco, Guerrero, Mexico
Win 19-0-1 MexicoCarlos Urrea TKO 2 (2:39) December 19, 2009 MexicoArena Itson, Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Mexico
Win 18-0-1 United StatesJames Ventry UD 6 (6) October 10, 2009 United States Madison Square Garden, New York, New York
Win 17-0-1 MexicoMarco Nazareth TKO 4 (2:59) July 18, 2009 MexicoCentro de Convenciones, Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco, Mexico Nazareth died days later of injuries from this bout
Win 16-0-1 United StatesPatrick Cape TKO 2 (2:19) June 20, 2009 MexicoGimnasio Oscar García, Ensenada, Baja California, Mexico
Win 15-0-1 United StatesTyler Ziolkowski KO 2 (1:48) May 2, 2009 United StatesMGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada
Win 14-0-1 MexicoRodolfo Armenta MD 4 (4) February 6, 2009 United StatesMaywood Activity Center, Maywood, California Armenta was undefeated going in.
Win 13-0-1 United StatesBrian Carden TKO 1 (1:50) December 13, 2008 United StatesBoardwalk Hall, Atlantic City, New Jersey
Win 12-0-1 MexicoMiguel Hernández UD 4 (4) September 27, 2008 MexicoCentro de Convenciones, Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico
Win 11-0-1 United StatesJeremy Marts KO 1 (2:44) August 2, 2008 United StatesPalms Casino Resort, Las Vegas, Nevada
Draw 10-0-1 MexicoMiguel Hernández MD 4 (4) June 21, 2008 MexicoAuditorio Municipal, Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico
Win 10-0-0 MexicoJuan Castíllo KO 1 (2:59) May 17, 2008 MexicoPlaza Monumental, Aguascalientes, Aguascalientes, Mexico
Win 9-0-0 MexicoMarco Nazareth UD 4 (4) April 26, 2008 MexicoPlaza de Toros, Querétaro, Querétaro, Mexico
Win 8-0-0 MexicoAntonio Valencia TKO 3 (2:40) March 29, 2008 MexicoGimnasio Municipal, Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua, Mexico
Win 7-0-0 MexicoIván García TKO 2 (1:32) February 23, 2008 MexicoViva Mexico Center, San Luis Rio Colorado, Sonora, Mexico
Win 6-0-0 MexicoMiguel Camacho MD 4 (4) February 9, 2008 MexicoDomo de la Feria, León, Guanajuato, Mexico
Win 5-0-0 MexicoMiguel Hernández TKO 1 (1:27) November 24, 2007 MexicoEstadio Beto Avila, Veracruz, Veracruz, Mexico
Win 4-0-0 MexicoEnrique Fernández KO 1 (0:29) May 19, 2007 MexicoAuditorio Benito Juarez, Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico
Win 3-0-0 MexicoJesús Hernández KO 3 (1:55) April 28, 2007 MexicoPlaza de Toros, Cozumel, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Win 2-0-0 MexicoÓscar Sánchez TKO 1 (2:49) March 31, 2007 MexicoCentro de Cancun, Cancún, Quintana Roo, Mexico
Win 1-0-0 MexicoJesús García KO 1 (2:00) December 16, 2006 MexicoPlaza de Toros La Sinaloense, Culiacán, Sinaloa, Mexico

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Photos: Omar Chavez and Rodrigo Juarez Go To War - Boxing News". Boxingscene.com. Retrieved 2017-03-08.
  2. ^ Dwyre, Bill (June 4, 2011). "Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. slugs way to world title". Los Angeles Times.
  3. ^ "Most Popular E-mail Newsletter". USA Today. June 5, 2011.
  4. ^ "Omar Chavez". BoxRec.com. Retrieved 2017-03-08.
  5. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2010-04-12.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  6. ^ "Marco Nazareth fighting for his life". Fightnights.com. Retrieved 2017-03-08.
  7. ^ Mark Vester. "Marco Nazareth passes away after Chávez loss". Boxingscene.com. Retrieved 22 July 2009.
  8. ^ "War in Mexico: Ponce De Leon, Segura, Chavez, Espadas in Action". Insidepulse.com. Retrieved 2017-03-08.
  9. ^ "Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Makes First World Title Defense Against Manfredo". Thesweetscience.com. Retrieved 2017-03-08.

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