Julio Cesar Chavez Gonzalez, usually thought to be the best Mexican boxer of all time attributable to his a number of world titles throughout three divisions and an astonishing report of 87 consecutive victories, has confronted criticism over the standard of his opponents throughout his profession.
One notorious incident concerned a challenger named Greg Haugen, who disparaged Chavez‘s opponents as being mere taxi drivers.
This led to a historic bout in 1993 on the Azteca stadium in Mexico Metropolis, the place Chavez defeated Haugen in 5 rounds, defending his legacy.
Controversy within the Chavez boxing household
Surprisingly, a latest controversy has emerged inside the Chavez household itself, when Julio Cesar Chavez Carrasco, the boxing legend’s son, questioned the caliber of opponents his father confronted throughout his prime.
“Despite the fact that my dad has a report of 90 and 89-0, possibly they have been taxi drivers [his opponents],” he famous.
This assertion drew criticism because it seemingly diminished his father’s achievements.
This change of unlucky feedback extends each methods inside the household. Chavez Sr. has been important of his son’s profession and private life, even expressing considerations about his well being and way of life decisions.
He has suggested his son to retire, highlighting points with substance abuse and self-discipline. This strained relationship between father and son is obvious of their public remarks.
Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. did struggle a taxi driver
In a stunning revelation, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. admitted that his debut struggle did contain an opponent who labored as a taxi driver.
He fought Andres Felix, a fighter with substantial expertise, and almost thought-about retiring because of the grueling nature of the match.
“I used to be on the purpose of retiring,” he stated.
“That taxi driver, Andres Felix, was a really skilled fighter, a fighter who took me the space.
“I knocked him out within the sixth spherical, however I bought so drained, I bought so exhausted that I stated ‘I am not combating once more’.
“Fortuitously they stopped the struggle and I received. I wished to maintain combating, but when I had misplaced I’d have retired for good.”