“I want Rosario, Camacho”: The dreams of Julio César Chávez in 1985, when he was 22 years old


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Quiero a Rosario, Camacho: Los sueños de Julio César Chávez en 1985, con 22 años

In 1985, just 22 years old and newly crowned super featherweight world champion, Julio Cesar Chavez I already dreamed of facing boxers like Edwin rosario Y Héctor “Macho” Camacho. This, in an interview conducted that year, and that Televisa has circulated again.

Chavez He was about to make the first defense of the super featherweight world championship that he had won on September 13, 1984 to Mario “Azabache” Martínez. That first exhibition would be on April 19, 1985 against Ruben Castillo.

“I would like to do about three defenses and look for the lightweight world championship,” said the young man. Chavez. “I would like to fight against Edwin Rosario, Male CamachoThose are the fights that leave you good interests ”.

With shyness, humble appearance, and speaking slowly and respectfully, the image of that Julio Cesar Chavez It is that of a boy who has just started to climb. The money, the luxuries, the excesses, and the avalanche of everything that would come in his life was still far away.

That Julius Caesar Chavez Young Boy, 1985, he still dreamed of having the doors of the United States open to him.

“This fight with Ruben Castillo will be the one that will open the doors for me in the American Union“, He said July in an interview with Maria Antonieta Collins of Televisa. “Yes, I have signed an exclusive contract with Don king. We have signed four more fights with Don king”.

That contest against Castle It was the third he made in United States

and made the first defense of the super featherweight belt. Chavez dominated Ruben and in the sixth round he managed to finish it by knockout. Since before, Chavez He assured that he was not afraid of Castle.

“Fear not,” he confessed prior to the contest. “It worries me a little because Ruben Castillo He is a great fighter who has fought three times for a world champion, I don’t know why. As he says that this is his last chance, well I have prepared myself like never before for this fight. I know that Ruben Castillo he is doing the same to win the championship ”.

Future in boxing

For this moment, Julio Cesar Chavez He was about to become the top star of Mexican boxing, but he was already aiming to be at the top of the sport.

Two years after that interview, JC faced rosary beads in The Vegas, Nevada, with light belt AMB in Game. Chavez won by knockout in round 11a rosary beads in what represented the masterpiece of his career.

While with Camacho fought fought in November 1992 and Chavez he took the victory by unanimous decision by cards of 119-110, 120-107 and 117-111.


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