Julio Cesar Chavez is a retired Mexican boxer who competed for 25 years in numerous tournaments and competitions. By Acclamation, he has been considered as the greatest Mexican boxer of all time and among greatest boxers of all time. He has won a world championship in multiple divisions. He successfully defended his world title on numerous occasions and got the winning streak of eight-nine wins. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of Julio Cesar Chavez in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
Chavez was born in 1962 on 12TH July in Sonora Mexico to Rodolfo Chavez. He hailed from a very humble background and did boxing to earn a living. When he was young, he suffered from abuse of alcohol and drug addiction in the middle of his career. Among the drugs that he was using included cocaine.
He practised amateur boxing since he was 16 years. He has undergone rehabilitation in various rehabs with the aim of dealing with the cocaine addiction. His father worked for the railroad, and together with his brothers and sisters, they grew up in the abandoned railroad.
Chavez has had some struggle with using drugs and alcohol abuse. The first time that he got drunk was after his fight with Edwin Rosario. Later, he would develop a habit of taking cocaine. He went to rehab numerous times until he recovered. Nowadays, he never uses the above drugs and has remained sober for some time now.
Career, Awards & Nominations
His career became professional at seventeen years old and in his first match, he easily defeated Miguel Ruiz. In 1984, he became WBC super-Feather weight champion after he defeated Rocky Lockridge in 1986. The year that followed, he won a tournament in which he was competing against Rodolfo Aguilar.
After the above win, he decided to move to the Light Welterweight division. He got to be crowned as Champion after he won against Roger Mayweather. After two years, he defeated Hector Camacho, and his success story continued. Chavez has won a total of six world titles in three weight divisions.
He retired in 2005, and he is an inductee of the International Boxing Hall of Fame where he was named twice as the Fighter of the Year by the Ring Magazine. In 1987, he received Sugar Ray Robinson Award.
Net Worth & Earnings
The net worth of Julio Cesar Chavez is over $14 million. The Fortune has been generated from his career as a boxing champion. He has participated in numerous boxing matches and won a big portion of it. He had a winning streak of over thirteen years.
Chavez has remained among the greatest boxers not only in Mexico but also in the world. His hard work and determination while in the ring were commendable. At some point, he was addicted to cocaine and alcohol which almost ruined his career as a boxer. Luckily, after going through the rehab, he no longer uses them.