22.03.05 - The legendary Julio Cesar Chavez, universally regarded as the greatest fighter in the history of Mexico, and his undefeated teenage son J.C. Chavez, Jr. will box on Top Rank's 'Adios' championship boxing card at the STAPLES Center on Saturday, May 28, 2005..
Article posted on 22.03.2005
Chavez will headline the Top Rank event which will include a fierce eliminator between super featherweights Carlos Hernandez and Jesus Chavez plus a world title defense by world bantamweight champion Rafael Marquez.
'Adios' will be televised and distributed by Showtime Pay Per View and produced by Top Rank. The telecast will begin at 9 pm eastern/6 pm pacific.
'El Grande Campeon Mexicano' Chavez of Culiacan, Mexico is a three-time world champion. He fought the best of his generation including Meldrick Taylor, Tony Lopez, Frankie Randall, Pernell Whitaker, Greg Haugen, Hector Camacho, Lonnie Smith, Sammy Fuentes, Roger Mayweather, Jose Luis Ramirez, Bazooka Limon, Edwin Rosario, Juan LaPorte, Rocky Lockridge, Kostya Tzyzu, Oscar De La Hoya, Miguel Angel Gonzalez, Joey Gamache and Giovanni Parisi.
Chavez, 106-5-2 with 88 knockouts, made his pro debut at the age of 17 in 1980. He has a record of 37-4-2 with 21 knockouts in world championship bouts. He had 25 straight successful world title defenses.
On May 28, Chavez will take on Ivan Robinson, 32-9-2 with 12 knockouts, of Philadelphia in a 10-round bout. Just before Chavez steps into the ring, teenage son Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will box in a six round fight.
Also appearing will be former world champions Carlos 'Famoso' Hernandez of West Covina, Calif. and Jesus 'El Matador' Chavez of Austin, Texas. They will box 12 rounds in a world super featherweight eliminator.
Rafael Marquez, the world bantamweight champion from Mexico, will defend his world title against Ricardo 'Chapo' Vargas.
Tickets are priced at $200, $100, $50 and $25 and will go on sale at the STAPLES box office on Tuesday, March 22. The STAPLES information line is 213-742-7340. Tickets are also available at Tickmaster.com