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Julio Cesar Chavez, Jorge Arce going toe-to-toe in veterans battle

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Mexican legends Julio César Chávez and Jorge Arce gave fans a taste of the old days with a virtuoso performance in a recent exhibition.

The Multiple Uses Center of Hermosillo, Sonora staged the contest and fans went wild as the seasoned boxers traded leather with no flinching.

‘Great Mexican Champion’ Chavez and four-weight ruler ‘Travieso’ – much younger, fulfilled the objective.

They provided a great non-stop fight, showing their great technical prowess.

Chávez worked with his trademark punches to the body, while Arce unleashed effectively at short range.

Julio Cesar Chavez vs Jorge Arce

Watch some of the highlights below courtesy of Box Azteca.


At the end of the fight, the Hermosillo faithful gave their outstandingly industrious idols a standing ovation.

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman presented both retired, but hardly shy and retiring fighters, a commemorative belt for their sterling efforts.

The profits from the event go to the JC Chavez Foundation. They will help young people battling addiction through the successful program.

It also promotes mental health in coordination with the Secretary of Health of the Government of the State of Sonora chaired by Enrique Claussen.

On the back of the success, and the fact the crowd loved seeing these two back in action, more events are certainly planned for the future.


In other Mexican news, two Grande Dames of Boxing, WBC bantamweight champion Mariana “Barby” Juarez and Jackie “Princesa Azteca” Nava have agreed to fight on May 9th.

Mariana`s WBC belt is at stake. This will also be for the Diamond Championship.

So very apt, before a rapt attention audience because the careers of these two superstars and supernovas span the modern era history of Boxing.

Mariana aged 40, is a four-time world champion who started her career in 1998. Her illustrious record stands at 54-9-4, including 18 KO`s.

Nava aged 39 was the first-ever WBC women`s champion in 2005. A three-time world champion, her record is 35-4-4. This includes 16 KO`s. Her career started in 2001.

The announcement of this extraordinary still in time championship was made by World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman at a Special Women`s Day event at the Gimnasio Coyocan in Mexico City.

The two were flanked by the Mayor of Coyoacan Manuel Negrete. The scorer of the most spectacular goal in the history of all World Cups. Plus the representatives of Promociones Del Pueblo and Zanfer.

Mariana and Jackie who happen to be great friends, posed for photos side by side. Then an eyeball to eyeball, chin to chin stare down, followed by a long heartfelt hug.

Furthermore, each wished the other the best of luck and success, in the magnificently sporting tradition of Women`s Boxing.