Julio Cesar Chavez confirmed his warrior spirit by attempting to take away his headgear in his exhibition bout in opposition to Hector Camacho Jr in the principle occasion of ‘Tribute to the Kings’.
Former three-weight world champion Chavez Sr confirmed flashes of his wild aspect on Saturday night time in the course of the 58-year-old boxing legend’s return to the ring for a nostalgic exhibition bout with the 42-year-old Camacho Jr on the Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Regardless of the distinction in age, the outdated warhorse gave pretty much as good as he received with equal measure, a lot to the frustration of the son of his mortal enemy.
Each fighters landed their justifiable share of unlawful blows, so it is hardly stunning that tempers quickly flared within the third spherical, which sparked one of the vital extraordinary moments in latest reminiscence.
In a wild trade, Camacho caught Chavez with a late punch after the third-round bell, which provoked Chavez right into a bitter rage.
The Mexican star was duly outraged, and he marched again to his nook in a foul mood, the place he tried in useless to tear his headgear off however to no avail.
He finally managed to take away the padded helmet with none regard for his security with the help of his cornermen, prompting Camacho to do the identical.
Fortunately, calmer heads prevailed, and the combat finally continued after some phrases of encouragement from their family sat ringside.
Chavez, who was joined on the large stage by his sons Omar Chavez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, fought gallantly in opposition to Camacho Jr, who additionally had his moments.
Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez additionally joined in on the enjoyable as he cornered his fellow countryman for the ultimate spherical of his legendary profession a lot to the delight of the Mexican crowd.
After the combat, Chavez may very well be noticed embracing Canelo, which was seen by many as a passing of the torch second.
“Chavez will all the time be the best Mexican fighter ever,” Alvarez mentioned.
The night time, although, was all concerning the 58-year-old, who smiled and waved to the Mexican throng along with his palms above his head in sheer elation.
It was the right manner for the fighter often called ‘The Lion of Culiacan’ to cap an unprecedented boxing profession doing what he liked greatest.