Chavez vs Camacho Jr., don’t be mislead, it’s a matter of pride

Thursday, March 18, 2021 was a beautiful, sunshiny day in downtown Tijuana, an opportune time for the principles invested in the much anticipated Chavez vs Camacho boxing show to get the word out to local boxing fans in Los Angeles, San Diego and Imperial Counties plus Baja California.
On the raised platform in front of the historic El Foro Antiguo Palacio Jai Alai sat the Promoters Toscano and Saul Rios plus five of the principles involved in the upcoming show. Center stage sat Hector “Machito” Camacho Jr., the eldest son of boxing great Hector Macho Camacho and seated next to him the boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez, Camacho’s opponent in the show to be held Saturday, June 19, 2021 in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico and simultaneously aired on the Global Sports Streaming’s Best in Boxing platform at a bargain basement Pay Per View price.

And like Camacho Jr., the 58-year-old Julio Cesar Chavez was soon reaching into his bag of tricks where he had even more jibs and jabs which soon took the 42-year-old Hector “Machito” Camacho Jr. to school. Without further ado, here are some of the photos taken of the festivities, the participants and boxing fans who attended this extended Press Conference on Thursday. For a comparison we’ve mixed in some vintage photos as well.
The life of the party Hector “Machito” Camacho Jr. (right) poses for a photo with the youngest of Julio Cesar Chavez’s sons middleweight Omar “El Businessman Terremoto” Chavez (38-6-1, 25 KOs) a 13 year veteran from Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Omar, who is 5’11” tall and has a 73 inch reach made his Pro Debut at 16. His first substantial opponent didn’t come along until his fifth year when he lost that bout to Jorge Paez Jr. (29-4-1) by a mixed decision. After winning his next 4 bouts, he ran into Ramon Alvarez to whom he lost a unanimous decision, after winning his next four bouts to include a win over Daniel Sandoval, he lost a WBC title fight to Robert Garcia (40-3). From that point it was back to mediocrity splitting the next four, winning two bouts and losing two. This upcoming match with Alvarez (28-8-3, 16 KOs) from Guadalajara, their third meeting, is what you’d call their rubber match. Since their last meeting back on April 29, 2017, Alvarez has gone 4-2-1, while Omar Chavez hasn’t been as busy as Alvarez and registered 2 wins with 3 losses. Once again, comes that face to face meeting.

We all know pre-fight pleasantries in boxing mean little. That being said, our first man behind the mike, Hector “Machito” Camacho Jr., laid it all out for us. Even though he’s had a tremendous respect for the legendary six-belt World Champion, we soon learned that nothing lasts for ever. “You did defeat my father soundly but now you’re going to get a taste of true “Macho Time Revenge”.
(left to right) Doing their part to save the sport, you have Saul Rios of Borizteca Boxing,
the legendary Julio Cesar Chavez plus Mr. Toscano of Toscano Boxing Promotions.
Being interviewed by a gentleman from Boxeo, Julio Cesar Chavez was asked several questions
about his motorcycle jacket with the word “Heaven” inscribed on the back. “Is it bullet proof?”
Sad but true, the Boxing fans’ choices are now getting more and more limited. You either get in those longer and longer lines at the border or pay to watch the fights at home on TV.
The teams working together to make it happen, be they Toscano Boxing with Borizteca Boxing and Global Sports Streaming, be they Dazn in the United Kingdom airing the Maurice Mighty Mo Hooker fight and other shows worldwide, or be it Showtime Boxing, HBO Boxing, ESPN, ESPN 2, NBC Sports, Pay per View, or back home with Global Sports Streaming, they are all battling extra hard to safeguard the boxers, officials and support group while dealing with this horrendous Covid 19 Pandemic. The whole of mankind needs to be commended for living through this travesty.

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