A night that will honor the first-family of Mexican boxing, Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Omar Chavez will take place on Saturday night, June 19th, at The Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara, Mexico.
Tribute to The Kings will be live on Pay-Per-View and will feature a special exhibition bout that will see Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. make his final ring appearance against Hector Camacho Jr. Camacho will be honoring the legacy of his late Hall of Fame father.
In a battle between Mexico and Puerto Rico, Camacho will look to get even from the historic bout that Chavez had with Camacho's legendary dad on September 12, 1992.
In a 10-ound light heavyweight, former middleweight world champion, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr will take on an opponent to be announced.
In a 10-round middleweight bout, Omar Chavez will Ramon Alvarez in the rubber match of their trilogy
Tribute to The Kings is promoted by Borizteca Boxing and Toscano Promotions and will be produced by Global Sports Streaming.
The night of action will be formally announced at two press conferences, with the inaugural kick-off press conference taking place on March 16th at The Teatro Degollado (Calle Degollado s/n, Zona Centro, 44100 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico) at 2 PM CT
Then on March 18th, at Old Jai Alai Palace Forum - Entertainment Center (Av. Revolución, Zona Centro, 22000 Tijuana, B.C., Mexico) at 12 PM PT
Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. is considered the greatest fighter from boxing-crazed Mexico, and one of the greatest pound for pound fighters of all-time.
During his amazing 25 year-run, he compiled an incredible record of 107-6-2 with with a staggering 85 knockouts. He was a six-time world champion in three weight-divisions, and was inducted into the International Hall of Fame in 2011.
"It is an honor to render a tribute to Hector Camacho , but I know his son wants to get at me and get revenge from the fight I had with his father," said Chavez Sr.
Camacho Jr. will look even the score as his Hall of Fame father and Chavez Sr. engaged in a showdown in 1992, that saw Chavez win a unanimous decision. Camacho Jr. has a professional record of 59-7-1 with 33 knockouts.
"Instead of six rounds with papa bear, I'll fight two rounds with Omar, two more with junior, and then finish with the good ass whooping of the old man," said Camacho Jr.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is the former WBC Middleweight world champion, who made three defenses of the crown, has a record of 52-5-1 with 34 knockouts.
"It has been a tough couple of years for me, but I want to show the fans that I am not done, and I have more to give the sport as I move to light heavyweight and make a run at another title," said Chavez Jr.
Omar Chavez is 38-6-1 with 25 knockouts will take on Alvarez, who is 28-8-3 with 16 knockouts.
"I beat him easily in the second fight, and I'll beat him the same way in this fight. We both wanted this fight, and I just want to knock him out again," said Omar Chavez.
On September 27, 2014, Alvarez won a hotly contested unanimous decision; Chavez evened up the rivalry with a 2nd round stoppage on April 29, 2017.
"Since losing the second fight, I know I was not fully prepared, and took the fight on short notice but I have no excuses. Now I want to retaliate for that defeat by giving it everything I have to win. This will be an emotional fight in my home town," Said Alvarez.