History | Nov 21 2018

On This Day: Julio Cesar Chavez dominates Edwin Rosario to claim WBA lightweight title

On November 21, 1987 the brilliant Julio Cesar Chavez defeated Puerto Rican great Edwin Rosario
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BOXING NEWS thought it could be “the greatest lightweight fight of recent years”, as Mexico’s undefeated WBC super-featherweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez stepped up a division to meet reigning WBA 135lbs king Edwin Rosario of Puerto Rico, at the Las Vegas Hilton, on November 21, 1987.

GOING into the fight, there were doubts about the details of Chavez’s record. American data had him as 53-0 (44), newspaper reports added an extra victory while certain record-keepers insisted the Culiacan man had lost a contest by disqualification some six years previously.

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