History | Jan 29 2017

On This Day: Julio Cesar Chavez lost his incredible unbeaten record

Julio Cesar Chavez lost to a challenger who simply refused to crumble

THE MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas has hosted more big boxing shows than any other venue over the last two decades, yet 23 years ago it was a brand-new arena.

It’s first show, set for January 29, 1994, saw Mexican superstar Julio Cesar Chavez defend his WBC super-lightweight title against American Frankie Randall, and Claude Abrams previewed the bill.

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