In the late 1980s and early 1990s the name of Julio Cesar Chavez gained relevance in international boxing. The Mexican crossed borders with his undefeated style, reaching 90 wins without defeat.
His impact was such that his fame surpassed even the ‘Iron Curtain’ of the then Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR) and amazed a young Kazakh named Gennady Golovkinwho found in Chavez and other figures of pugilism a relief to the critical moment that was lived at that time.
“Those were difficult times, in the middle of Perestroika, but I remember that we always found a way to see the fights of legendary people. I remember that we saw people who at that time took off like (Mike) Tyson(Roy) Jones Jr. or (Julius Caesar) Chavez“he recalled GGG for the ‘Walking The Floor with Chris Shiflett’ podcast.
Although he acknowledged not having an idol in particular, seeing boxers like him Caesar of Boxing they inspired him to be a great pugilist.
“I never had an icon or an idol, but I was always pleased to see that in the middleweights there was great competition back then between about seven or eight fighters. You learn from everyone and you forge a style,” he revealed. Golovkin.
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