World Boxing Association

Julio César Chávez and Joel Casamayor celebrate their birthdays

By Hilmar Rojas Erazo 12/07/2014

Julio César Chávez and Joel Casamayor celebrate their birthdays

Julio César Chávez and Joel Casamayor celebrate their birthdays

Two former world champions and Latin American boxing figures are celebrating birthdays: the Mexican Julio César Chávez and the Cuban Joel Casamayor. And the World Boxing Association family joins their celebration.

Considered as the best Mexican fighter of all time, he made history during his 25 year of career with one of the strongest punches of the moment, with fast movements and an enviable stamina.

He won five championship belts in five diferent divisions, the World Boxing Association lightweight among them in 1987 and is a member of the Hall of Fame since 2011.

On his part, Casamayor is the Antillean boxing reference; he was member of the national team during the 90’s. He was Barcelona1992, and 1990 Pan-American champion, he also won medals of world events on three occasions.
Casamayor became WBA world champion in 2000.

Congratulations to the two former world champions, loyal friends and part of the family of the WBA.