Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Net Worth: Julio César Chávez Carrasco, who is better known as Julio César Chávez Jr., is a Mexican professional boxer. He is the son of retired six-time world boxing champion Julio César Chávez. As of 2016, Chavez has an estimated net worth of $4 million.
Chavez was born on February 16, 1986, in the state of Sinaloa. He was born when his father was fighting in the WBC World Championship and at that time was the champion in the super featherweight division. He grew up with his brother Omar Chavez who is also an accomplished boxer. Together they would appear prior to fights of his father in ringside. Throughout his career, he has now acquired the nickname of El hijo de la leyenda which means “The Son of the Legend”.
Having this stepping stone as a platform, he and his brother Omar showed full commitment to the road that was paved by his father. Growing up he was already aware of the boxing business and the effect on the personal life it creates. The public breakout of his father and Salma Hayek was an incident that occurred in his teenage years that meant that Chavej’s parents would eventually divorce. Aside from the things going on in his life that he could not control, Chavej decided that he wanted to be a boxer and moved towards this dream.
His career at amateur level started at the age of 17 years old and in his debut fight, he beat Jonathan Hernandez in the Super Featherweight division. As he progressed as a boxer over the coming years constantly improving upon his skills and polishing up his technique to get better and better every day, he won his fist professional standard fight against John Duddy in 2010. His first championship title would come in 2011 when he defeated Sebastian Zbik to win the WBC Middleweight Championship.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Net Worth in years
|Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Net Worth in 2013||$1.4 million|
|Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Net Worth in 2014||$2 million|
|Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Net Worth in 2015||$3 million|
|Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Net Worth in 2016||$4 million|
|Julio Cesar Chavez Jr Net Worth in 2017||$6 million|
But Chavej has had many controversies and problems throughout his career. He was tested positive for cannabis in 2013 that led to him being suspended and having to pay a massive fine of $900,000. In the coming years after coming out from suspension, there have been many fights where Chavej has not been able to meet the right weight as scheduled for the fight that has resulted in many scrutinies.
Chavej, who has a daughter named Julia, is one of the highest paid pounds for pound fighter. His recent fight against Canelo Alvarez sparked quite a media coverage following a clear-cut victory for Alvarez. Chavej had to meet the weight class for Alvarez because of which his performance was clearly hindered than usual in the ring with Alvarez completely dominating the fight. But, nonetheless, Chavej congratulated Alvarez on the victory and took a purse of his $3 million for the fight.