Chavez: "Cinco De Mayo Fights Were So Special"
Julio Cesar Chavez says fighting on Cinco de Mayo was so
special for him to connect with his fans as he joins Jessie
Vargas in a special episode of ‘Peleamundo’.
The Mexican legend boxed countless times in Cinco de Mayo
weekend and the month of May over his incredible career and
speaking to host Jessie Vargas, the former three-weight
World king discussed how it felt to fight for his people on
that date, especially his rematch with Frankie Randall in
“It's a very special day for all Mexicans,” said Chavez. “I
fought many times in May representing all Mexicans. It's
something very, very special, something very beautiful
feeling the love, the support from all the Mexican Americans
that lived in the United States.
“Above all, the Mexicans, that truly are the ones who
support other Mexicans who go and triumph in the United
States. For them it's something great that one can represent
them. I always tried to represent them in the best way.
Fortunately, I gained their respect, but above all, I won
the love of the people, nobody can take it away from me.
“They were great, they were huge for me because I always had
the support of all the Mexicans that moved there. I don't
even remember any more if I won or lost, I think I won more
than I lost!
“The one thing I'm left with is with the joy that I gave to
the Mexicans there, the euphoria with which they received
me, they presented me, and they followed me. I always have
“There are opponents that are complicated for us. The truth
is that for me, Frankie Randall’s style was always
complicated for me. Even in the third fight, because in the
second fight, even though I beat him the truth is that if it
weren't for the headbutt no one knows how it would have gone
for me because I was already really tired.
“Honestly in that fight, I had prepared like never before.
My addiction was already very far along. But I stopped for a
bit there because I had lost, I wanted to avenge my loss. I
stopped a bit, despite the fact that my addiction was
already very advanced. I stopped a bit, I tried to stop a
bit in order to take back my title and that's how it went. I
think I went a bit too far, I prepared so well, that I went
into the fight over-trained. In the second round, I felt
that my arms were already falling.
“Fortunately, thank God, based on pure experience I took the
fight. I had another fight against him in Mexico City where
I already knew his style and there, I beat him more easily.”
Chavez joins Vargas in a special Cinco de Mayo episode of
‘Peleamundo’ which also features WBC President Mauricio