Omar Chavez, the youngest boxing son of the great Mexican champion Julio Cesar Chavez will fight for the first in Southern California when he takes on Rodolfo Armenta of Nogales, Mexico on Friday, February 6 at the Maywood Activity Center in Maywood, California in the series premier of “Boxeo Azteca” to be telecast by Azteca America in the United States. Omar Chavez has been training for five weeks in the Mexican Mountains to get ready for this fight. “My father holds Los Angeles in a very special place. He trained there for many of his fights and it become a second home for him during his boxing days. I’m looking forward to giving the fans there a good fight in the name of my father,” said the 18 year old Chavez.
“I had a great training camp here in Temoaya and my mind, body and soul are at their best,” said Chavez, who has a perfect record of 13-0-1 with 10 KOs.
Chavez has been training side by side with Jorge “Travieso” Arce who will fight on February 7 in Anaheim California.
“I feel that I still have a lot to prove as a professional, I have learned from my mistakes and I intend to put my father and my brother’s name and all of Mexico at the highest point possible. I know this year will be very important to my career and it will decide a lot about my future in this sport,” said Chavez, who is trained by his uncles Rodolfo Chavez and Miguel Molleda.
Omar Chavez made his professional debut on September 16, 2006 in his hometown of Culiacan, Sinaloa, Mexico and has fought in the United States twice. He fought in Las Vegas in August of 2008 and in Atlantic City, New Jersey on December 13 of last year.
“This has been the best training camp of my career. I have worked really hard and will give it my all in the ring. This is the new me and people will like what they see and some of my critics will also be surprise. I know have mature as a person and as a boxer, my father, my uncles and my brother words are now making sense and I will take to heart what they say and I know they expect a lot from me,” said Chavez who is also known as the “Business Man”.
“No more playing around, this is business now,” said the youngest of the Chavez Dynasty.
Photo by Rafael Soto
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