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Paul asks…

Which are Julio Cesar Chavez top ten best fights?

I’m asking the experts for the top ten Julio Cesar Chavez fights.Arguably the best Mexican boxer in the history of the sport.Please help me out with some knowledge.

Tijuana answers:

1. Edwin Rosario—On November 21, 1987, Chávez moved up to the lightweight division and faced WBA lightweight champion Edwin Rosario. Prior to the bout, there were concerns about how Chávez would handle the move up in weight against the hard punching Puerto Rican. Chávez commented, “Everything I’ve accomplished as champion, and the nine title defenses, would be thrown away with a loss to Rosario.” The two fighters nearly exchanged blows during a press conference after Rosario threatened to send Chávez back to Mexico in a coffin. Chávez would ultimately give a career defining performance as he defeated Rosario by an eleventh round TKO to win the title. HBO Punchstat showed Rosario landing 263 of 731 punches thrown in the fight (36%) and Chavez 450 of 743 (61%). After the bout, Sports Illustrated ran the headline, “Time To Hail César: WBA lightweight champion César Chávez of Mexico may be the world’s best fighter.

2. Hector Camacho—Among he most anticipated fights in the 80s On September 12, 1992, Chávez faced WBO light welterweight champion Hector “Macho” Camacho (41-1-0, 18 KOs) in a highly anticipated bout. Chavez dominated Camacho en route to a unanimous decision win. The final scores were 117-111, 119-110 and 120-107 for Chávez. After the fight, on his arrival to Mexico, the President Carlos Salinas de Gortari sent the special car for the Pope to take him from the airport to the President’s house. Chavez was already known as a folk hero in Mexico.

3..Greg Haugen—His 1993 fight with Greg Haugen featured trash talk from Haugen, who derided Chavez’s 82-fight unbeaten streak as consisting mostly of “Tijuana taxi drivers that my mother could have knocked out” and insisting that “There aren’t 130,000 Mexicans who can afford tickets” to see the fight in Estadio Azteca. Chavez responded by saying, “I really hate him bad. When he looks at me, I want to vomit. I am going to give him the worst beating of his life; I am going to make him swallow the words that came out of his dirty mouth.”[18] Haugen was proven wrong on both counts: 132,274 showed up to set a record for fight attendance, and they watched Chávez drop Haugen quickly and then back off with the apparent intention of punishing him for his prefight remarks. However, the referee had seen enough by the fifth round and stopped it for a TKO victory for Chávez. After the fight, Chávez commented to Haugen; “Now you know I don’t fight with taxi drivers”, and a bloodied Haugen sportingly responded, “They must have been tough taxi drivers.”

4. Roger Mayweather—-Smashed Roger’s reputation as Mexican Assasin by knocking him out not once but twice ( 130 lbs. And 140 lbs. ), defending his world junior lightweight title in their first encounter and wresting Roger’s newly-won junior welterweight title in their second meeting.

5. Mario Miranda—Chávez won his first championship, the vacant WBC super featherweight title, on September 13, 1984, by knocking out fellow Mexican Mario “Azabache” Martínez at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California. Martínez had been the betting favorite in the bout.

6. Meldrick Taylor—-On March 17, 1990, he faced Meldrick Taylor, the undefeated IBF Junior Welterweight champion, in a title unification fight. While Taylor won the early rounds, Chávez rallied in the later rounds, scoring a knockdown with seconds remaining in the fight. Although Taylor rose at the referee’s count of six, he did not respond coherently to referee Richard Steele’s questions, continued to hold the ropes all along, and Steele stopped the fight with only two seconds remaining. Chavez then faced Meldrick Taylor in a rematch, four years after their historic first fight. Chavez defeated him in the 8th round knockout that sent Taylor from one side of the ring to the other

7. Rocky Lockridge—Among Chavez’s toughest fights, he won barely by majority decision in Monte Carlo, Monaco.

8. Rafael Limon—-In 1988 Chavez and Limon carried on with the tradition of Mexican boxers being the most consummate boxing professionals and ring warriors by battling each other fiercely until Chavez stopped Bazooka in the 7th round

9. Jose Luis Ramirez—Later in 1988, he unified the WBA and WBC belts by a technical decision win over another Mexican champion José Luis Ramírez. An accidental head-butt opened a cut on Ramírez’s forehead and the doctor halted the fight, sending the decision to the judges’ scorecards at that point in the fight. Chávez, ahead on all scorecards, was declared the winner. He was also awarded the Ring lightweight title after the victory.

10. Juan La Porte—-Juan was the first of the three elite Puerto Rican fighters that Chavez would decisively beat in his early championship run. La Porte lost by 12 round UD.


Carol asks…

What other cities are statename combos like Texarkana Florala and Texhoma?

Tijuana answers:

Border town portmanteaus (portmanteau is a term used to describe a word which fuses two function words)

This list is incomplete; but it gives you a start

Calexico, California (California and Mexico) (Also see Mexicali)
Cal-Nev-Ari, Nevada (California, Nevada, and Arizona)
Chulajuana, California (Chula Vista, California and Tijuana, Mexico)
Dalhart, Texas (Dallam and Hartley counties)
Dalworthington Gardens, Texas (Dallas, Fort Worth, and Arlington)
Delmar, Delaware and Delmar, Maryland (Delaware and Maryland)
Florala, Alabama (Florida and Alabama)
Idavada, Idaho (Idaho and Nevada)
Illiana, Illinois (Illinois and Indiana)
Kanorado, Kansas (Kansas and Colorado)
Kenova, West Virginia (Kentucky, Ohio, and West Virginia)
Kentuckiana, a popular local name for the Louisville-Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area centered on Louisville, Kentucky and spreading across the Ohio River into Indiana
Mardela Springs, Maryland (Maryland and Delaware)
Marydel, Delaware and Marydel, Maryland (Delaware and Maryland)
Michiana, Michigan (Michigan and Indiana — see also Michiana, the surrounding region whose main urban center is South Bend, Indiana)
Monida, Montana (Montana and Idaho)
Norlina, North Carolina (North Carolina and Virginia)
PenMar, Maryland (Maryland and Pennsylvania)
SeaTac, Washington (named after the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, physically located in this community)
Tennga, Georgia (Tennessee and Georgia)
Texarkana, Texas and Texarkana, Arkansas (Texas, Arkansas, and Louisiana)
Texhoma, Oklahoma and Texhoma, Texas (Texas and Oklahoma)
Texico, New Mexico (Texas and New Mexico)
Ucolo, Utah (Utah and Colorado)
Virgilina, Virginia (Virginia and North Carolina)
Vershire, Vermont (Vermont and New Hampshire)
Wamac, Illinois (Washington, Marion, and Clinton counties)

Linda asks…

I need to travel to durango mexico..what is the best bus company to use ?

there are a few bus companys that go to durango mexico ..whare are the best ones to use i live in los angeles

Tijuana answers:

Hi, there are two major lines that not only travel to Durango, but all over Mexico from everywhere else. Far more routes than via airline. I would recommend taking one of two, either greyhound or senda bus lines. Both have more than one class of bus, you can go normal, which isn’t that bad on short routes, or you can go first class, which the price difference isn’t so noticeable.
Before committing to going via bus, I would recommend flying from Tijuana, if you can get a ride dow there, or a bus ride down to tijuana, you’re far likelier to get there faster, safer and more comfortable than if you were to take a very long bus ride, around 40 hours worth of bus.
If you take a look at for instance, they don’t fly to durango, but they do fly to mazatlan, from mazatlan to durango it’s just a short three hour bus ride.
It used to be that bus rides were far cheaper, but in Mexico in particular with the introduction of volaris, vivaaerobus, and avolar, all new airlines, the price of flying with the much reduced time is worth it. A trip from tijuana to mazatlan runs about 60 dlls on vivaaerobus, that’s pretty good compared to the bus of 150 dlls from LA to Durango.

I think it is definitely faster via airline with some bus, and probably just as cheap or maybe cheaper depending on the rate you get. I hope this isn’t too confusing, I know it’s a lof of info, but basically I recommend you take a bus to San Diego or Tijuana or get a ride down there from a friend, or take the train. Then fly from Tijuana to Mazatlan, then take a bus from Mazatlan to Durango. You’ll probably spend a total of about 12 hours in motion/waiting in airports and such, but it’s probably just as cheap and a lot less than 40 hours of bus from LA do Durango.
If you think this helps, I’d appreciate the ten points. Thanks

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