J.C. Chavez - The Ultimate Mexican Hero  [DVD]
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Insightful documentary into the life and career of one of the world's most talented boxers, Julio Cesar Chavez. Rising from the streets of Sinaloa, northwest Mexico, Chavez rose to become both a national hero and icon in his native country, winning six world titles during the 1980s and 90s. Features interview footage with Chavez, his family and friends, opponents and critics.
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It is only befitting then that such a talent gets a wortwhile release and not a posthumous one. This dvd runs for 78 minutes and includes interviews with Chavez himself along with the likes of Oscar De lay Hoya (who twice beat Chavez), Mike Tyson, Don King and Chavez's son Julio Cesar Chavez Jnr (as of 2008 an undefeated pro) amongst others.
Of course no career retrospective would be complete without footage of the great man himself and this dvd is full of clips of the great man himself and all his major battles.
With a career spanning 2 decades, 37 world title fights and over 110 bouts there is of course probabably enough footage to cover a 50 dvd boxset and if your after a complete set of all the 'BIG' matches, then this sint it. This is a career retrosepective and a fascinating one at that.
I would reccomend this to both fans of Chavez and those new to the name (possinly as a precursor to seeking out the full bouts). A very good effort indeed!
If your looking to find a dvd with an indepth look at his career, fight by fight, blow by blow, then this will leave you disapointed, as they are few and far between, you will see more of his son fighting then himself, nevertheless a fasinating insight, which shows a man who is immensely proud but ultimately sad, as all great fighters finding ageing hard to accept, and forced to fight on due to financial difficulties, well he did have Don King as Manager ! The political aspect in Mexico had me lost, but relevent as most fighters are political, or are used for political gain by others.
The subtitles were hard to follow, as they had lost something in translation, and no extras are my gripes, Just a starter ! not a full course ! Leaves you wanting more !
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Thoughtful, empathetic look at the JCC ( no daft nicknames needed for this legend). Best box fighter ever.Published on 23 Aug. 2014 by Landlord