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Mexican boxing icon Julio Cesar Chavez, 58, set for final fight against Hector Camacho Jr, 42, in special exhibition

MEXICAN boxing icon Julio Cesar Chavez is set for one final fight against Hector Camacho Jr in a special exhibition.

Chavez is renowned as one of the greatest fighters ever from the boxing nation of Mexico.

Julio Cesar Chavez is set for one final fight
Hector Camacho will fight Julio Cesar Chavez in an exhibition

He retired in 2005 but continued to box in exhibition bouts, most recently with Jorge Arce last year, who he faced three times with head guards on.

Now the three-division champion, 58, is ready to hang up the gloves for good in a farewell exhibition fight with Puerto Rican Camacho, 42.

The pair, who fought in 1992, are set to headline at the Jalisco Stadium in Guadalajara on Saturday, June 19.

Chavez’s son, Julio Cesar Jr, 35, will also feature on the undercard against Canelo Alvarez’s brother Ramon, 34.

Canelo, 30, famously dominated Chavez Jr in 2017 ending their bitter rivalry.

The son of a legend, a former middleweight world champion, featured on his dad’s undercard last September.

Chavez Sr fought and beat Arce, 41, but Jr was involved in a shock upset against countryman Mario Abel Cazares, after being pulled out following a cut.

He returned successfully in November, stopping Ecuadorian Jeyson Minda in four rounds.

Canelo Alvarez dominated Julio Cesar Chavez Jr in 2017

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Also set to feature on Chavez’s undercard is Omar Chavez, who will face Ramon Alvarez in a trilogy bout to decide their series.

Boxing great Chavez was once unbeaten in 90 fights, until he was finally bettered by Frankie Randall in 1994.

During his career he faced other all-time greats such as Pernell Whitaker, Oscar De La Hoya and Camacho.

Chavez won world titles at super-featherweight, lightweight and light-welterweight.  

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