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julio cesar chavez jr. wants fight against canelo alvarez to be epic, but his re


the week leading up to the most anticipated boxing match of the year started with a triumphant declaration from mexico’s greatest-ever champion. “we’re ready for the fight,” julio cesar chavez said in spanish. chavez caught himself. “my son julio is ready, not me,” he added with a chuckle. it’s...






julio cesar chavez jr. on weight as weigh-in looms, assistant manager says


julio cesar chavez jr. jabbed his way through a shadow-boxing session early friday morning, stepped on a personal scale and saw the number he needed: 164.5 pounds. as friday’s official weigh-in at 3 p.m. awaits, chavez (50-2-1, 32 knockouts) is said to believe his commitment to reach the negotiated...






'there is no comparison between me and canelo': julio cesar chavez sr. says his


no translator is needed to understand a smirk. while legendary mexican fighter julio cesar chavez sr. denies taking what appeared to be a slight measure of satisfaction on television after watching his younger countryman canelo alvarez lose to floyd mayweather jr. in 2013, chavez says drawing comparisons...






julio cesar chavez jr. sees canelo alvarez fight as an image changer


for julio cesar chavez jr., facing canelo alvarez with all of mexico’s attention is an opportunity to cleanse his reputation as a malingerer. “winning takes away a lot of that criticism,” chavez told the times through an interpreter friday before his appearance with alvarez in front of an estimated...






julio cesar chavez jr. again dealing with weighty question before canelo alvarez


the major prefight question is whether julio cesar chavez jr. will make weight. the former middleweight champion, with a history of checkered commitment and stepping on the scale overweight, must weigh 164.5 pounds friday to avoid a substantial financial penalty in his pay-per-view catchweight...






julio cesar chavez jr. makes weight and makes his case: he's serious about beati


julio cesar chavez jr. on friday answered those who’ve insisted that his extended indifference toward boxing meant he’d checked out of the sport. the son of the legendary mexican fight warrior exhorted a packed crowd at mgm grand by stepping on the stage and raising his arms in triumph after weighing...






canelo alvarez flexes power as he prepares for an inspired julio cesar chavez jr


boxer canelo alvarez says "speed, power ... and talent" will be the keys to his effort against julio cesar chavez jr. in las vegas on may 6.






canelo alvarez, julio cesar chavez jr. bet of purse money could be all for show


even if it was sealed by a handshake on national television in their home country, the high-stakes bet between canelo alvarez and julio cesar chavez jr. means nothing unless it becomes part of a revised signed contract, the head of the nevada state athletic commission said wednesday. alvarez, who’ll...






canelo alvarez's domination of julio cesar chavez jr. was a glorified sparring s


what was the point of this? the thought almost certainly entered the mind of anyone watching the predictably lopsided beating canelo alvarez administered saturday night to overmatched julio cesar chavez jr. the question was answered after the scores of alvarez’s unanimous decision victory were...






canelo alvarez goes on a rampage in a punishing victory over julio cesar chavez


canelo alvarez elevated himself to the pride of mexico and the face of boxing saturday in a thorough destruction of julio cesar chavez jr. relying on the benefits of his intense training and flashing the machismo the sport’s most passionate fans thirst for, alvarez delivered an onslaught of heavy...






from the archives: remembering cesar chavez


march 31 is cesar chavez's birthday and a holiday in california, colorado and texas. when chavez died on april 23, 1993, staff writer george ramos wrote the times obituary published the next morning. he reported: cesar chavez, who organized the united farm workers union, staged a massive grape...






it's official: canelo alvarez will fight julio cesar chavez jr. in las vegas not


it’s hard to resist the potential riches of las vegas for many, including those charged with staging the canelo alvarez-julio cesar chavez jr. fight. golden boy promotions announced friday that the anticipated showdown between mexico’s two most popular fighters will take place at t-mobile arena...






saul “canelo” alvarez dominates julio cesar chavez jr. in grudge match


las vegas (ap) — saul "canelo" alvarez dominated a grudge match against julio cesar chavez jr. on saturday night, winning a unanimous decision in a fight that left no doubt who is the top active mexican boxer.






canelo alvarez's purse from fight against julio cesar chavez jr. won't be garnis


canelo alvarez’s purse money from fighting julio cesar chavez jr. on saturday night will not be garnished to settle an $8.5-million legal judgment, alvarez’s promoter said. tuto zabala, alvarez’s former promoter, was seeking to garnish alvarez’s wages, but the fighter’s promoter said thursday...






san diegans recall working with — and against — cesar chavez


as an activist dedicated to improving the lot of farm workers, cesar chavez encountered many opponents. at least one of those opponents became an admirer. “he was one of those individuals who exuded a genuine sense of moral purpose,” said richard a. paul, who once faced chavez across a bargaining...






'canelo' alvarez dominates chavez jr., golovkin next up


saul "canelo" alvarez left no doubt who is the top active mexican boxer by dominating julio cesar chavez jr.






canelo alvarez preparing to knock out chavez jr., prove he can beat golovkin, to


canelo alvarez exuded confidence monday as he continued training for his may 6 showdown against popular mexican countryman julio cesar chavez jr. alvarez (48-1-1, 34 knockouts) said in an extended conversation with the los angeles times at his gym that he has confidence he’ll knock out chavez jr....






‘what would cesar chavez do?’ supporters reflect on labor leader’s birthday


san jose, calif. — with the rise of hate crimes against minority groups nationwide, a polarizing white house administration and a housing crisis that’s deepened the divide between rich and poor — cesar chavez day, to be celebrated on friday, resonates even more, activists say. many of these chavez-era activists remain determined to carry on […]






students to stay home, farmworkers to march for cesar chavez


california and several other states will honor cesar chavez by closing schools and state offices friday, the 90th anniversary of the birth of a man who went from a grape and cotton picker to an enduring hero for laborers, latinos and justice seekers of all kinds.






mercurial chavez jr. insists he’s focused, fit for alvarez


las vegas (ap) — as saul “canelo” alvarez was called to the stage wednesday for the final press conference before a fight that has captivated his native mexico, his opponent was slumped in a chair and staring at his phone. julio cesar chavez jr. later kept yawning, fueling critics that claim the son of one […]






students to stay home, farmworkers to march for cesar chavez


los angeles (ap) — california and several other states are honoring cesar chavez by closing schools and state offices. friday is the 90th anniversary of the birth of a man who went from a grape and cotton picker to an enduring hero for laborers, latinos and justice seekers of all kinds. farmworkers also plan to […]






boxing on hot streak ahead of canelo-chavez jr. showdown


las vegas (ap) — boxing is on a hot streak. last week, 90,000 fans packed wembley stadium in london for a heavyweight thriller. on saturday, mexican rivals saul “canelo” alvarez and julio cesar chavez jr. square off in front of what’s expected to be the largest indoor crowd for a bout in las vegas. the […]






'chavistas' hear rousing call from playwright on trump and the arts


famed latino playwright and film director luis valdez helped celebrate the legacy of cesar chavez at an annual breakfast friday with hundreds of san diego students, including many who expressed concerns about political tensions these days. the annual breakfast celebrates 35 cesar chavez service...






canelo alvarez doesn't want wbc's new title


boxing wouldn’t be boxing without a controversy involving one of the sport’s cartel-like sanctioning bodies. so here we go again. leading up to his showdown against julio cesar chavez jr. on saturday, canelo alvarez has declared war on the world boxing council, the mexico city-based organization...






political climate adds intensity to mexican boxing showdown


las vegas (ap) — there’s little subtlety in the tv commercial promoting saturday night’s fight between saul “canelo” alvarez and julio cesar chavez jr. the boxers are depicted to be in their native mexico when they begin running and kicking up desert sand before bursting through a border wall and ending up on the las […]






fifteen hot topics with dodgers pitcher julio urías


dodgers pitcher julio urías answers 15 questions about adulthood, baseball, soccer and canelo vs. chavez.






milpitas to celebrate cesar chavez day on friday


event to unveil new plaza named in honor of the labor rights leader






‘gospel according to the other mary’ contemporizes the biblical tale


john adams' passionate oratorio places jesus on a plane with such modern advocates for justice as cesar chavez






‘what would cesar chavez do?’ supporters reflect on labor leader’s birthday


the civil rights icon would’ve turned 90 on friday — his birthday is officially recognized nationwide on march 31.






happy birthday, cesar chavez: san jose march commemorates labor leader, protests


some marchers said they felt compelled to join in protest of policies they see as anti-immigrant.






if you don’t think l.a. needs measure h, try volunteering on skid row for a week


every weeknight, a nondenominational group of angelenos that i’m a member of — called the monday night mission — meets to hand out peanut butter and jelly sandwiches to the residents of skid row. our nightly routine is always the same: we meet at the burger king on cesar chavez to assemble hundreds...






fbi joins search for two northern california teens who disappeared a month apart


the fbi has offered a $10,000 reward in the case of two teenage yolo county boys whose suspicious disappearance late last year has puzzled authorities. elijah moore and enrique rios, both 17, were cl mates at cesar chavez community school in woodland, calif., and were working at a construction...






milpitas: site near senior center to be named cesar chavez plaza


outdoor space named after famed labor, civil rights icon will occupy area east of milpitas senior center






remember the life of césar e. chávez in keene, calif., where the united farm wor


your california bucket list: essential adventures and experiences in the golden state feb. 10, 2017, 6 a.m. (al seib, brian van der brug, rick loomis, allen j. schaben / los angeles times) here's our growing guide to essential california adventures, easy to edgy. we'll be adding to it daily all...






pizarro: george clinton returning to san jose jazz summer fest


george clinton and parliament-funkadelic are slated to return to the san jose jazz summer fest in august, where in 2010 their performance knocked out power in plaza de cesar chavez.