With less than a month to go before Mexico kicks off its campaign at the highly anticipated 2022 Qatar World Cup, the country’s legendary boxer and one of the greatest ever in the sport Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. has revealed his forecast for the national team.
Mexico always grows in the face of adversity, it never gives up: Julio Cesar Chavez Sr.
Mexico has been placed in Group C along with Poland, Argentina and Saudi Arabia. The team, coached by Gerardo Martino, will make their debut on November 22 against Poland, then they will face Argentina on November 26 and will close the group stage against Saudi Arabia on the 30th of the same month.
Against these opponents, the former three division world champion sees the team’s progress into the knockout stages as difficult, but he still believes that Mexico has the ability to ring the bell.
“They always criticize the Mexican National Team a lot,” said Chavez during a presentation of some limited edition watches from the Jacob & Co collection on Wednesday night.
“Yoour wishes, like all of you who wish for the Mexican national team, that it go to the fourth floor. It looks complicated, it looks difficult, but Mexico always grows in the face of adversity, it never gives up, they always criticize the Mexican team a lot, because the truth is that it has left us with a duty, but always in difficult moments they always ring the bell,” he added.
At the end of the event and during talks with the media, “The Caesar of Boxing” said that he wants to make one last exhibition appearance in January or February next year in Tijuana, and that he hopes to be accompanied by his sons Julio César Chavez Jr and Omar.
Nine years after retiring from professional boxing with a record of 107 wins, 6 losses and 2 draws, Chavez made his exhibition boxing debut in 2014. So far, he has made six exhibition boxing fights, with all of them being non-scored bouts.