1962 – He was born on the 12th day of July this year in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora.
He grew up in Culiacán, Sinaloa, and lived in Mexicali, Baja California, for a few years.
1981 – He faced Miguel Ruiz in Culiacan. At the end of the first round, Chavez landed a blow that knocked out Ruiz.
1984 – He won his first championship, the vacant WBC Super Featherweight title, on the 13th day of September this year, by knocking out fellow Mexican Mario Martínez at the Grand Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, California.
1985 – He won the WBC Super Featherweight.
1987 – He moved up to the lightweight division and brutally defeated Edwin Rosario (Puerto Rican) Angered by how Rosario had insulted the Mexican people before the match
1988 – He came first at the WBC Lightweight.
1989 – He triumphantly brought home the WBC Super Lightweight title.
1990 – He became the champion in IBF Junior Welterweight.
1994 – He’s victorious at the WBC Super Lightweight. And he held a short romantic relationship with then budding actress Salma Hayek.
2001 – After his victory this year over Terry Thomas in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, Chavez retired.
2003 – On the 24th day of November this year, he came out of retirement to avenge his earlier loss to Willy Wise, knocking Wise out in two rounds in Tijuana, Mexico.