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Julio Cesar Chavez vs Faustino Martire Barrios

Julio Cesar Chavez vs Faustino Martire Barrios

Date: 15th May 1986

Venue: Stade Pierre-de-Coubertin, Paris, France

Title: WBC World Super-featherweight Title

Promoter: Don King Productions & Sports Leaders Agency

Tv: A2 (France)

Julio Cesar Chavez
( 50 - 0 - 0 )
Weight: 129¾ lbs

Faustino Martire Barrios
( 32 - 13 - 14 )
Weight: 129¼ lbs

The Stade Pierre-de-Coubertin in Paris, France, known for its intimate atmosphere and history of hosting top-tier sports events proved an ideal setting for the WBC World Super-featherweight title bout between Mexico's Julio Cesar Chavez and Argentina's Faustino Martire Barrios.

The match started with both fighters trading punches in the center of the ring. Chavez, known for his pressure fighting style, started to dictate the pace from the second round onward. He consistently cut off the ring, reducing Barrios' movement, and effectively worked the body, slowing down his opponent. Barrios tried to disrupt Chavez's rhythm with his unorthodox tactics, but this only resulted in a point deduction in the fifth round.

By the fifth round, Chavez had clearly taken control of the fight. His relentless body attack seemed to sap the energy out of Barrios, who resorted to clinching and attempting to grapple with Chavez. At 2:02 of the fifth round, the referee, Jean Deswert, stepped in to protect Barrios from further punishment, declaring Chavez the winner by TKO. This marked Chavez's fourth successful defense of his WBC super featherweight title.

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