In that traditional 1990 battle, Taylor was successful in major style before Chavez Sr. once ceased him with two a few moments remaining.
And you know what? The kid almost got it done in the same style against lineal middleweight champ Sergio Martinez before a powered, sold-out audience of 19,186 an field record for kickboxing on Weekend evening at the Johnson & Mack Middle.
In one of the most extraordinary completes in kickboxing record, Chavez, way behind on the scorecards, decreased Martinez with his breads and butter a intense remaining connect with about 90 a few moments to go.
Martinez was noticeable up and poorly harm. He created it to his legs and was going to have run out time as the audience went berserk.
Could he endure the way Taylor could not against the old man?
It was contact and go because Martinez went down a few months later, but it was effectively decided a slide by umpire Tony morrison Several weeks. But create no error, Martinez was in problems, certainly wishing to listen to the ultimate gong.
But he put on against Chavez, who had been pulled for the past 11 units, and lastly observed it band.
Once the battle was over, the ratings 118-109, 118-109 and 117-110 were educational. What individuals will keep in mind permanently are the ultimate a few moments of the battle.
Lou DiBella, Martinez's supporter, summed it up completely.
"You saw a kickboxing hospital for 11 units and you saw an legendary last circular," DiBella said. "I don't know how he organised on. That was legendary. That was an excellent evening for kickboxing."
Chavez realized he let the battle evade him by not completing Martinez when he had him in such bad form.
"I was 20 seconds away from knocking him out," said Chavez, who was busted up and appeared to have a broken, bloody nose. "I just started way too late. I thought I could do the whole fight what I did the last round."
He could not even come close to that, because Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KOs) had taken him to the woodshed for virtually the entire fight.
"The speed was the difference," said Freddie Roach, Chavez's trainer. "I told him to go out and exchange with him every round. I knew Martinez was good. I just didn't know how good. Chavez can do better. This was a good lesson for him.
"He needed to let his hands go sooner. I told him in the 10th round, he better start fighting or I was going to stop it."
Chavez (46-1-1, 32 KOs) barely threw any punches early on, and Martinez pounded him and easily outboxed him, until the 12th round.
"Chavez fought a great fight and he was a lot tougher than I expected," Martinez said. "He showed a great, great heart. [The knockdown] was a mistake. Julio took advantage and he dropped me. It is great for boxing to have a champion like me willing to fight anyone."
It was Mexican Independence Day weekend, and Chavez had ample support from the boisterous crowd, but all the chants of "Mexico! Mexico!" could do nothing for him.
Martinez, with considerable support from Argentines who dotted the crowd with flags, fought a brilliant fight. A masterpiece -- at least until the final 90 seconds.