(born June 1 1983 in Las Cruces, New Mexico
) is an American female boxer
in the Super Bantamweight
division. She is the IFBA
world Super Bantamweight champion, and considered by many to be one of women's boxing
's future stars. As far as it is known, she has no relation with Mexican boxing
legend Julio César Chávez
Chavez began her professional boxing career on October 5 2001, when, at the age of eighteen, she knocked out
the more experienced Brandy Leon in three rounds at Acoma, New Mexico
Her second fight came on December 14 of that year, and she beat Nicole Gallegos by a majority decision in four rounds, also at Acoma.
On March 23 2002, she had her first fight outside the Acoma area, when she knocked out Evangelina Abeyta in the first round. This fight was held at Pojoaque, New Mexico
Chavez kept her winning ways on her next fight when, on April 13, she fought Jodi Johnson on the Isleta Indian Reservation. She scored her second first round knockout in a row that night.
Jackie Chavez next made her Albuquerque, New Mexico
debut, when she faced Raquelle Tebo on September 17. She outpointed Tebo, who had only one defeat before that fight, in four rounds.
Chavez had a forced lay-off from boxing after that fight, spending 2003 without fighting anyone. But, on February 21 2004, she returned to the boxing ring, in Roswell
, the town that is better known for the alleged spaceship
crash of the 1950s. In Roswell, she beat LeAnne Villareal by a four round... Read More