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Chavez stops Celaya to win WBC title

February 10, 2008|From the Associated Press

LEON, Mexico -- Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. stopped Jose Celaya by technical knockout in the eighth round Saturday night to win the World Boxing Council continental super welterweight title.

Chavez Jr. improved to 35-0-1 with 28 KOs on a card held in el Domo de la Feria in this city, located 200 miles northwest of the capital.

Celaya, 26, came into the fight with five straight wins and dropped to 31-4 with 16 knockouts.

Chavez Jr. is the oldest son of former three-time champion Julio Cesar Chavez, who was at the fight as a TV analyst.

The youngest of the Chavez dynasty, Omar, also won his fight, beating Miguel Camacho by a knockout on the first round on a preliminary bout.

Also Saturday, Edgar Sosa (31-5, 16 KOs) defended his WBC 108-pound title by outpointing Jeses Iribe (10-5-1).

From the Associated Press

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