Omar Chávez vs. Marco Nazareth: the tragic fight that marked the son of Julio César

Omar experienced the sensation of having caused the death of his opponent (Photo: Instagram/@omarchavezzbu)

Getting into the ring always represents a risk, since a bad blow can lead to a fatal outcome, as happened in the fight in Omar Chavez vs Marco Nazareth. One of the children of Julio Cesar Chavez he experienced the torment of seeing his rival in a critical health situation after finishing a fight. And later Omar experienced the sensation of causing the death of his opponent.

Omar’s career was on the rise and in his first fights as a professional boxer he proved to be a worthy bearer of the Chavez surname, which is why he began to arrange more fights in Mexico; On his way he came across a 23 year old fighter who had the intentions of defeating the son of the Cesar of boxing.

Marco Antonio Nazareth was 23 years old when he died (Photo: TUDN)
Marco Antonio Nazareth was 23 years old when he died (Photo: TUDN)

It was like that Omar Chavez came to face Marco Antonio Nazareth, a young boxer from Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. After carrying out a first duel in which Omar took the victory, Marco Antonio the Texan, as he was also known, asked for a rematch.

A year after the first fight, both parties agreed on a new chapter of Chavez vs. Nazareth. The event occurred on July 18, 2009 in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco. Both fighters came out with the energy to give a good fight above the ring.

The event took place on July 18, 2009 in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (Photo: Twitter/@WRADIOMexico)
The event took place on July 18, 2009 in Puerto Vallarta, Jalisco (Photo: Twitter/@WRADIOMexico)

From the first rounds, both Aztec boxers showed off their combinations and other blows. For round three of the fight Omar Earthquake Chávez He was cornered by his opponent, Marco Antonio took advantage of the low guard of the member of the Chávez dynasty and punished him with a series of keys and combinations that defeated the Sinaloan.

But for the fourth round Omar recovered and that’s when it happened fatal incident. There were only a few minutes left for the assault to end and both boxers unleashed all possible blows; Between the joy of the public and the emotion of the closing of the round, both neglected their guard.

For the fourth round, Omar recovered and that was when the fatal incident occurred (Photo: YotuTube/@TV Azteca/Arlong Park)
For the fourth round, Omar recovered and that was when the fatal incident occurred (Photo: YotuTube/@TV Azteca/Arlong Park)

Marco Nazareth began to bend his arms and staggered, despite his attempts to continue the fight, he was unable to hit his blows. The referee saw the countenance of Nazareth but did not stop the fight.

The son of Julio Cesar Chavez He connected several blows to his rival’s face, despite the fact that he seemed disoriented and weak, he let the fight run. A few minutes after the bell rang, the judge intervened and stopped the fight to score technical knockout in favor of Omar Chavez.

While the chavez dynasty celebrated the victory, on the other side of the corner there were minutes of anguish because Marco Nazareth fainted and the medical assistance entered immediately to transfer him to the hospital.

Julio César Chávez's son landed several blows to his rival's face (Photo: Notimex)
Julio César Chávez’s son landed several blows to his rival’s face (Photo: Notimex)

The 23-year-old fighter was disoriented and was taken to the emergency room by paramedics. Once hospitalized and after carrying out medical tests, he was diagnosed with a strokeThat same night he entered the operating room. After being hospitalized for four days, he died on July 22, 2009.

The news had an impact on the family of Julio César Chávez because they felt empathy for the family of the Texan Nazareth. For Omar it was one of the hardest moments of his career, for the program The story behind the myth from TV Azteca told what the death of his rival represented.

“Marco Nazareth is the saddest thing that has happened to me in my career. They are things that come to you in a moment, one goes up to win but not to hurt the fighter “

The 23-year-old fighter was disoriented and the paramedics took him to the emergency room (Photo: YouTube/TV Azteca/@Arlong Park)
The 23-year-old fighter was disoriented and the paramedics took him to the emergency room (Photo: YouTube/TV Azteca/@Arlong Park)

But who most affected by the death of Marco Antonio was Julio César Chávez himself since he considered that it could have been one of his children who lost his life for boxing, as recapitulated by the same television program TV Azteca.

In October of the same year, Omar Chávez resumed his activity as a boxer and faced the American James Ventry, whom he defeated by unanimous decision. Julio César’s son closed that chapter in his career and continued in professional boxing.

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