Standing Eight: The Inspiring Story of Jesus "El Matador" Chavez

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Hachette Books, Apr 28, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 304 pages
Standing Eight is the stirring account of the life of current IBF Lightweight Champion of the world, Jesus Chavez. Born in 1972, Gabriel Sandoval, Jesus' real name, grew up in the impoverished city of Delicias, Mexico. At seven, he swam across the Rio Grande with his mother and younger sister to join his father, an illegal worker in Chicago. There Gabriel learned both English and boxing, eventually winning three Gold Glove championships. After serving jail time for robbery and being deported to Mexico twice as an illegal, he returned to the U.S. and now resides in Austin, Texas, where he plans to defend his title in November 2006.
 

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STANDING EIGHT: The Inspiring Story of Jesus "El Matador" Chavez, Who Became Lightweight Champion of the World

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As if being a professional boxer weren't hard enough, add the day-to-day worry of being an illegal immigrant and the stigma of being an ex-con. For Jesus Chavez, born Gabriel Sandoval, life never was ... Read full review

Contents

Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 14
Section 15
Section 16
Section 17
Section 18
Section 19
Section 20
Section 21

Section 9
Section 10
Section 11
Section 12
Section 13
Section 22
Section 23
Section 24
Section 25
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Adam Pitluk is a contributor to TIME magazine and is the author of Standing Eight. He spent most of the 1990s living along various rivers in Missouri and now lives in Dallas, Texas.

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