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Chavez Sr robbed at gunpoint in Mexico City Friday

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Chavez Sr robbed at gunpoint in Mexico City Friday

Stan Szeto-USA TODAY Sports

Chavez Sr robbed at gunpoint in Mexico City Friday

The boxer regarded as the greatest fighter that Mexican boxing history, the legendary Julio César Chávez, was a victim of crime upon his arrival in Mexico City on Friday, where he will partake in the show A Los Golpes on ESPN and analyze the fights for TV Azteca.

“I have just been the victim of an assault, putting the gun on my head, snatching my watch and my chain from me and Jorge (Peña)  from his watch. There is no doubt that life is lost a second.” Chavez Sr. wrote on his Twitter on Friday.

In a report from ESPN Deportes,

Chavez arrived in Mexico City in the company of Jorge Peña, who is part of his team. As soon as they left the Benito Juarez International Airport when they had traveled just a kilometer over the Bicentennial Circuit, a motorcycle was paired in the transport they took and Julio César took the chain he was carrying and asked for the Hublot brand watch that the World Council of Boxing had given him last May.

Peña was also removed from his watch. They both left their cell phones but said that Julio was cut cartridge and put the gun on his head while demanding that he hand over his property.

Chavez later called for them to stop crime in the Mexican capital in the followup tweet on his Twitter account.

“I want to clarify that not all motorcyclists are criminals, but it is important to be aware of the motorcycles on which two crew members come because most of the time they are the ones who assault people. There are good people in our Mexico”.

On July 12, the ‘César del Boxei’ celebrated 57 years of life in the company of his family, and received congratulations from the boxing, business and social world of Mexico and many others around the world, because he is one of the most beloved characters in the social scene of Mexico. Glad to hear he is okay after such a scary situation.

Chavez is former three division world champion and regarded as one of the top lightweight champions in boxing history. He is one of the most legendary sports figures in Mexican history and was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame in 2010.

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