Chavez Sr. Robbed in Mexico City
The legendary Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. was reportedly robbed in Mexico City.
According to ESPN Deportes (via Boxing Scene), Chavez arrived in Mexico City with team member Jorge Pena, leaving Benito Juarez International Airport and traveling on the Bicentennial Circuit when a motorcycle pulled up alongside them.
Chavez says he and Pena were held at gunpoint and forced to hand over property, which included Pena’s watch, Chavez’s chain and a watch gifted to Chavez by the WBC.
“I had just been the victim of an assault, after a gun was put to my head, my watch was snatched and my chain was taken from me, and Jorge had his watch taken,” Chavez wrote on social media. “There is no doubt that a life is lost in a second.”
A three-division world champion, Chavez Sr. was once considered the greatest pound-for-pound boxer in the world. He holds the records for most total successful title defenses, most title fight victories, most fighters beaten in title fights, and most title fights.