Boxing legend Chavez says he was mugged at gunpoint in Mexico City

FILE PHOTO: Retired boxer Julio Cesar Chavez urges on his son Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. as he fights in opposition to Sergio Martinez right through their title combat on the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada September 15, 2012. REUTERS/Steve Marcus/

MEXICO City (Reuters) – Mexican boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez mentioned on Friday he had been mugged by means of armed robbers in Mexico Metropolis, and he slammed mounting violence that has not too long ago plagued the capital.

“I’ve simply been the sufferer of a robbery, with a pistol to my head, my watch and chain were snatched. There’s no question your existence can also be long gone in a 2nd,” the 57-yr-previous Chavez wrote on Twitter. “The insecurity in Mexico Metropolis is sufficient to make you weep.”

Chavez didn’t provide more details on the incident, excluding suggesting that a partner was once also robbed.

By Way Of Twitter, the Mexico Metropolis legal professional normal’s place of job requested Chavez to get in touch with authorities concerning the incident.

Mexico is at present suffering from document murder levels that have made the capital, long thought of as a somewhat safe haven, increasingly more inclined to outbreaks of violent crime.

Problems with security have been beneath the highlight this week when two Israeli males had been gunned down inside of an upmarket Mexico Metropolis shopping center in an apparent gangland hit.

A former world champion at three completely different weight divisions, Chavez all the way through his top was once regarded as one of the vital absolute best pound-for-pound combatants in the recreation. He’s extensively held to be some of the best Mexican boxers of all time.

Reporting by means of Carlos Calvo Pacheco; Modifying by means of Dave Graham and Leslie Adler

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