The story of the boxer who fell for drugs and now is a hero

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The prominent former Mexican boxer, Julio César Chávez, lived a real ordeal with drugs and alcohol, but came out of that and today is an example for society

The story of the boxer who fell for drugs and now is a hero

The Mexican Julio César Chávez became a legend of Latin boxing thanks to the titles he got, but he lived in the hell for drugs. In his youth he always dreamed of going far, with the passage of time he succeeded, but bad friendships led him down the wrong path.

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"So, I looked for the stupidest and most stupid things: alcohol and drugs. Where did that take me? To a bottomless precipice," Chavez told Excelsior.com. 'César del Boxeo' has felt very sad after remembering these episodes that brought him many problems in his personal and family life.

Also, he suffered from depression and on several occasions was about to take his own life. In the same way, he assaulted and humiliated his wife many times. "There were conflicts with my family and little training. I became arrogant, "Chavez said in an interview with Adela Micha in dialogue with Marca.

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Alcohol also affected him

His childhood and adolescence were not easy because his father constantly attacked his mother and ingested alcohol very often. "Alcoholism is a very hard disease. I suffered it with my father, who mistreated my mother. It was lost in a vice," Julio told Sipse.com.

Later, he fell into the consumption of cocaine, after defeating the Puerto Rican, Hector 'El Macho' Camacho for the superlight belt. Chávez commented to the aforementioned media that he did not want to give up drugs, and that he repeatedly lacked respect for his children because of their problems.

In the same way, Chávez said that the first step is the invitation to a drink, a beer and thence to drugs. The friends did not support him. He also had links with known drug traffickers such as Francisco Rafael Arellano Félix, with whom he was seen at various social events.

The Chilango.com portal reported that the former fighter often attended the bar Frankie Oh, one of the most luxurious, owned by the narco. Amalia Carrasco, the wife of the boxer, suffered a lot because apart from hitting her, he slandered her, slandered her and threatened her frequently.

With her he had three children, and after this series of conflicts, he separated and began the trial for the parental authority of each of his descendants. Another situation that Chavez experienced after falling into the drug was when he consumed cocaine in the bath of Pope John Paul II in the Vatican, but denied it.

The Universal.com, recorded a narration of Rodolfo Chavez, brother of the glory of the Aztec boxing in the book "Julio Cesar Chavez, the true story". "My brother took out of his pants a paper that wrapped cocaine, spread it over the marble so he could inhale it."

After that, Rodolfo indicated that Chávez moved to another place in the Vatican with the Pope, and Juan Pablo II gave his blessing to Julio Cesar. "You think you can leave the drug when you want, but that's a lie, you self-deceive yourself," said Chavez in Don Francisco Te Invita.

He added in the interview that he lost respect for the people who supported him, and confessed that he thought about committing suicide due to a series of demands he had. He said he tried to kill himself with a gun, but his brother-in-law Michael intervened, taking his revolver, he let loose a bullet that went the other way without risk.

In his power he had houses, yachts, money, but happiness was not complete. Later, the courage allowed him to get out of this delicate torture. This is how the Julio Cesar Chavez Foundation was born, which has generated funds to help people suffering from addictions.

Likewise, the Aztec boxer has been working together with other sports figures organizing sports events and boxing clinics. The portal Sportsvice.com, explained that Julio gave back to the problems, and this has allowed him to help others who have gone through times of difficulty. This outstanding ex pugilist has been without drugs for eight years and has two rehabilitation clinics that have allowed him to help young people.


LatinAmerican Post | Daniel Cuevas

Translated from "La historia del boxeador que cayó en las drogas y ahora es un héroe"

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