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Boxer Julio César Chávez Jr. arrested for allegedly carrying a weapon

After the events, the boxer said that it was “not fair” that he was given such treatment

El boxeador mexicano Julio César Chávez Jr. fue detenido en Culiacán
El boxeador mexicano Julio César Chávez Jr. fue detenido en Culiacán | EFE

January 14, 2022 8:48pm

Updated: January 29, 2022 1:06pm

Mexican boxer Julio César Chávez Jr. was arrested on Friday in Culiacán, Sinaloa for allegedly carrying weapons.

“Why are you stopping me?” asked Chávez Jr. while broadcasting the events live. Police officers from Mazatlan stopped his car to search him, claiming that he was carrying a weapon. The boxer denied the claim.

The police asked him to get out of the car to talk. The boxer refused to cooperate and warned the police that he was recording them.

“To begin with, you are armed,” said the officers, who also said they had orders to “deliver him to the base."

Chavez denied the accusation and claimed that he and his companion were coming from their home. During the video, the boxer also accused the authorities for blocked his way with a car near a commercial plaza in Culiacán.

After the events, Chávez said on his social media that the way he was treated was “not fair.” However, he did not clarify how the police let him go free.

Recently, the son of legendary boxer Julio César Chávez was the subject of controversy after talking about Saúl “Canelo” Álvarez's love life. According to Chavez Jr., the middleweight champion is “envious” of him because he has stood in the way of several of his love affairs.

I'm the best looking guy in boxing, it’s the truth. Not even Canelo, he doesn't do it, honestly. I've already beaten him several times, that's why he makes me so angry, Chávez said in a broadcast on social media.

At the end of 2021, Chavez Jr. defeated Peruvian fighter David “Pantera” Zegarra in his most recent fight.