Julio Cesar Chavez Jr arrested again, this time for possession of a gun

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., the 37-year-old former middleweight world champion and son of boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., is in trouble again.

According to a TMZ report, he was arrested in Los Angeles for illegal possession of an assault rifle.

The Los Angeles Police Department took him into custody after responding to an onlooker who thought Chavez Jr. posed a threat to himself and potentially others.

Upon entering Chavez Jr.’s residence, the police discovered what TMZ referred to as a "ghost gun”, an untraceable firearm, which is a firearm that voids the government's background check and therefore regulation. California is notoriously tough with gun laws and ‘ghost guns’ are treated as a serious offense. 

Recently, it was reported that Chavez had been allegedly sent to a psychiatric facility.

Despite fighting Sergio Martinez on pay-per-view, Chavez Jr. has faced far greater struggles outside of the ring. His biggest fight might be yet to come. His last boxing contest was in December 2021, when he won a unanimous decision over David Zegarra.