Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has found himself in a troubling situation recently.
The former boxing champion and son of Mexican boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. was reported by TMZ Sports to have been hospitalized after a distress call by his wife Frida Chavez was made from his residence, regarding the general health and safety of Chavez Jr.
It was further reported that Chavez Jr was hospitalized. Under California law, individuals who are deemed "a danger to others, or to themselves, or gravely disabled" can be held for evaluation, assessment, and crisis intervention for up to 72 hours as a part of 5150 hold. Yet, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has taken to a Mexican newspaper to refute rumors suggesting he is confined to a psychiatric hospital in the United States adding some confusion to an already complicated story. The incident which supposedly happened in the Hollywood, California area on October 24th is getting murkier by the minute as the 37-year-old former pro boxer even responded.
"I feel sorry for him because his children are little and he's not enjoying them,” said Julio Chavez Sr., Chavez Jr.’s father on the Bromeando con los Rivera show. “It hurts me that he's going to go crazy, that he's going to have an accident driving at 12-1 in the morning at full speed, that he's going to have a heart attack from all the pills he takes.”
"Everything is 100 percent, there are some very stupid stories," said Chavez Jr in a video with Cancha.
Chavez Jr, a once-promising prizefighter, who was looking to follow in his father’s footsteps, sadly fell into his father’s shadow. After a failed attempt at greatness against Sergio Martinez, Chavez Jr has compiled a record of 7-5 over the past ten years since, and losing every meaningful he has been in. Most notably getting outclassed by Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez, stopped by Andrzej Fonfara, outboxed by MMA legend Anderson Silva, and stopped by Daniel Jacobs.
Now it appears Chavez Jr might just have a bigger fight on his hands than any he had in the ring prior.