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Boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez denies alleged ties with top Mexican drug cartel bosses

January 23, 2016  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez denies alleged ties with top Mexican drug cartel bosses

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Boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez is vehemently denying any wrongdoing amid accusations that he has close ties to powerful drug cartels in his homeland of Mexico.

In an article published in WRadio, journalist Ricardo Aleman from El Universal accused Chavez of having links to major influential figures in the Mexico’s narco-world and even with actress Kate del Castillo, who helped set up the meeting between actor Sean Penn and Sinaloa drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo.”

Aleman further alleges that the boxing legend laundered illicit drug proceeds for reputed cartel kingpins in Mexico.

An infuriated Chavez responded to the allegation by demanding a public apology from Aleman and Mexican newspaper El Universal and threatened a lawsuit.

“I talked to my lawyers in the United States and Mexico, and we will file a defamation suit because this man is baseless,” said Chavez. “I have no idea where Aleman got this fricken bull s**t, if It were true then why did I continue to fight, I retired at the age of 42,” he added.

The former pound for pound king has never denied not knowing drug traffickers. However, he refuted accusations that he committed a crime while maintaining that he has met many different people from all walks of life in his hometown of Culiacan and has never refused to greet anyone wanting to meet the legendary boxing champ, even individuals in the drug dealing business.

Chavez also admitted his close friendship with drug lord Francisco Arellano Felix, who was killed by a man dressed in a clown suit in 2013 during a wedding in Tijuana.

azul julio cesar chavez amado carrillo fuentes

Pictured: Julio Cesar Chavez and son with El Azul (left) and Amado Carillo Fuentes (right)

“Indeed, it is true, I have known many drug traffickers, I have met people all classes, from the president of Mexico to the poorest of people, even met the Pope, and have always taken pictures with everyone,” Chavez proclaimed.

The accusation article links Chavez to some of the most powerful underworld figures including the original founders of the Sinaloa cartel Ismael”El Mayo” Zambada, Hector “El Guero” Palma, Juan Jose Esparragoza “El Azul,” late Juarez Cartel boss Amado Carillo and drug lord Francisco Arellano Felix.

Aleman also accused Chavez of being a substitute father figure to Mexican actress Yolanda Andrade, who’s late father Rolando Andrade was long suspected of being a money launderer for the Sinaloa cartel.

Andrade has also been implicated in the Kate Del Castillo-Chapo Guzman circus. She is believed to have facilitated a meeting at the request of her good friend Del Castillo with a lawyer connected with the Sinaloa cartel and in return she received an advisory position for the biopic film based on Chapo Guzman’s life story.

Julio Cesar Chavez (Center) with Yolanda Andrade (left) and Kate Del Castillo (Right)

Julio Cesar Chavez (Center) with Yolanda Andrade (left) and Kate Del Castillo (Right)

“Every line in those articles is untrue, unfounded, it violates my fundamental rights, and it could put my family in danger, and damage my public reputation,” Chavez said in an interview with Pulso.

Aleman’s story was supported by photos of Chavez, Andrade and Del Castillo, who all attended the opening of the boxer’s rehabilitation center in Culiacan.

Officials revealed that the famous October 2nd meeting arranged by Del Castillo between Guzman and Penn played a vital role in Guzman’s January 8th capture in the town of Los Mochis.

According to flirty text message exchanges between the drug lord and del Castillo, Guzman stayed in Los Mochis, with hopes of having another “meeting” with the sexy starlet.

Investigators said El Chapo had developed an obsession with Del Castillo, which ended up being his downfall.

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