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Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. refuses help by drug lords to punish killers of his brother

July 4, 2017  |  Posted by: JammedUp Staff
Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. refuses help by drug lords to punish killers of his brother

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Mexican boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. said he will not accept the support offered by his friends within the powerful drug cartels to meet the murderers of his brother.

Rafael Chávez González was shot to death last week during a home invasion in Culiacan, Sinaloa.

Following his brother’s murder, Chavez Sr. voiced his outrage that not enough was being done by police about his brother’s killing and vowed to get revenge his own.

Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. once again vowed that the killers would not go unpunished in an interview with Mexican journalist Ciro Gómez Leyva on Radio Formula but maintained it would be under the guidelines of the law.

Rafael Chávez González, the brother of Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. was shot to death last week at his home in Culiacan

“It will get to where it has to arrive and you will see in a few days the murderer behind bars,” the boxing legend said.

The former world boxing champion lamented his brother’s murder and admitted he’s maintained friendships with some of Mexico’s top narcotics traffickers but insisted he would rather see the assailants behind bars rather than resort to violence as retribution.

“Very sad what happened to my brother, who was a man like me and was also dedicated to saving lives,” Chavez said.

Chavez is from Sinaloa, which has been home to some of Mexico’s most infamous drug kingpins.

Undated photo shows Chavez Sr. (center) with legendary drug lords Juan Amado Carrillo Fuentes, known as “El Señor de Los Cielos” (right) and Juan José Esparragoza Moreno “El Azul” seated  left

Julio Cesar Chavez Sr. doesn’t deny his links to some of the most notorious drug lords including former Juarez Cartel boss Amado Carrillo Fuentes, known as “El Señor de Los Cielos” (Lord of the Skies) and Juan José Esparragoza Moreno, “El Azul,” one of the founders of the Sinaloa Cartel and partner of imprisoned kingpin Joaquin ‘El Chapo’ Guzman.

“I say it openly, I have friends of all kinds, I have friends who are drug traffickers, politicians, friends of all kinds because I am a public person and fortunately I have the respect and affection of all Mexicans,” he said.

“Everyone wanted to try to help me, tell me, give me clues and what I’ve said is, no, let’s do it all under the law because tomorrow, I don’t want anyone to say me or my son Julio had him killed,” he said.

Also, Julio César Chávez revealed that his brother was assassinated by three thousand pesos. “He gave him what he had and it was done for very little, I do not know if my brother wanted to struggle, I know there were five shots and my brother only had three bullets in the head.”

He also reiterated that he has received warnings of a possible kidnapping attempt. “I had received real threats against me about a possible abduction, so real that people from the United States informed me.”

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