Photographed above: Julio Cesar Chavez
Rafael Chavez, brother to boxing legend Julio Cesar Chavez was recently murdered in Mexico during an alleged botched armed robbery. Julio is widely considered one of the most iconic Mexican boxers of all time.
According to a Sinaloa state prosecutor, two men entered Rafael Chavez’s Culiacan home Sunday night and demanded money. One of the men was armed.
During the robbery, Chavez allegedly resisted and was shot and killed in front of his family.
Rafael is an uncle to Julio’s son, Julio Jr., who fought Canelo Alvarez in May.
MyMMANews offers condolences to the entire Chavez family.