Julio Cesar Chavez Jr has broken his silence regarding a video that circulated in the media that showed him surrounded by scantily clad women in a hotel room with reports that followed of him being robbed of a $40,000 watch plus his seven-figure cheque from his fight with Canelo.
The video followed his less than thrilling Mexican super fight with countryman Saul “Canelo” Alvarez which he lost via a lopsided twelve round decision.
Chavez believes that the ordeal was a setup, saying men from Tamaulipas had approached him at a local bar and began buying him drinks, highlighting them as possible ringleaders of what happened.
“I think all this and the video was planned, it was something done to burn me. They did what they did with the video and then they left. I have never paid for any woman, nor will I,” Chavez Jr. told media in Mexico.
“I think they took advantage of me. I am very confident [that it was orchestrated by someone that I know]. I know that it was not the right thing to do [by me], but it’s also not right to say that I’m the worst thing out there, to call me an infidel, and say that I’m a bad example for the youth.”
Chavez Jr’s main concern was the feelings of his wife Frida Muñoz and less than with the money taken from him that night
“For me money comes and goes, but what mattered most to me was that my wife knew that nothing had happened with these other girls,” Chavez Jr. said. “Of course she was angry with me, she is my wife, but I spoke with one of the boys who appeared in the video and I demanded he explain what happened”
“I said, The problem here is not the watch, the money comes and goes, I want you to tell my wife that nothing happened with the other girls.’ He replied: ‘The women came and went.’ What happened gave me a problem with Frida.”
Chavez Jr. also stated that he plans to continue his career “I’m not retiring, this was a major fight; I had gone a long time without fighting at the weight [of 164.5 that was contracted],”