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[VIDEO] JC Chavez On Drugs, Narcos And Suicide

Julio César Chávez, boxing legend and hero to Mexican dads everywhere, recently appeared on “Titulares Telemundo” where he opened up about some of the darkest days of his life. In an interview with Miguel Gurwitz, Chávez described what it was like to fall into a pit of drug addiction and how it nearly led him to take his life.

Chávez talked to Gurwitz about the first time he tried cocaine.

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Chávez said he first tried cocaine in 1992 after his fight versus Hector “Macho” Camacho. He said it became an addiction he couldn’t shake. Chávez, who grew up poor, said his lavish lifestyle wasn’t making him happy. “I felt alone, empty. And what did I seek out? The dumbest and most stupid thing I could, which was drugs.”

He also clarified what kind of relationship he had with Mexican drug lords.

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“I know all of the drug traffickers. All of them. From the smallest to the biggest. They wanted to meet me, take pictures with me.” Chávez said he was just a celebrity that they admired. “Thank god that I never got involved in drug trafficking,” he said to Gurwitz.

Chávez revealed that he was an abusive father.

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CREDIT: Credit: Telemundo Deportes / YouTube

Chávez says his children suffered due to his drug and alcohol addiction. “They suffered a lot, honestly. They suffered a lot. I treated their mother poorly. I was always drugged out… I would insult them.” Chávez said that at the time, he cared more about drugs than his family. “When you’re deep into alcohol and drugs, you fall in love with the drugs and alcohol. And your loved ones are the ones you push away the most,” Chávez told Gurwitz.

Chávez also revealed that he almost committed suicide.

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CREDIT: Credit: Telemundo Deportes / YouTube

Chávez says his drug addiction drove him to suicide. When he attempted to shoot himself, his brother-in-law in law intervened and saved him. Chávez says that moment was the beginning of his turnaround. He says he’s been sober for six years.

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Donald Trump Offends Mexicans Again With One Of His “Jokes"

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Donald Trump Offends Mexicans Again With One Of His “Jokes”

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Another week has gone by, which means Donald Trump has been offensive once again. This time, the travesty occurred at a campaign rally in Manchester, N.H. Just as he said, “What they have done to us is incredible. Their leaders are so much smarter, so much sharper, it’s incredible,” referring to the Mexican government, a random plane flew overhead – because you know, that’s what planes do.

Gazing at the sky ominously, he said, “In fact, that could be a Mexican plane up there. They could be getting ready to attack.”

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The comment got out on Twitter, spawning hateful threads and more Trump trauma. Apparently, the comment was meant as a joke – you can add comedian to the list of jobs Donald Trump isn’t fit for. With all fairness, with Trump you never can tell when something is a joke, or when he’s being totally serious.

Read more about this here.


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