[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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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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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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Oscar de La Hoya Announces That He Is Officially Coming Out of Retirement, Will Start Boxing Again in July


Oscar de La Hoya Announces That He Is Officially Coming Out of Retirement, Will Start Boxing Again in July

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On Friday, boxing world champion and Olympic gold medalist Oscar de la Hoya announced that he officially coming out retirement.

The announcement that Oscar de La Hoya was coming out of retirement came at a press conference hosted by boxing and MMA enthusiast, Snoop Dogg.

Snoop Dogg teased the big announcement saying, “I smell something golden. You smell it?” before Oscar de la Hoya arrived on stage to reveal his big news.

“July 3, I’m making my comeback,” he said before dramatically dropping the mic and exiting the stage. Based on their reaction, the audience seemed excited about the news.

Oscar de la Hoya has been teasing his return to boxing for a while now.

Rumors of de la Hoya boxing again had been circulating for months. In August of last year, the Golden Boy revealed to ESPN that he did, indeed, have plans to come out of retirement.

“The rumors are true, and I’m going to start sparring in the next few weeks,” he said. “It’s a real fight. I miss being in the ring, I love boxing. Boxing is what gave me everything I have today, and I just miss it.”

Oscar de la Hoya’s last boxing match was in 2008 against Filipino world champion Manny Pacquiao.

The 2008 fight was a major loss for de la Hoya and he stopped the fight after the eighth round. After that loss, de la Hoya famously said: “I don’t have it anymore.”

At the peak of his career, Oscar de la Hoya was the top-rated fighter in the world. Since he retired from boxing, he has spent most of his energy building Golden Boy Promotions, a boxing and mixed martial arts promotion firm. He is the first Hispanic-American to own a national boxing promotional firm.

The former world champion also founded the Oscar de la Hoya foundation, which aims to “help improve the quality of life for the community in his hometown of East Los Angeles.”

De la Hoya isn’t worried about his performance, because he believes he has passion on his side. “These [young] guys are in it just for the money — that’ll be the big difference,” he told ESPN. “I will fight for the glory, and these guys only fight for the money. And guess what? The glory will always win.”

As of now, there is no word on who the Golden Boy will be fighting, although he previously said that he will fight “any top guy out there”. We’ll see how it goes!

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Dad Of Julio Urías Got A Tattoo Honoring His Son’s World Series Win


Dad Of Julio Urías Got A Tattoo Honoring His Son’s World Series Win

Parents always find new ways to be proud of their children and how to tell the world how proud they are. This includes Julio Urías’ father who recently unveiled his newest tattoo in honor of his World Series-winning son.

Julio Urías’ dad is showing off just how proud he is of his son.

Tattoo artist Andres Ortega Rojas posted photos on Instagram showing off the tattoo. Carlos Urías forever enshrined his sons victorious lunge after Game 6 against the Tampa Bay Rays while a tattoo on his left arm.

Rojas told TMZ that the tattoo took nine hours to complete and that is was Carlos’ first tattoo. The moment captured on Carlos’ arm is one that is etched into the brains of Dodgers fans. It was the first time the Dodger has won the World Series since 1988 ending a decades-long dry spell.

The tattoo is catching everyone’s attention.

People are loving the tribute made to his son with a tattoo. It being his first tattoo is even sweeter. We all know how much our parents are anti-tattoos so seeing this happen is extra touching. Julio is framed by the flags of the Commissioner’s Trophy in the tattoo marking what is clearly Carlos’ most proud moment.

The moment marks a culmination of a long journey to athletic stardom.

Julio first pitched for the Dodgers in 2015. The Mexican baseball player was called up to join the famed baseball team. Carlos and the family made a 13-hour road trip from the Mexican state of Sinaloa to Maryvale Park in Phoenix, Ariz. It was after that long trip that Carlos got to see Julio on the field pitching against the Milwaukee Brewers.

It just goes to show you that anything is possible and that, if you work towards your goals, they can come true.

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