Julio Cesar Chavez’s brother murdered in attempted robbery at home in Mexico

By Jesse Reed

Julio Cesar Chavez and his entire family are in mourning after his brother, Rafael Chavez, was shot and killed in an armed robbery at his home in Mexico.

“Sinaloa state prosecutor Juan Jose Rios said in a news conference that two men entered the rear of Rafael Chavez’s house in Culiacan on Sunday night. One was armed and demanded money. Some amount of money was handed over, but they demanded more, Rios said. When Chavez resisted he was shot,” per boxingscene.com.

Roberto Chavez, his brother, confirmed Rafael Chavez was shot in front of his family.


“This is incredible, they just attacked my uncle ‘Borrego’ and when he did not want to give them the money, they killed him. It is incredible how people can take the life of someone who has children, a mother and wife, without knowing the pain and damage they will cause so easy. I can not believe it. I hope justice will be done,” wrote Omar Chavez on his Instagram account.

This awful news has the Chavez family, and the boxing community in general, in a state of shock. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family members as they grieve this tragic loss.