TIJUANA, B.C., MEXICO (February 18, 2022) – Oscar De La Hoya, 10-time world champion, in six different divisions and Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy, presented Julio «J.C.» Cesar Chavez with a donation of $2,000,000 pesos to his namesake foundation, The Julio Cesar Chavez Foundation, today as part of the weigh-in festivities of Munguia vs. Ballard at the Grand Hotel Tijuana. The Julio Cesar Chavez Foundation, is based in Tijuana, B.C., and provides free services for the underprivileged to prevent and treat substance abuse via a rehabilitation center.
“Julio, you represent a lot for many people. Yes we were rivals at one point in our careers but that stays in the ring. He is one of the greatest to ever wear boxing gloves and now he is helping a lot of people here in Tijuana. I want to give a contribution of 2,000,000 pesos to his rehabilitation center for the Julio Cesar Chavez Foundation,” said Oscar De La Hoya, Chairman and CEO of Golden Boy.
“Thank you for your friendship and support. This money will save a lot of lives. As many of you know, I have struggled with addiction, but there are many who cannot afford help. This will go a long way to help a lot of people in Tijuana. Thank you,” said Julio Cesar Chavez.