The wife of Mexican boxer Julio César Chávez Jr claims her husband was robbed of his $40,000 watch by scantily clad women he met in Las Vegas after losing his fight against Canelo Alvarez.
Footage of a ‘drunk’ Chávez lying on a bed with three women surrounding him emerged on Thursday afternoon, just days after he was pummeled by Alvarez in their catchweight bout at the T-Mobile Arena on May 6.
And even though he was caught in a very compromising position in the video filmed in the boxer’s MGM Grand suite, Chavez’s wife, Frida, has stood by him despite the women being brought back to his room.
Frida, told ESPN that the couple met a British man and some women at the hotel bar on May 8 before she went back upstairs to care for the couple’s daughter, Julia.
She claims those same people robbed Chávez of his phone, a $40,000 Hublot watch, and his $3 million check from the Alvarez fight after a night of partying.
She also hinted at the possibility that he may have been drugged that night and the women may have slipped something in his drink in an attempt to take advantage of him.
Frida said she believes the alleged robbery occurred around the hours of 5am and 6am
‘I had the check on the table, and when I checked the next day, there was no check,’ she told news site Remezcla. ‘The watch was also gone.’
In the video, Chavez, who remained with the women even after his wife left to go upstairs, is seen lying on his hotel suite bed as a woman sits on top of him and touches his chest.
Another man, who is recording, pulls the woman’s pants down to show her buttocks.
Seconds later, a second woman pulls down her jeans to show off her bum as well.
Frida said that nothing justifies what went on in the video; however, she blames it on her husband having too much to drink.
She told ESPN that once her husband went through several drinks, he was the object of a trap, in which he was robbed of his belongings, including his cell phone.
Frida said she wasn’t at the hotel room party because she had to look after their daughter.
The only reason the family stayed in Vegas after her husband’s fight was because Frida wanted to go to the ‘Celine Dion concert on Tuesday’.
When Frida returned to the room the next morning, she noticed the items were missing.