Former Mexican Olympic boxer Raúl Castañeda died this Wednesday after receiving several shots in an ambush and persecution in the city of La Paz, capital of the state of Baja California Sur, local media reported today.
Castañeda, 34, was bronze in the Santo Domingo 2007 Pan American Games held in the Dominican Republic and also participated in the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
Witnesses indicated that Castañeda received a blast in the vehicle he was driving and later collided with another due to the fact that the driver was injured by the bullet holes.
The medical services assisted Castañeda and transferred him to a hospital, where he died hours later.
«Rest in peace rest my good friend Raúl Castañeda. We went together to the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. He was a witness at my wedding, he was a great person and a good friend, he had many stumbles in life and made mistakes, like everyone else, but big at heart, ”wrote his partner and friend, the Mexican boxer and former world champion Abner Mares.
After passing through the boxing An amateur, Castañeda, who was nicknamed “Pay”, turned professional, a field in which he accumulated 15 wins, eight by knockout, and two losses.
His last fight was on July 7, 2012 and later Castañeda was imprisoned on several occasions for the crime of robbery. EFE