The fever for the fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor continues to leave its consequences in the world of boxing and in this case the Mexican Julio César Chávez Jr. published a video that copies the style of the fighters who faced each other in Las Vegas on Saturday 26 of August.
The 31-year-old fighter posted a video showing himself counting bundles of money totaling $ 200,000.
It is estimated that the sum is part of what he pocketed in the fight against Sául “Canelo” Álvarez in May of this year. For that fight, the Mexican made about $ 10 million.
But this was not what caused the criticism on social media. The recording was accompanied by a phrase that can be described as superb: “I am so poor that all I have is money.”
More than 53 million Mexicans live in poverty, that is, 43.6% of the country’s total population, according to data from the latest report from the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy (Coneval).
In this context, these types of comments from one of the sports figures of the Latin country are unfortunate and are often subject to criticism. Chávez Jr. has not yet apologized for what he said nor has he deleted the video.
What the boxer has reported is that he will donate $ 25,000 for those affected by Hurricane Harvey. The tweet in this regard was addressed to “those who talk about money.” However, what stood out from those 140 characters was not his gesture, but a misspelling: “press.” (Infobae)