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From heaven to hell; these are the boxers who ended up broke

The boxing is recognized for being a sport that leaves millionaire earnings for boxers, however, many of them lead a life full of luxury and excess


The boxing is recognized for being a sport that leaves millionaire earnings for boxers, however, many of them lead a life full of luxury and excess that ends up leaving them bankrupt at the end of their careers; from Victor Rabanales, passing by Rubén “El Púas” olive groves, Carlos Zarate And till Julio Cesar Chavez are some of the victims.

Ruben “El Púas” Olivares

Without a doubt, the case “The Púas” Olivares has been one of the most notorious, this because he went from being four times World Champion, to selling all his awards in the Lagunilla de la CDMX. Despite this, he who is considered by many to be the best bantamweight in boxing history, he refuses to accept his reality.

Victor Rabanales

nicknamed “The Lacandon” He established himself as the bantamweight champion in September 1992, this after defeating the Japanese Joichiro Tatsuyoshi. Unlike many, Victor Rabales was scammed for an alleged sale of the volcano Popocatepetl in 30 thousand USD, in addition to offering him a fleet of taxis whose owner was in another person’s name, he even had to sell his championship belt valued at 15 thousand USD in 5 thousand pesos, this with the promise of advising him in business. Since then, Rabanales ended up working as a franelero, loader and assistant in inns and taquerias.

Carlos Zarate

After the defeat he suffered against Guadalupe Pintor 40 years ago, the life of Carlos Zarate began to change drastically, since having a yacht in Acapulco, several luxury cars, or being close to buying the house from his friend Vicente Fernandez (RIP) he went on to live in seedy hotels in La Merced, Tepito, and Peralvillo; he even had to be hospitalized for 10 months in a rehabilitation center due to his drug addiction.

Rodolfo “El Gato González”

During the 1980s, “Gonzalez Cat” He saw his career skyrocket after twice contesting the lightweight and super lightweight world championships. However, a series of accidents caused all this to be diluted. On October 5, 2007, Rodolfo González saw how his life took a complete turn, this after the police found three bodies, two of them lifeless; Consequently, the former boxer ended up behind bars.

Julio Cesar Chavez

It is well known that “The Grand Champion” had serious drug problems which triggered a waste of money, even he himself has said that He was on the verge of suicide. Nonetheless, Julio Cesar Chavez He has been able to maintain a decent life thanks to his participation as a boxing commentator, in addition to the multiple businesses he has.