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‘We want him to receive professional help’: Julio Cesar Chavez Jr enters treatment program following arrest

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is expected to remain in the treatment program though next court date on Feb. 15.

Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is facing three felony gun possession charges.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is facing three felony gun possession charges.
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Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

Following the news of Julio Cesar Chavez Jr being arrested and charged for illegal gun possession, it’s now being reported by ESPN that Chavez Jr has made his $50,000 bond and has been released from jail under the condition that he enters a residential treatment program.

Chavez Jr has now entered a program in Los Angeles, CA according to his attorney Guadalupe Valencia, and will remain there at least until his next scheduled court date on Feb. 15.

“We as his legal team, as well as his father and other family members, care deeply for him,” Valencia told ESPN. “We, including the court, want him to receive professional help. Julio is a tremendous person and now is his moment to work on himself, so that he can rejoin his children in the next chapter of his life.”

The son of the Mexican legend is currently facing three felony gun charges as he’s alleged to have been in possession of two AR-style weapons without serial numbers, also known as ghost guns.

Chavez Jr, 37, hasn’t fought professionally since a late 2021 win, which at least appears to have been the end of the road for his boxing career although he’s never formally announced a retirement.

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