Following in the grand tradition of elite athletes misplacing expensive watches, Mexican former WBC middleweight champion Julio César Chávez Jr has allegedly had his Hublot stolen from his Las Vegas hotel room. Chávez Jr’s wife, Frida, alleges that the unidentified Hublot (and a phone) were stolen from Chávez Jr by women with whom he was partying, and that she was later contacted by the thieves. Vaguely salacious video posted on Daily Mail shows Chávez, seemingly intoxicated, on a bed surrounded by women. Frida Chávez asserts that her husband may have been drugged in order to facilitate the theft. Luck clearly hasn’t been going Chávez’s way recently, having just been resoundingly beaten by 26-year old Canelo Álvarez in 12 rounds.
Hublot is an active supporter of boxing and has sponsored the World Boxing Council since 2012. In fact, Hublot has previously created a limited edition celebrating Chávez Jr’s famous father, Julio César Chávez, who retired in 2005 with 105 wins to his name (out of a total of 115 fights). The King Power WBC, released as an edition of 12 in 2012, celebrated Chávez Snr and other legends, and was auctioned off to raise money for the WBC’s charitable initiatives.