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Raul Castaneda, Mexican Olympian - Ambushed, Shot and Killed

By Miguel Rivera

The violence continues in Mexico. In 2017, several fighters and/or their family members have been victims of violence in various cities within Mexico.

The latest incident took place in La Paz, Baja California Sur - where Mexican Olympian Raul Castaneda was ambushed by a storm of bullets and later died.

Castenada was being chased down as he was driving his car, when bullets were fired at his car. Witnesses testified that Castaneda was hit by some of the bullets, lost control of his car and crashed into another vehicle.

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Paramedics arrived at the scene to transfer him to a nearby hospital , where hours later it was reported that the Mexican medalist had lost his life.

The 'Pay' as he was known, was part of the Mexican delegation that participated in the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and the Pan American Games in Santo Domingo 2007, where he won the bronze medal.

Castaneda, who was 34 years old, made it to the second round of the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens and he was stopped, in  the Light flyweight division, by Russia's eventual bronze medalist Sergey Kazakov. He qualified for the Olympic Games by coming in second place at the 1st AIBA American 2004 Olympic Qualifying Tournament in Tijuana.

Castaneda turned pro in October of 2005 and closed out his career for unknown reasons in July of 2012, with a final record tally of 15-2, 8 KOs.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by McNulty on 09-09-2017

[QUOTE=eco1;18030656]because my PHD did not leave me enough working brains like your Kinder garden. You should have continued school.[/QUOTE] Double major, Deans List. What else do I need?

Comment by eco1 on 09-09-2017

[QUOTE=McNulty;18029300]I'm obviously not talking government you halfwit, I'm talking the civilians. People on the street, in general, have zero value on the next persons life. Why do you have to be so dang stupid?[/QUOTE] because my PHD did not leave…

Comment by methodcal on 09-09-2017

[QUOTE=McNulty;18029300]I'm obviously not talking government you halfwit, I'm talking the civilians. People on the street, in general, have zero value on the next persons life. Why do you have to be so dang stupid?[/QUOTE] Agreed!!! No reason for that.

Comment by jypehob on 09-09-2017

[QUOTE=Tom Cruise;18028833]Says he ended his boxing career for seemingly no reason. Maybe found easier ways to make cash and it caught up with him?[/QUOTE] Exactly what I was thinking, either that or payback because of someone close to him...

Comment by McNulty on 09-09-2017

[QUOTE=eco1;18028825]same as when we go bombing others.[/QUOTE] I'm obviously not talking government you halfwit, I'm talking the civilians. People on the street, in general, have zero value on the next persons life. Why do you have to be so dang…

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