Chavez-Jacobs Fate In Hands Of NSAC
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr will not back away from a fight with Daniel Jacobs, even though he is currently suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Chavez Jr is scheduled to battle his fellow former world middleweight champion on December 20th in Phoenix, Arizona at super middleweight, but Chavez Jr complicated things last week when he rejected a doping test in California.
The move by Chavez Jr had ripple effects as the Nevada Athletic Commission suspended him for rejecting the test, and will stand before the Commission on November 20th in an attempt to regain his license.
Chavez’s team contends that a testing agent arrived at the Wild Card Boxing Club in Hollywood, with no credentials to confirm he represented VADA, who is doing the drug testing for the fight.
If the commission finds Chavez’s story to be false they will keep his suspension in place, which the Arizona commission may honor, which will deny Chavez to fight for only the second time since he lost to Canelo Alvarez in May of 2017.
If Chavez’s attempt is unsuccessful and he is suspended by both commissions, Gabe Rosado will step in for the former champion to fight Jacobs in his first fight since his own twelve-round unanimous decision loss to Alvarez this past May in Las Vegas.
Report: Boxing Scene