Chavez Jr Suspension Still Stands
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr’s issues with the Nevada Athletic Commission will not go away, as he may not be able to fight Daniel Jacobs this December.
On Wednesday the NSAC panel voted unanimously to extend the former world champion’s suspension until at least December 18th, which is their next meeting.
The meeting comes two days before a scheduled bout between Jacobs and Chavez Jr in Phoenix, Arizona, which can possibly see Chavez pulled from the card altogether.
Representatives for Chavez Jr feel the order to have him tested was unfounded due to their lack of jurisdiction over the fighter, who was lacking a license from the state or an active Federal Boxing ID.
The claim was fought by the Nevada Attorney General, who maintained that the commission has the jurisdiction to investigate any athlete in the “best interest and welfare of the sport.”
The issue began when Chavez Jr. refused a drug test from the NSAC following the request of a December 20th fight in Nevada between Chavez and Jacobs.
The random drug test was called not only due to the fight request, but due to two prior issues where Chavez tested positive in Nevada, one in 2009 following a win over Troy Rowland that became a no-contest, and a second where he tested positive for marijuana following his first career loss in 2012.
Report: Boxing Scene