Julio Cesar Chavez Jr won an important battle on Tuesday that opens the door for his fight on Friday night against Daniel Jacobs.
The former world middleweight champion was able to secure a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the Nevada State Athletic Commission in a Clark County Courtroom on December 17th following the Commission attempted to uphold a suspension levied against Chavez Jr. earlier this year.
“Our position was that the commission lacked subject matter jurisdiction to issue the suspension,” Ross Goodman, lead attorney for Chavez Jr. told BoxingScene.com following the ruling. “What happened today, we were able to restore all parties to the status quo. That means no more temporary suspension in the state of Nevada.”
Chavez Jr. garnered the suspension following his failure to comply with an ordered drug test from VADA, which was ordered by NSAC executive director Bob Bennett following paperwork filed by Eddie Hearn for a fight between he and Jacobs at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.
The move by Chavez Jr forced the moving of the fight from Vegas to Phoenix, Arizona, who’s governing commission allowed the fight as long as Chavez Jr. submitted to random drug testing leading up to the fight. NSAC would extend the suspension late in November in an attempt to stymie Chavez Jr, which ended up being a matter for the Association of Boxing Commissions (ABC) as the state of Nevada may have been in violation of the Ali Act because one commission would be enforcing another’s suspension.
Chavez Jr. and Jacobs headline a DAZN card from the Talking Stick Resort Arena on December 20th.
Report: Boxing Scene