What Is The Latest Regarding Julio Cesar Chavez Jr?
Following a lackluster affair against Daniel Jacobs back in December, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will have a bigger battle on his hands; inactivity.
Chavez has been suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission as well as the Arizona Boxing and MMA Commission. This is due to his refusal to take part in a VADA test before the clash with Jacobs in Phoenix. The suspension is pending a hearing that will take place on August 5.
“The judge reviewed the case, and he ruled in our favor,” Bob Bennett, the executive director of the NSAC, stated to ESPN. “He’s now on temporary suspension pending a suspension and an administrative hearing from our commission.”
Chavez (51-4-1, 1NC) is 2-2 in his last four fights and is 3-3 in his last six. The 34-year-old was suspended by the Nevada Athletic Commission for not submitting a drug test, and was somehow able to get the Jacobs fight to take place in Arizona. He quit the bout after five rounds after sustaining significant damage.
The son of the legendary Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., Jr. has had his issues with athletic commissions before. He tested positive for marijuana and furosemide in two separate situations. One of his fights was overturned to a no-contest in 2009 as a result of the furosemide test.
“The Court finds that under the current Nevada regulatory and statutory scheme, the NSAC lawfully exercised both initial jurisdiction and lawfully retained jurisdiction over Plaintiff in continuing disciplinary actions against Plaintiff, for Plaintiff’s failure to submit to a random drug test prior to a “Boxing Contest” scheduled in Nevada, which ended up being canceled in Nevada, relocated to a different State, and ultimately took place in different State,” Jim Crockett, judge for the Clark County District Court stated, via Boxing Scene.
The August 5 hearing is the same day as Jarrell Miller’s upcoming hearing. Miller tested positive for GW1516, his fourth failed test in a year+.