Former world middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr is facing up to being unable to fight in Las Vegas for the remainder of his career.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended the Mexican boxer indefinitely due to a violation dating back to October 2019.
Chavez refused to carry out anti-doping procedures with the NSAC for a potential clash with Daniel Jacobs.
The bout was subsequently moved and went ahead. Chavez lost ridiculously.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr
The son of Mexican legend Julio Cesar Chavez point blank wouldn’t give a sample to the attending Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) officers.
He was then told he would not be able to box in the state of Nevada. This ban has now been extended permanently.
At the time, promoter Eddie Hearn of Matchroom Boxing USA was criticized for making a fight involving a boxer who refused drug testing.
The Essex man eventually staged the bout in Phoenix, Arizona. After the awful bout, a riot kicked off in the arena.
Junior, who has a 51-4-1, 33 KO’s record, could see his suspension mimicked in several, in not all, other jurisdictions.
When it comes to drug testing, the 34-year-old has a checkered past.
Eleven years ago, a banned substance was detected in a sample after a title defense against Troy Rowand in Las Vegas.
The result was changed to a no-contest by the NSAC, and Chavez was suspended for seven months and fined six figures.
For his most famous fight against Sergio Martinez, in which Chavez lost his WBC title, he tested positive for marijuana. The World Boxing Council also fined him $ 20,000.
Before that, in February 2012, Chavez was charged with driving while intoxicated and given three years probation.
In 2017, after losing with a whimper against Canelo Alvarez at the T-Mobile Arena in Nevada, Chavez was robbed by girls who attended his hotel room after the fight.
The now super-middleweight was pictured partying. It came immediately after taking home a purse of $3 million for his drab defeat.
Furthermore, recently, Chavez was ridiculed for a social media post on Tik Tok.
This latest outcome could finish Chavez for good unless he decides to apply for a license elsewhere. We will see.
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