Boxer suspended by Nevada State Athletic Commission for refusing anti-doping tests

Published 07/20/2020, 8:44 AM EDT


Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. is once again into deep waters. The Mexican pro boxer has been suspended by the  Nevada State Athletic Commission again. And is expected to remain out of action for an ‘indefinite’ period, at this time. This entire trail began when Julio Ceasar failed to convey a drug test last year, following his fight against Daniel Jacobs in December 2019.

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Daniel Jacobs knocked out Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. in the bout and the Mexican was highly taunted by the audiences. However, that’s not the only bad thing about the fight. Almost, eight months later, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has been suspended from boxing after he failed to follow the narcotics protocol. And it is still unknown whether he would return clean shortly or not.

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Mexican boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. has been suspended ‘indefinitely’ for a failed drug test

According to ESPN, the 34-year-old Mexican boxer was asked to submit an anti-doping sample in October 2019. The sample was asked for his fight against Daniel Jacobs. However, Julius Cesar Chavez went on to ignore the call and reportedly did not submit the samples.

Thus, the Nevada State Athletic Commission and the Arizona Boxing and MMA commission suspended the former World champion boxer in the process. The suspension has been an ‘indefinite’ call till now and no further report has been passed. However, the Mexican can get over it and appear soon to boxing, if found clean by the respective commissions.

Bob Bennett, the executive director of the NSAC interacted with ESPN and gave a recent picture of the entire scenario. “Right now, what’s going to happen is the commission will take a look at his suspension, and then continue his suspension, and then set a date for the administrative hearing for refusing to take a performance-enhancing drug test with us,”.

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“The judge reviewed the case, and he ruled in our favor,”. “He (Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.) is now on temporary suspension pending a suspension and an administrative hearing from our commission,” said Bennett.

Another suspension for the Mexican superstar

The former WBC middleweight champion faced a similar fortune in 2009. His win over Troy Rowland was ruled out as a no-contest. On testing, it was found that Julio Cesar was on furosemide, a diuretic. Julio Cesar was handed a suspension of seven months for that.

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In 2012, he was again tested positive with cannabis and was handed a fine of $900,000 and a suspension of nine months. It seems that the Mexican will once again go through a similar misfortune, following another suspension.

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Raj Sarkar

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A senior boxing writer at EssentiallySports, Raj Sarkar is a mass media graduate who is currently pursuing his master’s degree in broadcast journalism. In addition to his current role, he has worked with the MMA team at EssentiallySports and has interviewed prominent fighters such as Ritu Phogat and 'The Red King' Rory MacDonald. He combined his bachelor's degree with his adoration for combat sports and has a combined 2000 plus bylines in MMA and boxing over the last two years.

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