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Beltran: Chavez's Tea May Have Caused Positive Test

By Jose Luis Camarillo, notifight.com

Fernando Beltran of Zanfer Promotions, the co-promoter of middleweight Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32KOs), believes the boxer's tea may have had marijuana as one of the ingredients. During his camp, Chavez was givena special tea to deal with his insomnia problem. Chavez failed a post-fight drug test in the aftermath of Saturday's twelve round decision loss to Sergio Martinez in Las Vegas. The boxer's drug test came up positive for marijuana.

Beltran reminds everyone that on July 19, the Nevada State Athletic Commission performed a "surprise drug test" on both Chavez and Martinez, and both came out clean. Chavez and his team are having a second urine sample tested to verify the result of the first.

"I think the life of Julio Jr. has always been uphill, a lot of suffering. He has always been affected by insomnia and I heard that someone was preparing a tea for his sleep. [Marijauana] gives no you no type of advantage over your adversaries," Beltran said.

"Chavez is not a cheater. If the second sample comes out positive for marijuana, he will have the opportunity to provide an explanation [to the Nevada Commission]. Everyone knows from [HBO's] 24/7 that Julio trains in the early mornings and it is important that fans clearly realize that [using marijuana] does not give you an advantage but rather a disadvantage....it is not an anabolic steroid."

"We have to see how the second sample [comes out], and then we, along with Top Rank, will issue a press release. We can not speculate. We must wait for a decision from Nevada. I think that instead of going to crucify someone, we should medically investigate. When Julio failed a test for a weight loss diuretic, it gave him no advantage.....it is clear that he did not cheat or act in bad faith. Both substances (furosemide and marijuana) take away your possibilities rather than increase the chances for success. "

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by B.U.R.N.E.R on 09-22-2012

Dear NSB, You can drink tea with Marijuana in it. And yes it will show up on a drug test.

Comment by buffalogirl on 09-22-2012

What a pity and another black eye for boxing. Daddy talk to your boy.He needs help if this is his way of trying to make a name for himself.Boxing is a dangerous game and you are flirting with death if…

Comment by pdei47 on 09-21-2012

Was this magic tea, did he drink the same tea from the guy that sold Jack his beans stock beans??? Now the Chavez team is testing peoples intelligents...... The boy was fake from day one, he's been ducking piss test…

Comment by bigsmoothh on 09-21-2012

[QUOTE=Coyotefury;12537372]I kinda feel sorry for jr in a way, all this sh*t storm, his family must be scrambling like crazy, and the disappointment and embarrassment and shame he is causing to everyone around him, I know for one I would…

Comment by mathed on 09-21-2012

I hope all is well here in the realms of the NSB and I just wanted to say, as my first post back from banishment, [B][I]Sergio Taxed That ass!!![/I][/B] Using tainted tea as the excuse too.....:nonono:

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