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Chavez Jr. To Appear Before Vegas Commission on 2/28

By Rick Reeno

Keith Kizer, Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, has advised BoxingScene.com that former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will appear at a hearing on February 28th. Last week, Campbell & Williams, a Las Vegas based law firm representing the interests of Chavez Jr., issued an answer a response to the complaint from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

The NSAC filed a complaint against Chavez after the boxer tested positive for marijuana in the aftermath of his twelve round decision loss to Sergio Martinez on September 15th, 2012.

The attorneys for Chavez have requested a suspension of six months and a maximum fine of $10,000.

Chavez, who is set to appear before the NSAC on a February hearing date, will not get off that lightly. The requests by Chavez's attorneys would have been considered if the circumstances were different, but this is his second testing violation in the state.

Back in November 2010, Chavez testing positive for a diuretic following a unanimous decision win over Troy Rowland. The NSAC suspended Chavez for seven months and fined him $10,000.

Sources familiar with the situation expect Chavez to receive at least a nine month suspension period, and certainly a bigger fine than $10,000.

Last year, UFC welterweight Nick Diaz was cracked hard over his positive marijuana violation. Diaz, a repeat offender in the state, was hit with a one year suspension and forked over a $60,000 fine.

Chavez's suspension would run from the date of his fight with Martinez. If the NSAC hits him with at least nine months, Chavez will be capable of fighting again by June 15th.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by budfr on 02-03-2013

[QUOTE=thuggery;12988368]Don't you want to put your faith and pride into Martinez again and watch him whoop dat ass? I kinda do. A year is way too long for weed.[/QUOTE] Whoop what? Martínez was bleeding, knocked down, broke his hand, busted…

Comment by nycsmooth on 02-03-2013

why has it taken this sad xcuse 4 a director, Kizer , 6 months 2 get Jr in...1 year and 100k...remember Jr still hasn't been paid since the +...

Comment by thuggery on 02-03-2013

[QUOTE=PRBOXINGCOTTO;12988363]I hope they give him a year kid is a cheat we all kno he uses more then weed[/QUOTE] Don't you want to put your faith and pride into Martinez again and watch him whoop dat ass? I kinda do.…

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 02-03-2013

I hope they give him a year kid is a cheat we all kno he uses more then weed

Comment by Hougigo on 02-03-2013

They're not going to do anything, even if they do, uncle Sulaiman already said he's going to find him a way out of it

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