Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Chavez Jr.’s Marijuana Fine Dropped From 900k to 100k

by David P. Greisman

The astronomical $900,000 fine that had been imposed on Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. after he tested positive for marijuana after his fight last year with Sergio Martinez has been dropped down to $100,000.

The change was made as part of a settlement agreement between Chavez’s camp and the Nevada Athletic Commission, and favored unanimously by the commissioners at their June 28 hearing.

The agreement came about in part due to the World Anti-Doping Agency easing its restrictions on marijuana use, commission Chairman Bill Brady said during the hearing. Several headlines earlier this year also noted that Chavez's team was prepared to fight the fine through litigation.

The terms of the agreement call for Chavez to pay $100,000 on or before the date of his next bout. He has already served the entirety of his 9-month suspension, which dates back to Sept. 15, 2012. Chavez must also provide the commission with a negative urine test when he files for his next boxing license with the state.

Chavez lost the fight by unanimous decision, though he did hurt and knock down Martinez in the final round. Chavez, 27, suffered his first pro defeat in that bout and is now 46-1-1 with 32 knockouts and 1 no contest.

That no contest comes from Chavez’s first positive test for a banned substance in Nevada; he was caught using a banned diuretic for his 2009 bout with Troy Rowland.

David P. Greisman is a member of the Boxing Writers Association of America. Follow David on Twitter @fightingwords2 or send questions/comments via email at [email protected]

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LoadedWraps on 06-28-2013

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;13514673]Really I don't care about the whole debate about pot smoking. I used to do it when I was alot younger than I am now, had fun, and left it behind when it stopped being fun. Anyone who smokes it…

Comment by -MarGODitO- on 06-28-2013

[QUOTE=TX_BOXNG;13514473]seen a pic of him cruising with chino antrax in a lambo in Vegas lol[/QUOTE] I'm telling you carnal. You just don't fucc with a ruthless Cartel like the one from Sinaloa. They will touch anybody if they have to.…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 06-28-2013

Really I don't care about the whole debate about pot smoking. I used to do it when I was alot younger than I am now, had fun, and left it behind when it stopped being fun. Anyone who smokes it…

Comment by TX_BOXNG on 06-28-2013

[QUOTE=Nocaut29;13514387]Word on the street (not coming from me) Sinaloa Cartel had something to do with this. You just don't fucc with JCC SR/JR.[/QUOTE] seen a pic of him cruising with chino antrax in a lambo in Vegas lol

Comment by -MarGODitO- on 06-28-2013

Word on the street (not coming from me) Sinaloa Cartel had something to do with this. You just don't fucc with JCC SR/JR.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (25)
Top Headlines Haye: With New Coach I Feel Better Than I Have in Many Years Wilder: I'll Talk Until Joshua Wants To Shut This American Boy Up! Igor Mikhalkin vs. Doudou Ngumbu Trilogy on December 2 Carl Frampton: This Part of My Career Could Be The Biggest Yet Anthony Dirrell: I'm Now Ready To Face Anyone With a Belt Oscar De La Hoya's Hypocrisy is All About Floyd Mayweather Anthony Dirrell Cut Badly, Beats Douglin by Technical Decision Clark Edges Dolton By Majority Decision; Karl Beats Martin Parker: I Would Not Have Problems Knocking Wilder, Joshua Out! Liam Smith Keeps Close Eye on Cotto-Ali, Open To Kell Brook Clash Klitschko Leaves The Door Open For a Ring Return in The Future Video: Ellerbe Talks UFC Doing Boxing, Mayweather Promotions Photos: Ishe Smith, Julian Williams Face To Face at Weigh-In Oscar Vasquez Hopes To Land a Major Fight in 2018 BJ Flores Sets Record Straight on Alexander Povetkin Fight Photos: Sullivan Barrera Grinds Hard - Ripped, Ready For Valera Amir Khan: I Embarrassed Myself By Making Joshua Accusation Chavez Jr. Return: Alfredo Angulo Now The Frontrunner Denis Shafikov vs. Rene Alvarado, HBO Latino, December 9 Wilder's Trainer: Deontay Wants To Be First Heavyweight at 50-0 Dejan Zlaticanin Returns on December 14, Broadway Boxing Jessie Vargas vs. Aaron Herrera Finalized - Dec. 15, PBC on FS1 Ricardo Mayorga Rules Out Retirement, Plans February Return Diego De La Hoya vs. Jose Salgado - Golden Boy on ESPN, Dec. 14 Bellew: It's Disgusting That Wilder Insinuated Joshua is on Steroids UK News: Tommy McCarthy, Lewis Crocker, Ricky Summers Miguel Cotto Career Special on HBO, November 25 Photo: Carl Frampton, Horacio Garcia Ready For War in Belfast Joseph Parker: I Have 'A Lot of Options' Other Than Joshua, Wilder Frampton: All The Big Fights Interest Me, The Best is Yet To Come Shawn Porter: Crawford Beats Horn Easy, Everybody is a Target! Teddy Atlas Explains Why He Favors Lomachenko Over Rigondeaux Ishe Smith: I Asked For Julian Williams, Confident I'll Get The Win Nathan Gorman Welcomes Daniel Dubois: He Knows Where I Am Alexander Povetkin vs. Christian Hammer - Full Card is Set Truax: I Have To Be at My Absolute Best To Beat James DeGale Jarrell Miller: I Would Stop Dillian Whyte in Four or Five Rounds Ryoichi Taguchi vs. Milan Melindo Unification Set, December 31 Wilder Would Agree to Fight Ortiz Again, Wants to 'Punish' Him Kovalev: The Pressure Will Be High To Fight Beterbiev, Bivol
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement