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No Official Confirmation Yet of Chavez Jr. Test Report

by David P. Greisman

There is not yet any official confirmation — nor any official denial — regarding a report that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. tested positive for marijuana after his Sept. 15 fight with middleweight champion Sergio Martinez.

That report, by Ben Thompson of FightHype.com, cited anonymous sources who said that Chavez’s post-fight sample “had levels of THC consistent with the use of the drug.” Thompson’s sources told him that both Chavez’s and Martinez’s promoters had been notified about the result.

Keith Kizer, the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, was not yet able to say whether this report is true, as he would not speak to the matter until all of the results from the Sept. 15 cards in Las Vegas are back.

“I cannot confirm or deny anyone until I get all the results,” Kizer told BoxingScene.com via email. “Hopefully I will have all of them by Friday afternoon.”

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 Fetta on 09-19-2012

[QUOTE=pacmanis1;12531750]To all the people saying who cares, it's not irritating because he broke the rules to gain an advantage, it's irritating because he shows a total disregard for how he should conduct himself in training camp. Obviously it's not like…

Comment by NearHypnos on 09-19-2012

[QUOTE=jbpanama;12531577]Do all U Prohibitionist Chumps think Steve Jobs, would have been more sucessful, had he not Indulged, in the Magic Herb???[/QUOTE] Didnt help Chavez any. :|

Comment by pacmanis1 on 09-19-2012

To all the people saying who cares, it's not irritating because he broke the rules to gain an advantage, it's irritating because he shows a total disregard for how he should conduct himself in training camp. Obviously it's not like…

Comment by PRBOXINGCOTTO on 09-19-2012

Chavez the most pathetic fighter in the sport he doesn't train he parties drinks smokes takes illegal supplements disgrace to boxing

Comment by jbpanama on 09-19-2012

Do all U Prohibitionist Chumps think Steve Jobs, would have been more sucessful, had he not Indulged, in the Magic Herb???

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