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WBC Will Back Off if Chavez Jr. Proves He Didn't Smoke

By Miguel Rivera

The World Boxing Council is asking former middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1. 32KOs) to provide evidence that he took medication containing marijuana, to help him counter his battle with insomnia. The sanctioning body wants evidence that Chavez was taking medication and not actually smoking marijuana that was purchased illegally.

The Mexican star tested positive for marijuana following his decision loss to Sergio Martinez on September 15th in Las Vegas.

A few weeks later, the WBC fined Chavez $20,000, suspended him and ordered him to enter a rehab program.

Chavez countered, telling the sanctioning body that he refuses to go to rehab. He told the WBC that he never smoked marijuana, and stated that a doctor gave him medication which contained marijuana to help him deal with a serious insomnia issue.

WBC Executive Secretary Maurico Sulaiman says the organization will withdraw their demand for rehab, and lift the suspension - if Chavez provides proof that a doctor gave him the claimed medication.

"If Julio Jr. provides us with a medical opinion to support those words, that he tested positive because he swallowed a few drops for insomnia - the WBC will lift the suspension. I personally don't believe Julio Jr. is an addict. In fact, he was the one who led his father to rehab. We are always going to be in the boxer's corner, and we are concerned about Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. We offer him our hand of support so he can solve this problem," Sulaiman said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by alembic on 10-09-2012

[QUOTE=apunchnotseen;12589075]The fact they test for weed is a joke, even the olympics laughed off Rabagliatis positive test in 98, and stopped testing for it. it in no way enhances performance, be like testing for warm milk. What ****in difference does…

Comment by Muscles72 on 10-09-2012

In the united states almost anybody can get a doctor's note imagine how much easier it is to get a doctor's note in mexico let alone if your the son of maybe the mexican boxer to this date now all…

Comment by Tomasio on 10-09-2012

All he's gonna do is tell his "Godfather"Sulaiman that he didn't smoke & that will be good enough for Sualiman & everything will be fine & dandy !

Comment by Light_Speed on 10-09-2012

Wouldn't be the first time a sanction body did this. The IBF did it for Roy back in the day and Peterson more recently. It is what it is, nobody should be surprised.

Comment by .:: JSFD26 ::. on 10-09-2012

Well when you have money and your last name is Chavez nothing is impossible and PEDerson already showed its not hard to get a doctors note. Its as easy as getting a doctors note back in the day when you…

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