Manuel Vargas is Placed on Suspension, Says Keith Kizer

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

The executive director of the  Nevada State Athletic Commission Keith Kizer has revealed that  that Mexico’s Manuel “Chango” Vargas who fought WBA super flyweight interim champion Nonito “The Filipino Flash” Donaire last February 13 at the Las Vegas Hilton  “is on temporary suspension until there can be a hearing on the disciplinary complaint.”

Kizer told us earlier that the Mexican had  “tested positive for hydrocodone and a complaint has been issued against him.”

We received the news of Vargas’ temporary suspension even as Donaire and the Filipino boxers featured on the “Pinoy Power III/Latin Fury 13” fight card at the Las Vegas Hilton were to be feted at the executive dining room of the giant broadcast network ABS-CBN which telecast the fights in the Philippines and on its widely watched global channel TFC.

Aside from Donaire and wife Rachael, former two-division world champion Gerry Penalosa who most media  believe was robbed of the decision in a majority decision loss to Eric Morel and his wife Goody will also be in attendance along with featherweight Bernabe Concepcion and welterweight Mark Jason Melligen.

Efforts to contact Ciso “Kid Terrible” Morales who suffered a crushing first round knockout at the hands of WBO bantamweight champion Fernando Montiel proved futile.

Donaire hammered Vargas into submission in three rounds in the main event of the "Pinoy Power III/Latin Fury 13" Top Rank fight card which was telecast over the pre-eminent Channel 2 and delivered excellent ratings.

A description of the drug taken by Vargas, Hydrocodone,  says “some hydrocodone  products are used to relieve moderate to severe pain. Other hydrocodone products are used to relieve cough.”

The drug is in a class of medications called opiate (narcotic) analgesics and in a class of medications called antitussives.”  Hydrocodone relieves pain by changing the way the brain and nervous system respond to pain.

 The former IBF/IBO flyweight champion who burst onto the boxing scene with a sensational 5th round, one punch knockout of Vic Darchinyan in July 2007 said “that’s why I was hitting him with good counter rights and in the second round his mouth was open but I know he wasn’t tired and I know I dislocated his jaw.”

Donaire also described the delayed knockdown in the third round as “an odd thing” and added “he was taking a lot of my punches and its probably because he didn’t feel it.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by sagrevleyos on 03-09-2010

Hope Donaire has complained because his opponent were a minimumweight and he could have a very "dangerous" fight. Hope Kizer would be so expedited on authorizing that ridicolous fight. Looks like Pinoys are trying to get rid of Vargas in…

Comment by jreckoning on 03-05-2010

[QUOTE=ИATAS206;7675731]How can you call them corrupt by enforcing rules? You don't want guys fighting on drugs, period. Hydrocodone [B]depresses your respiration system[/B], amongst other things as well. Again, you don't want fighters on drugs while fighting on a professional level.…

Comment by ИATAS on 03-05-2010

How can you call them corrupt by enforcing rules? You don't want guys fighting on drugs, period. Hydrocodone [B]depresses your respiration system[/B], amongst other things as well. Again, you don't want fighters on drugs while fighting on a professional level.…

Comment by el malo on 03-05-2010

[QUOTE=jreckoning;7675312]Yeah no kidding. Performance enhancing Vicodin, is like suspending a guy for weed. It's not like either is going to make the guy perform better.[/QUOTE] i wouldnt be surprised if he just took the vicodin to prepare for the beating…

Comment by jreckoning on 03-05-2010

[quote=elmalo29;7675282]oh come on for fukks sake the guy only took some hydrocodone pills, he probably just had a toothache. it wasnt steroids or hgh but the corrupt nsac doesnt care to clean up the sport they'd rather suspend guys for…

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