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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.

Chavez Jr. receives 900K fine and 9 month suspension

By Bill Phanco: The Nevada State Athletic Commission came down with by far their biggest fine ever given to a fighter by fining former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. $900,000 and giving him a 9 month suspension for him testing positive for marijuana for his last fight in September against Sergio Martinez. The suspension will end on June 15th, and his promoter Bob Arum plans on [...]

Chavez Jr. expected back in the ring in May with new trainer Beristain

By Bill Phanco: It looks as if trainer Freddie Roach is on the way out as trainer for former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO’s), according to Doghouseboxing.com. Roach’s replacement is said to be legendary trainer Nacho Beristain, the same guy that molded Juan Manuel Marquez’s career. Chavez Jr. returning to the ring in May could hinge on his upcoming suspension [...]

Chavez Jr. could sack Roach and replace him with Beristain

By Jeff Sorby: Trainer Freddie Roach’s bad luck could be about to get even worse, as fightnews.com is reporting that Roach might possibly get the sack by former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. The replacement, if it happens, will be Nacho Beristain, the trainer of Juan Manuel Marquez. It’s a move that would make sense for Chavez Jr. because there wouldn’t be the language issue [...]

Chavez Jr. receives suspension

By Rob Smith: Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. received the first part of his suspension yesterday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for testing positive for marijuana for his fight last month against Sergio Martinez. This is a temporary suspension until the Commission can sit down and decide on the young 26-year-old Chavez Jr's case either at the end of this month or next [...]

Sergio Martinez named WBC Fighter of the Month for September for win over Chavez Jr

By Marcus Richardson: Sergio Martinez's win over WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. last month on September 15th has earned the 37-year-old Martinez WBC's Fighter of the Month for September. Saul Alvarez was given Honorable mention for his win over Josesito Lopez on the same date. Martinez's win was extra special though as he wasn't fighting someone a division or two below him like [...]

Chavez Jr. denies smoking marijuana

(Photo credit: Adrian Hernandez) By Rob Smith: In an interesting development former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO's) is now coming out after nearly three weeks to comment on his positive marijuana test result for his last fight against Sergio Martinez last month on December 15th. Believe it or not, Chavez Jr. is saying that he never actually smoked the marijuana that [...]

Sulaiman doesn’t want Chavez Jr. vs. Martinez immediate rematch

By Marcus Richardson: If WBC president Jose Sulaiman gets his way there won't be an immediate rematch between former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO's) and newly crowned WBC champion Sergio Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KO's) in early 2013. Sulaiman says that the WBC doesn't allow immediate rematches for one-sided fights like the September 15th fight where Chavez Jr. took a real [...]

Chavez Jr. receives small fine from WBC for positive drug test

By Rob Smith: Former WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1, 32 KO's) is getting off without much punishment from the World Boxing Council for having tested positive for marijuana for his last fight against Sergio Martinez on September 15th. Chavez Jr. will receive a $10,000 fine and will be asked to attend a rehabilitation treatment class by the WBC. As far as suspensions go, [...]

Chavez Jr.’s actions leave much to be desired

By Emilio Camacho, Esq. In life, some people have it better than others. For various reasons, not everyone has the same opportunities and access to resources. In this respect boxing is no different. In boxing, having the right equipment, training facilities, nutrition, sparring partners, and money to cover personal expenses while training, can make a big difference in the performance of an athlete. [...]

Musing over Maravilla

By Ted Spoon: Rating fighters before they've retired is a good crack. When boxers add another chapter to their legacy the fanatics usually pipe up, involuntarily summoned to criticize or praise. And with these two extremes accounting for 90% of support it can make you feel obligated to say something that could be interpreted as objective. Sergio Martinez is, at the time of writing, at that tender [...]
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