Lem Satterfield of RingTV.com is reporting that Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. (46-1-1 32KOs) has tested positive for MARIJUANA following his 12-round unanimous decision loss to Sergio Martinez (50-2-2 28KOs) this past Saturday.
The positive drug test could result in the forfeiture of his entire $3 million purse, which seems extreme considering the positive test in question is not for the use of PED's.
Keith Kizer, of the Nevada State Athletic commission reportedly will not have the full test results until Friday or Monday, so whatever punishment Chavez Jr. will face will not be known until at least then.
Chavez Jr. was arrested for DUI just two weeks prior to defending his WBC middleweight title against Marco Antonio Rubio in February of this year. Even with the DUI hanging over his head, he still went on to win the fight scoring a 12-round unanimous decision.
The DUI wasn’t the only controversy surrounding the fight, Chavez Jr., by some accounts was whisked away following the match to avoid a drug test.
Julio Cesar Chavez Sr., the fighters father, recently admitted to abusing drugs and alcohol during his career in an MIRA LOS PARTIDOS EN VIVO POR UNIVISIONFUTBOL.COM Deportes interview.
During the lead up to fight with to his most recent bout, Chavez Jr. was shown on HBO 24/7 imploring some very unique training methods to say the least. On more then one occasion he skipped his workouts entirely and on other days he chose to train in the kitchen of his rented Las Vegas mansion, rather than in the gym.
After such a lackluster performance in his last fight, Chavez Jr. may want to put the reefer down. I hear it can kill your motivation.