Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. received a three-year suspension for the Nevada Commission for refusing to take an anti-doping test in October 2019, according to Jake donovan from Boxing Scene.
On Wednesday, October 20, a panel of five people voted in favor of the sanction proposed by Mike detmer, deputy prosecutor of Nevada, on behalf of the director of the Nevada Athletic Commission, Bob Bennett.
The suspension will last until October 24, 2022, in addition to the fact that he will have to pay more than $ 3,000 in fine and will have to undergo an anti-doping program for the sanction to be lifted.
Chavez Jr. recently announced plans to return to ring this December or next January. Suspension won’t affect any such attempt, as he has not fought in US since Dec. 2019 TKO loss to Daniel Jacobs. Three subsequent fights have taken place in Mexico as will his next one.
– Jake Donovan (@JakeNDaBox) October 20, 2021
The VADA looked for a urine test of Chavez Jr. in the gym Wild card on Hollywood, California, but he refused to do it. Therefore, the agency notified the Nevada Commission, which suspended the boxer.
At that time, the boxer from Sinaloa was preparing to face Daniel jacobs on December 17, 2019, at the MGM Grand Garden from Las Vegas.
In the end the fight was moved to December 20 of the same year in the Talking Stick Resort Arena on Phoenix, arizona. However, two days before the fight they were waiting for a hearing, because the Nevada Commission He lifted a restriction on the Mexican.
Jacobs took the victory by knockout in the fifth round. Chávez Jr. argued that they fractured his nose and decided to withdraw from the race.
This is the third time that he fails with the Nevada Commission. He tested positive for furosemide when he defeated Troy rowland in November 2009.
Also in 2012 he tested positive for marijuana when he faced Sergio “Wonder” Martinez. For failing a second time, he was suspended for seven months and fined $ 900,000.
Chávez Jr. after suspension
After falling against Daniel Jacobs, Julio César Chávez Jr. has fought three times in Mexico and has only won one.
In August 2020 he lost by Mario Abel Cazares on Tijuana, for a head butt that caused a cut. The fight was stopped in the sixth round.
Two months later he faced Jeyson minda on Culiacan, Sinaloa, whom he defeated by technical knockout in the fourth round. That was his last win in the last four bouts.
While last June, in Guadalajara Jalisco, fell before Anderson Silva by split decision.
He was recently seen back at the gyms and warned that he is looking to return by the end of this year.