According to the Nevada State Athletic Commission, “Son of the Legend” Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. allegedly tested positive for the banned substance Furosemide (a drug that elevates the rate of urination) in testing done for his November 14 bout with Troy Rowland in Las Vegas. Chavez has 20 days to respond. He is facing the possibility of his win over Rowland being changed to a no decision, as well as a fine and suspension.
WBA super lightweight champion Amir Khan has lashed out at his British detractors. “I can only say that sometimes skin color does make a difference,” stated Khan, who is of Paskistani decent. “I know for a fact if I were a white English fighter maybe I would have been a superstar in Britain, and the world.” He added, “In America they treat me like God!”
Bernard Hopkins still insists that his rematch with Roy Jones Jr. is viable despite Jones’ first round KO loss to Danny Green. “The Executioner” implied that the stoppage was too early. “Let the man defend himself to the point where he’s either down or basically quit,” he stated. “Everybody knows what happens when you go over to Europe. That’s why I would never go over there.” (Note: Green-Jones was actually in Australia).
Looks like Arthur Abraham and Andre Dirrell won’t be locked down in training camp over the Holidays after all. Their proposed January 23 SUPER SIX showdown has reportedly now been set for March 6 in Rancho Mirage, CA (121 miles east of Los Angeles).