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Chavez Jr. fined and suspended by NSAC

By a 3-2 vote the Nevada Commission hammers Junior with a record fine

Photo: Robert Hughes

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has suspended Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. for nine months and fined him $900,000 for testing positive for marijuana after his fight with Sergio Martinez in September. The commission members grilled Chavez, who was speaking by telephone from Mexico due to visa problems, before deciding on the punishment. The suspension is retroactive to September, when he fought Martinez, so Junior is out until June 15. The fine is 30% of his $3 million purse. He must also test clean before his next fight.




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