According to Hall of Fame promoter Bob Arum, Julio Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will file a lawsuit this week against the Nevada State Athletic Commission for what the Chavez camp considers an excessive fine after testing positive for marijuana following his September 2012 loss to Sergio Martinez in Las Vegas.
“Why is it their damned business if the kid smokes a joint?” Arum told the Las Vegas Review Journal’s Steve Carp. “They fined (Fernando) Vargas $100,000 for using steroids when he fought Oscar (De La Hoya), and they fine this kid $900,000 for pot?…The commission needs to update its rules on drugs. But I’m not going to convince them to change. I have no chance. The people on the commission are not people who live in the real world. There’s no reasoning with these people. It’s a lost cause.”