Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. Fails Drug Test
Former middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., who lost a lopsided decision to lineal champion Sergio Martinez despite a dramatic 12th-round comeback on Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, has tested positive for marijuana.
Chavez's post-fight urine sample came back positive.
Top Rank's Bob Arum reacted.
"The commission let (Top Rank's Carl) Moretti know (Tuesday) night that he tested positive," Arum said. "I can't really get excited about it. There's no promoter in boxing who could pass the marijuana test, including myself."
Marijuana, of course, is illegal in addition to being banned by the commission.
This is Chavez's second positive test for a banned substance and third involving a banned substance or alcohol.
"Of course, we're disappointed in him," Arum said. "Hopefully, he can learn a lesson here and next time get in top shape for the fight. But it shows you the immaturity here. He needs to grow up."
After a dramatic loss against Martinez this past weekend, this certainly isn't a good look for Chavez.