After relinquishing the WBC middleweight title by a unanimous decision to The Ring and WBC Diamond middleweight champion Sergio Martinez, Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. tested positive for marijuana Saturday night at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas, Nevada.
“Top Rank is reviewing the situation,” Top Rank publicist Lee Samuels said in a statement. “Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will have the opportunity to explain this situation to the Nevada State Athletic Commission.”
Unfortunately for the lazy 26-year-old nicknamed “The Legend Goes On” because he is the son of iconic pugilist Julio Caesar Chavez, there is nothing to “explain.”
Chavez, Jr. (46-1-1-1, 32 KOs), who was arrested for driving shitfaced in January, was pinched for being a cheating juicehead after his November 2009 bout against Troy Rowland at the MGM Grand in “Sin City.”
Subsequently, the Mexican star was rightfully suspended from the ring for seven months and fined $10,000 for using performance enhancing drugs.
Further curious and troublesome, Chavez, who was outclassed this weekend by a one-handed Martinez (50-2-2, 28 KOs) for 11 rounds, had bolted like a Kenyan sprinter after all three of his previous matches in Texas before providing a clean urine sample.
Jeff Lyons possesses an encyclopedic knowledge of “The Sweet Science” and has contended Chavez could again be juicing since the youngster overwhelmed Marco Antonio Rubio in “The Lone Star State” in February.
“I posted a comment on an article by Dan Rafael on ESPN after the fight,” said Lyons, 32, a resident of South Boston. “I believe it. Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. is a joke. He’s basically a light-heavyweight out-pointing mediocre middleweights. Rubio is not a small middleweight and Chavez dwarfed him.”
As a southpaw, Martinez, the 2010 “Fighter of the Year” who is currently ranked by Ring Magazine as the third preeminent pound-for-pound boxer in the world, had virtually zero chance to knock Chavez onto Queer Street battling for roughly 24 minutes with a broken left hand.
Chavez, Jr. showed a tremendous amount of testicular fortitude and managed to floor, and badly stagger, the athletic Argentinean with a ferocious left hook with 90 seconds remaining in the 12th.
Considering Chavez valiantly rallied and gave fans one of the most dramatic endings in recent boxing history, many onlookers immediately began clamoring for a rematch.
Sadly, the latest misdeed by the maddeningly spoiled Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. proves he doesn’t deserve another “opportunity” to challenge the truly great, and professional, Sergio Martinez.by