Former WBC middleweight beltholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. can resume his fighting career after June 15, in accordance with a nine-month suspension handed down on Thursday by the Nevada State Athletic Commission as a result of his positive drug test for marijuana use.
Attorneys for Julio Cesar Chavez have requested a maximum six-month suspension and a $10,000 fine as a penalty for his positive drug test for marijuana following September’s loss to Sergio Martinez. Chavez can be suspended for up to a year and fined the entire amount of his $3 million purse, or a combination of both.
Now fighting in the limelight after coming out in October, featherweight contender Orlando Cruz says he wants a title shot against the winner of Orlando Salido vs. Mikey Garcia.
Puerto Rican WBO junior lightweight beltholder Rocky Martinez on his clash with Mexico’s Juan Carlos Burgos: “I’m looking forward to giving the fans a great fight, and a great show, and I think that we could steal the show that night.”
Juan Manuel’s trainer, Nacho Beristain, rejected Manny Pacquiao’s invitation to a toe-to-toe battle with Marquez, saying, “They can’t and will not fight toe-to-toe, because that’s not their styles.”