Unbeaten featherweight prospect Gary Russell Jr. claims he has been pursued by promoter Curtis Jackson, who is also known as the rapper 50 Cent. Russell is managed by Al Haymon and has a working relationship with Golden Boy Promotions.
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.
Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.’s case regarding his positive drug test for marijuana metabolites following September’s loss to Sergio Martinez will be heard on Feb. 28, according to Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Keith Kizer.
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.
Attorneys for former WBC middleweight titleholder Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. will address his positive post-fight drug test for marijuana as well as his future before the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday.
A Getty Images spokesperson says they are not necessarily asking for Manny Pacquiao’s suspension in the wake of an alleged assault by members of the fighter’s team on photographer Al Bello following Pacquiao’s loss to Juan Manuel Marquez.
The post-fight drug tests for Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao returned negative for anabolic steroids, masking agents and marijuana, according to Keith Kizer, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Rapper 50 Cent was granted a promoter’s license by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, although Floyd Mayweather Jr. is apparently no longer considered a partner in the company.
Sergio Martinez had surgery to repair torn ligaments in his right knee. THE RING middleweight champ wants to make a defense of his belts on April 27 and then face Julio Cesar Chavez in a rematch on Sept. 14.
Rapper 50 Cent to Floyd Mayweather Jr. on Twitter: “You should have know not to go against me PUNK.”
50 Cent has apparently split from Floyd Mayweather and moved ahead with two fighters he signed: Billy Dib, who may defend his featherweight belt under Cotto-Trout, and Yuriorkis Gamboa, who fights on the Pacquiao-Marquez IV undercard.