Sunday, February 5, 2012


source: Kevin Davis | Boxing Socialist

In many cases in the past, this wouldn't have been a big deal. In the past we have seen other fighter take the test the next day or some even two days later. In this day of modern advancements in performance enhancing medicines. We just can't allow a fighter to skip giving a sample of a drug test. Not saying that he is guilty or not and Team Rubio feels the same way.

Promociones del Pueblo, representatives of Marco Antonio Rubio, claim WBC middleweight champion Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. violated the WBC regulation that stipulates that in title fights the fighters must leave a urine sample for drug testing with the doctor of the local commission of Texas. Chavez was asked about this in his post fight interview in which he just dodged the question and moved forward with other questions.

Remember in 2009, Chavez Jr. tested positive for the banned substance furosemide which is a diuretic used to help cut weight in short periods of time. He was suspended for nine months following that incident. On Jan.22 of this year he was arrested for and charged for drunk driving, less than two weeks away from his fight. They listed him as 175lbs, and 6 foot 1. He has 13 days to lose 15lbs. Not to mention his conditioning team includes Alex Ariza who is Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan's conditioning guru as well. Pacquiao who has been suspected by many to be on these enhancements himself. Might need to distance himself from this team.