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Boxer Chavez Jr. suspended, fined over drug test

Updated: February 28, 2013, 2:20 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- The Nevada State Athletic Commission fined and suspended boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. on Thursday over a failed drug test last year.

The 26-year-old Mexican fighter tested positive for marijuana in September after his first professional loss. Chavez (46-1-1) was suspended for nine months and fined $900,000, which amounts to 30 percent of his $3 million purse for the fight against Sergio Martinez.

The commission could have banned him for one year and penalized him for ...

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