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Chavez's fine for pot slashed to $100,000

Updated: June 29, 2013, 8:33 PM ET
Associated Press

LAS VEGAS -- The Nevada State Athletic Commission has slashed boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.'s fine over a failed drug test from $900,000 to $100,000.

Commission members took the action Friday after Chavez's attorneys argued the excessive fine violated the boxer's constitutional rights and negotiated to reduce it.

The Las Vegas Review-Journal reports (http://bit.ly/19KNlVq ) the 27-year-old former WBC middleweight champion did not attend the meeting.

Chavez tested positive for ...

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