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Joel Casamayor Fails Post-Fight Drug Test, Marijuana Found

After a lousy performance in the ring, Joel Casamayor failed his post-fight drug test. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
After a lousy performance in the ring, Joel Casamayor failed his post-fight drug test. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)
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Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

ESPN.com reports that Joel Casamayor failed his post-fight drug test in Nevada following last Saturday's one-sided loss to Timothy Bradley. Casamayor tested positive for marijuana.

The commission could fine Casamayor up to 100 percent of his $100,000 purse, although that is unlikely. Casamayor had $6,600 withheld from his purse for a child-support claim, which Kizer said the commission would not interfere with.

Casamayor, 40, was initially overweight at the weigh-in (which included a hilarious scene where Casamayor attempted to suck in his stomach on a third attempt) and hasn't been a serious fighter for a while now. Word has been that he's fighting only because he has to, entirely for money. And while a lot of fighters do that, and it's just part of the game, the fact is by testing positive for marijuana, there's a chance he comes out of this with little money, and you have to wonder if he's taking anything very seriously at this point. It's been past time for the major promoters to stop featuring him on big shows, and this whole situation -- showing up overweight, giving little effort in the fight, failing a drug test -- could give him the boot down to lesser cards for good.

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