Chris Arreola's 12-round split decision win over Travis Kauffman last December has been turned into a no decision after he tested positive for marijuana. This is the second occurrence for Arreola, who also had a win overturned into a no decision after testing positive for marijuana against Friday Ahunanya in 2011. Arreola has been issued a 90-day suspension from the Texas commission as a result.
But at least some see this suspension as being a mere slap on the wrist considering that it was retroactive from the date of the fight, Dec. 12th, and he wouldn't have fought again within 90-days anyway. Arreola was also fined $750 of his $125,000 purse.
"I found out about this [Monday], and I'm very disappointed," Henry Ramirez, Arreola's longtime trainer, told ESPN.com. "It's extremely frustrating. The fight with Kauffman was a good win for Chris. It was a close fight, an entertaining fight, and now to have the win changed to a no decision -- the second time this has happened -- is a big disappointment."
The former two-time world title challenger did not even request for his B sample to be tested or request a hearing, accepting the fine and suspension immediately.