Matchroom promoter Eddie Hearn appears to be in a little hot water with the Nevada State Athletic Commission for trying to push his proposed fight between Daniel Jacobs and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. to Arizona after Chavez declined a drug test in Nevada and was suspended in their state. Hearn, however, seems to pushing forward with Jacobs-Chavez anyway, and says drug testing protocols have been agreed to.
Those drug testing protocols won’t be administered by VADA though, as Hearn claims the agency has refused to test Chavez Jr. at this point — presumably because of their last encounter with the Mexican fighter.
“On 7th Nov, both fighters signed the paperwork for full VADA testing. Disappointingly VADA said they would not test Chavez.
“So the Commission appointed Drug Free Sport (clients include NBA and NFL) to undertake random testing.”
Something tells me the drama surrounding whether or not Jacobs-Chavez Jr. happens at will run up right through the official weigh-in. Luckily there is already a Plan B in place with Gabriel Rosado, understanding how much uncertainty comes along with Chavez Jr.
We’ll keep you posted as to how this all works itself out.