Drug test controversy, coming in overweight, quitting after five rounds, pelted with litter. Is this the end for Julio Cesar Chavez Jr?

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After a wretched defeat to Daniel Jacobs, it is a long way back for Chavez

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DESPITE various infractions and behavioural issues in the past, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr has never had a problem securing high-profile, big-money fights. The likelihood is that this will not be the case anymore.

After pulling himself out of his bout with Daniel Jacobs after five rounds – a contest for which he came in almost five pounds over the 168lb limit – it is unlikely that he will be granted another such opportunity or payday, however much weight his name carries.

Going into his main event clash in Arizona last night (Friday December 20), controversy had surrounded Chavez due to his refusal to take part in a random VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association) drug test in late October. To make matters worse, he was forced to give up $1m of his purse to Jacobs for missing weight so flagrantly. Nevertheless, he entered the arena as the crowd favourite in Phoenix, though he would not end up leaving the ring in the same manner.

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