Las Vegas – In a stunning revelation that has rocked the boxing establishment, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr has failed a post-fight drug test, testing positive for marijuana according to Top Rank spokesman Lee Samuels. This news now has many in the boxing fraternity believing that Chavez’ poor performance against Sergio Martinez over the weekend can be explained by the fact he was, according to one source, “probably stoned off his tits”.
The source continued “Yeah it was like he was fighting under the influence of pot against Martinez, all slow, uncoordinated and goofy”. While this description matches the way Chavez has fought his entire career, it does raise serious questions about his demeanour and training regimen, as referenced on HBO’s 24/7 series.
Read on to hear from more sources close to the camp.
Sources close to Chavez Jr’s training camp claim the boxer was listening to a lot of Bob Marley and other reggae music in the lead up to the fight, while others claim that he was making midnight runs to 7-11, stocking up on junk food to eat while watching Cheech and Chong films.
In addition, other reports stated that a close neighbor’s garden hose got shorter and shorter as the countdown to the fight got closer.
“Man that hose just disappeared. We thought it was the local kids. Now we’re not so sure” said the neighbour under condition of anonymity.
The question is this - was Chavez off his rocker during the fight? Or was it simply a situation where he accidentally inhaled some second hand smoke as he pounded the pavement past a parked Kombi van?
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