Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013 | 8:02 a.m.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission is preparing to decide the fate of boxer Julio Cesar Chavez Jr.
The 26-year-old Mexican fighter tested positive for marijuana in September after his first professional loss. The commission is set to take up his case on Thursday morning.
At a meeting in January, commissioners questioned why Chavez had not yet returned to Nevada for disciplinary action. Attorney Donald Campbell said the former middleweight champion was stuck in Mexico and unable to obtain a visa.
Chavez could receive a lengthy suspension or a significant fine on his $3 million purse. Chavez (46-1-1) has already been suspended once, after testing positive for a diuretic in 2009.
His promoter, Bob Arum, said in September that he did not see marijuana as a performance-enhancing drug.