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Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. suspended

Updated: October 9, 2012, 10:24 PM ET
By Dan Rafael | ESPN.com

Former middleweight titlist Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. was temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Tuesday in an expected procedural move because of his positive test for marijuana in the wake of a unanimous decision loss to world champion Sergio Martinez on Sept. 15 at the Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas.

The suspension was handed out at the commission's regular monthly meeting as the precursor to a hearing in which Chavez and the Nevada attorney general will present ...

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