Middleweight Marco Antonio Rubio filed an official protest against the result of his February 4, 2012, WBC championship bout. Rubio requests that the bout’s result be set aside based upon the WBC’s failure to drug test either boxer despite suspicious circumstances, specifically Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr.’s 22 lb weight gain in the 24 hours between the weigh-in and the fight. Rubio argues that such a large weight gain is evidence of use of prohibited diuretics. The protest has attracted media coverage in both the U.S. and Mexico.
Rubio is represented by Schlam Stone & Dolan attorneys Richard Dolan and Niall O’Murchadha.