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Marco Antonio Rubio ordered to be Re-Instated as Mandatory Middleweight Challenger



After proceeding pursuant to the WBC’s administrative process of resolution of grievances and appeals, the Court for Arbitration in Sport (CAS) issued a Consent Award ratifying the conciliated resolution of Rubio’s protest in connection with his February 4, 2012, WBC World Middleweight Championship fight against Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. Rubio’s protest was based on the State of Texas’ failure to order and administer the anti-doping test.

The CAS’ Consent Award requires that the WBC reinstate Rubio to his position as mandatory challenger in the middleweight division. Rubio was the mandatory challenger of the division when he entered the ring to fight Chavez Jr.

The WBC has been a long time supporter of Rubio’s career and considers it fair that Rubio receive another opportunity to fight for the WBC green and gold belt while all anti-doping protocols are dutifully followed