CSAC Overturns DeJesus Win to No-Decision After Positive Test
By: Mike Whitman Jun 21, 2011
Palace Fights featherweight champion Isaac
DeJesus’ May 6 win over Russ Miura has
been erased, as the California State Athletic Commission ruled this
week that the result be changed to a no-decision.
The CSAC made its ruling at a Monday hearing in Van Nuys, Calif.,
where the decision was appealed by Ian Whittaker, who represented
Miura on behalf of Iridium Sports Agency.
DeJesus bested Miura at TPF 9
“The Contenders” in May, earning a first-round stoppage due to
strikes. DeJesus’ featherweight title was supposed to be on the
line, but the bout was changed to a non-title affair after DeJesus
failed to make weight.
Following the fight, the CSAC alleged that DeJesus’ drug screen
came back positive for marijuana. The fighter was fined $500 by the
commission and suspended six months. Tachi Palace Fights
subsequently pulled DeJesus from an August title fight against
In overturning the decision, CSAC officials referenced the recently
amended Section 368 of the California Code of Regulations, which
explains when the commission may overturn a decision. As listed in
the section along with collusion and scoring errors, a positive
drug test following the fight qualifies as a justifiable reason for
changing the original ruling.
As DeJesus will not see action until November at the earliest due
to his suspension, the vacant featherweight title will now be
contested at TPF
10 in August between Yagin and former Bellator champion