The drama is building en route to the Cinco de Mayo rematch showdown between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady “GGG” Golovkin. As part of the voluntary testing program, one of Alvarez’s results came back positive for trace levels of Clenbuterol, consistent with meat contamination.
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Golden Boy contends that this meat contamination has impacted dozens of athletes in Mexico over the last years and as a result, Canelo will immediately move his training camp from Mexico to the United States and will submit to any number and variety of additional tests that VADA deems necessary ahead of and after May 5.
Upon receiving this information, Golden Boy immediately notified the Nevada State Athletic Commission and Gennady Golovkin’s promoter, Tom Loeffler.
Golden Boy produced experts immediately in Daniel Eichner, Director of SMRTL, the WADA-accredited lab that conducted the tests stated in his letter today, “These values are all within the range of what is expected from meat contamination.”
“I am an athlete who respects the sport and this surprises me and bothers me because it had never happened to me,” said Alvarez. “I will submit to all the tests that require me to clarify this embarrassing situation and I trust that at the end the truth will prevail.”
Lineal and Ring Magazine Middleweight World Champion Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) and WBC/WBA/IBF/IBO Middleweight World Champion Gennady “GGG” Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) will return to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas for a highly anticipated rematch on Cinco de Mayo.
Highlights of one of 2017 most anticipated fights. Please enjoy.
Canelo was awarded a controversial decision in their first 2017 fight, which many fans, media and boxing experts felt GGG actually won.