Canelo Alvarez has been temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC), after testing positive for the banned substance clenbuterol… twice.
The Mexican boxing star will not be required to appear at a commission hearing on the issue April 10, where it will be determined whether the anticipated Canelo-Gennady Golovkin rematch on May 5.
The suspension was handed down for two positive tests during random urine tests conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association in his hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico, on Feb. 17 and Feb. 20.
Following the news, Alvarez claims the positive tests were from eating contaminated beef. This has been an ongoing problem for athletes from Mexico, because farmers include the substance in cattle feed to reduce fat and increase lean muscle mass. This is prohibited in the United States.
Canelo is now training in San Diego.
We now await a ruling from the NSAC on whether or not the Canelo-GGG rematch can still continue on. Stay tuned…
The two faced off last September in an exciting slugfest that ended in a controversial draw.