Alvarez takes responsibility for testing positive
Canelo Alvarez is taking the full blame for a pair of failed from February, but his excuse is not what you would expect. Alvarez tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol. The Mexican superstar is now calling it a mistake for not being more careful.
He was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for six months – and the situation forced him to withdraw from a scheduled rematch with Gennady Golovkin for May 5th.
“I do not want to involve anyone else, really this was a mistake that I made by not reading about this, about this issue, about the serious issue that Mexico has with the meat,” Canelo told ESPN Deportes.
“But I did not do anything intentionally, I did not do anything to try to improve my performance, I would never do something like that. It was a mistake and nothing more. I did not educate myself about this problem in Mexico. It was my mistake and I will not repeat it.
“After what happened to me, I’ve taken a lot of precautions. Really, too many precautions, I think extreme. To the extreme of not eating meat, I walked away from meat. Meat in the United States is different, I can eat it without problems, because over here there is more control over the meat, but I really want to get used to not eating it, because most of the time I’m in Mexico and I walked away from it, I totally walked away from meat.”
The rematch with Golovkin is now scheduled for September 15th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. For the upcoming rematch, Canelo is now being tested by VADA on a regular basis and he stopped eating meat.
Alvarez is 49-1-2 with 34 knockouts, while Golovkin is 38-0-1 with 34 knockouts.