The much anticipated rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin on May 5 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vega has officially been cancelled. The dates of failed samples for clenbuterol were the 17th and 20th of February, with contaminated meat being blamed for the substance appearing in the samples of Canelo.
Despite contaminated meat being a common occurrence for failed drug tests in the past, Canelo was temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) before a formal complaint was filed against him.
As pointed out by ESPN, he did not apologize to his opponent, who said less than two weeks ago that it was obvious that Alvarez was cheating prior to their first fight. From here on out, I will take precautions before future fights and make sure this never again happens. I respect the sport unconditionally and would never do anything to tarnish something I have worked so hard for and given so many sacrifices for. "I don't pay attention to them", said Alvarez on Tuesday.
CORK MIDDLEWEIGHT SPIKE O'Sullivan has confirmed negotiations with Gennady Golovkin's team are underway ahead of a prospective fight for the Kazakh kingpin's IBF, WBC and WBA World middleweight titles. The commission is expected to extend his temporary suspension to at least six months. At his side was Dr. Miguel Angel Nazul, the vice president of the Mexican Federation in Sports Medicine, who explained in detail why Clenbuterol is a common problem in Alvarez's native country. How did this happen, I don't know. Both fighters claimed victory, but it left a gut-wrenching feeling in most fans stomachs.
"Come on, I told you, it's not meat", Golovkin said. "I had been training and I wanted to get in the ring and prove, once and for all, that I am the best middleweight in the world".