Canelo Alvarez fails drug test, blames infested meat


Canelo Alvarez tested certain for clenbuterol in snippet amounts his group says are unchanging with beef decay that has impacted athletes in Mexico and China.
Time Sports

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Middleweight fighter Canelo Alvarez has tested certain for a criminialized drug, and his promoters censure infested meat.

A intentional exam showed Alvarez had traces of clenbuterol. A matter from Golden Boy Promotions pronounced a volume was unchanging with beef decay that has impacted athletes in Mexico and China.

Daniel Eichner, executive of a World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited laboratory that conducted a test, wrote Monday: “These values are all within a operation of what is approaching from beef contamination.”

Alvarez is scheduled for a rematch with middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin on May 5 in Las Vegas, a rarely expected quarrel after their pull final year.

Alvarez will pierce his training stay from Mexico to a United States and contention to additional tests, Golden Boy said.

Clenbuterol, mostly used by asthmatics, has fat blazing properties and athletes have been famous to use it to assistance them dump physique fat and weight quickly. Among those who have tested certain for it are ball players Raul Mondesi and Guillermo Mota, champion cyclist Alberto Contador, and a series of participants in a 2008 Beijing Olympics.

“I am an contestant who respects a competition and this surprises me and bothers me since it had never happened to me,” Alvarez said. “I will contention to all a tests that need me to explain this annoying conditions and we trust that during a finish a law will prevail.”

Alvarez, 27, of Mexico, and Golovkin, from Kazakhstan, are among a best active boxers. Alvarez, whose given name is Saul, is 49-1-2 with 34 knockouts. He relinquished his prior belts before assembly Golovkin final September, when Alvarez won on one label 118-110, mislaid 115-13 on another and third decider had it 114-114.

“It’s tough to criticism on it, we’re watchful for a Nevada elect to do their due diligence,” Tom Loeffler, Golovkin’s promoter, told a Associated Press. “We would like a quarrel to continue if there is any approach for that to happen.

“Triple G always has wanted to bear contrast since he hits so tough and is so well-conditioned, he didn’t wish there to be any questions on his side. He had wanted both fighters to bear contrast to make for a turn personification margin as most as possible.”

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