Canelo Alvarez withdraws from rematch with Gennady Golovkin after failed drug tests


The highly anticipated rematch between Canelo and GGG will have to wait at least six more months after Alvarez tested positive for clenbuterol.

Canelo Alvarez withdrew from his scheduled May 5 rematch with Gennady Golovkin on Tuesday in the wake of two positive doping tests and in anticipation of a ban from the Nevada Athletic Commission.

Alvarez, whose bout with Golovkin was set to be one of the biggest boxing matches of 2018, showed traces of the prohibited steroid clenbuterol in his system in February. He claimed the results were caused by eating tainted Mexican meat during a training stint in Guadalajara.

Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez confirmed that the match-up would be cancelled. Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler has indicated his fighter will still fight on May 5, against an opponent still

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