Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez who was getting ready for his potential showdown with Gennady Golovkin, has tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol. Following two positive drug test, NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission) puts Canelo Alvarez on temporary suspension.
News reported on Thursday, March 29, that commission executive director Bob Bennett filed an official complaint against Canelo Alvarez as he tested positive for banned substance clenbuterol and ordered him to attend a hearing on April 18th to discuss the issues in person.
NSAC executive Bob Bennett released a statement discussing the situation (Quote Via MMAFighting)
“After completing my investigation, I made the determination to file a complaint against Mr. Alvarez and set the matter for a disciplinary hearing during the Commission’s regularly scheduled meeting on April 18th. Therefore, I am cancelling the hearing that was scheduled for Friday, March 30th.”
Canelo ‘Golden Boy’ Alvarez tested positive on samples given February 17 and 20. Canelo was in Guadalajara, Mexico, at the time of his failed tests, and said meat contamination caused his positive test.
Alvarez vs. Golovkin 2 is still scheduled for May 5th (HBO PPV) in Las Vegas right now.
Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) is also aware of Canelo Alvarez’s situation but his team is waiting to hear more from the Nevada Commission before making an assessment.