By Miguel Rivera
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez came out swinging when approached about the recent complaints that were made by Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. with respect to the current testing protocol being initiated by VADA.
Canelo and Chavez Jr. will collide at a catch-weight of 164.5-pounds, on May 6th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The fight headlines an HBO Pay-Per-View event.
In a few recent interviews, Chavez Jr. complained that he was tested by VADA on more than one occasion where the company only took his urine and not any blood samples. He questioned their practices and wondered why Canelo was so demanding to have their company handle the random drug tests.
Canelo lashed out when informed of Chavez Jr.'s complaints.
"What he's saying is pure bullsh*t, because [VADA] is a very prestigious company and I do not tell them what they have to do. The only one who is scared [of the testing] and has fear is him. I've never been [positive] for doping in my entire career and I've always been a clean fighter. And he already tested positive twice. So he has no basis to say those stupid things," Canelo said.
The feud has lasted for many years and many felt the contest would never happen, but the boxers agreed to meet at a weight limit that works for both parties.
"He's a Mexican fighter. Fights between Mexicans are hard and synonymous of wars. Facing a Mexican fighter is a separate ingredient. We know it's going to be a tough and a very strong fight. This fight is more out of pride than anything else. This fight is worth more than any title and is more interesting because of that. Obviously the titles are important for me, but this fight goes beyond that because it goes for pride, the desire to win and to keep moving forward," Canelo said.