Bernstein: If Canelo Gets a Year, GGG Rematch May Not Happen

On Wednesday, Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez will take part in a disciplinary hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

He faces a one-year suspension over two drug tests that came up positive for the banned substance clenbuterol back in February.

The NSAC placed him under a temporary suspension, which forced him to withdraw from a scheduled May 5th rematch with IBF, IBO, WBC, WBA middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.

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A year suspension would eliminate Canelo from being able to face Golovkin in September, but many insiders expect the Mexican fighter to receive a reduced sentence of six months.

Al Bernstein, Hall of Famer and Showtime expert analyst, believes the rematch may not happen, at all, if Canelo gets cracked with the full one year suspension.

Because of Golovkin's age and the fact that he's showing signs of decline, it's a now or never situation for the two boxers to get in the ring.

Canelo and Golovkin fought to a controversial twelve round split draw back in September 2017, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. 

"It depends on how long the suspension is. If it’s a year long suspension and they can’t get around that, then I’m going to say the fight may not happen. A lot of things can happen in a year, and on top of that Golovkin is 37 years of age," Bernstein told On The Ropes Boxing Radio

"Golovkin is showing no signs of retiring, but I think it’s a safe statement to say that he’s in the twilight of his career. At some point you start to diminish a little bit. How much longer will he be around? If they wait, how will that affect the business side of things? I’m not sure that we’re going to see that fight this year, and I’m not sure we’re going to see it."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Teetotaler on 04-18-2018

[QUOTE=budfr;18683691]I can´t believe how ignorant you are... first of all wht´s your definition of white and what are those last names sup´posed to be? Mexicans and Latinos in general have many different last names other than Perez. Also, it´s BERINSTAIN…

Comment by budfr on 04-18-2018

[QUOTE=Teetotaler;18682110]Lmao all i read were the quotes and i always think nacho is the only Bernstein. How a messican guy and a white guy gone have the same name[/QUOTE] I can´t believe how ignorant you are... first of all wht´s…

Comment by Teetotaler on 04-18-2018

[QUOTE=chubuk7;18681413]Nice try, doe. LOL[/QUOTE] Lmao all i read were the quotes and i always think nacho is the only Bernstein. How a messican guy and a white guy gone have the same name

Comment by _Rexy_ on 04-18-2018

[QUOTE=Illmatic94;18680816]Good! Fck this rematch. Golovkin has spent the last four years sniffing Canelo's ass for a payday. One is enough. Stop sniffing. "All the belts" doe. Fckin fraud. Canelo has no damn belt.[/QUOTE] Canelo is lineal champ of the MW…

Comment by Metho_4u on 04-18-2018

So? Does anyone even really care? I personally don't.

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