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.
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."