Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Canelo Alvarez Announces VADA Will Test Him for PEDs Year-Round

By Keith Idec

Canelo Alvarez announced through his Twitter account Tuesday afternoon that he has signed a contract to participate year-round in the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association’s testing program for performance-enhancing drugs.

The suspended superstar has drawn intense criticism from Gennady Golovkin, his handlers, fans and reporters in recent weeks for failing to remain enrolled in VADA’s program while he doesn’t have a fight scheduled. The Nevada State Athletic Commission extended Alvarez’s suspension to six months at its monthly meeting April 18 for failing two PED tests in February.

The 27-year-old Alvarez twice tested positive for clenbuterol, a banned substance, on February 17 and February 20. Alvarez claims clenbuterol entered his system from contaminated meat, a common problem in his native Mexico.

canelo-alvarez (5)_10

Golovkin is among many to publicly dispute Alvarez’s excuse and just two days before his May 5 fight against Vanes Martirosyan called Alvarez “a dirty fighter” and “one of the largest problems that we have in boxing.” Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) was supposed to face Kazakhstan’s Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) in a middleweight championship rematch May 5 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, but he was forced to withdraw from their lucrative, pay-per-view showdown April 3 because he was advised that the NSAC would extend his suspension two weeks later.

Alvarez, whose suspension is expected to end after August 17, plans to return to the ring September 15. He wants to reschedule his rematch with Golovkin, who also has publicly stated that fighting Alvarez again is his top priority.

Alvarez’s agreement with VADA means the former middleweight and junior middleweight champion will be subject to random blood and urine testing throughout the year, even when he doesn’t have a fight scheduled. He didn’t specify in his Twitter announcement exactly when testing will begin, but he presumably meant immediately.

Eric Gomez, Golden Boy Promotions’ president, told BoxingScene.com last week that Alvarez would begin VADA testing again once contracts were signed for his rematch against Golovkin. Tuesday’s announcement seemingly assured Alvarez will be tested sooner than that.

Gomez also told BoxingScene.com that, although there’s still some time to negotiate, he would like to have contracts finalized with Tom Loeffler, Golovkin’s promoter, by the end of this month for a September 15 rematch.

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for BoxingScene.com. He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing

Tags: Saul Alvarez image  
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Diego Rodriguez on 05-22-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;18792339]I wrote the same thing in my last three posts..... which " [I]fairy tale[/I] " was your alt unable to contradict, but you can ? the last time I asked you that question, you somehow thought that I was asking…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 05-21-2018

[QUOTE=Diego Rodriguez;18790861]Didn't read what you wrote but just stop, you sound desperate.[/QUOTE] I wrote the same thing in my last three posts..... which " [I]fairy tale[/I] " was your alt unable to contradict, but you can ? the last time…

Comment by Diego Rodriguez on 05-21-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;18783444]kid..... 1) stop with the h0m0 sh1t..... you are well-aware I did not such thing dumbass..... did you just accuse me of telling stories, as you told me **** stories? 2) you said..... that my alt accusation is a fantasy,…

Comment by aboutfkntime on 05-18-2018

[QUOTE=Diego Rodriguez;18783191]First, please don't come on to me. Leave that for your male tricks. Second, the fairy tale that I am or have some kind of alt id. One and only right here punk. You live in a fantasyland. You…

Comment by TonyGe on 05-18-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;18778681]fair call all we know is..... 1) 4 independent experts ALL stated that the test results indicated accidental contamination..... one of those experts was the doctor who supervised the test 2) Canelo commissioned hair-follicle testing, like everyone demanded..... which lasts…

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (231)
Top Headlines Pacquiao: Khan, Crawford, Lomachenko All Potential Opponents Callum Johnson Warns: Beterbiev Will Know He's Been in a Fight! Liam Smith Confident of Shocking Jaime Munguia, Explains Why British and English Title News: Askin vs. Okolie Sent To Bids Pacquiao Wants Next Fight In U.S.; Arum Says Tax Debt Not $20M Horn's Promoter: Pacquiao's Win Proves He's Not Past It! Pacquiao: If Mayweather Comes Back - Let's Do a Second One! Pacquiao's Win Over Matthysse A Blessing And A Curse Atlas: Pacquiao Beat a Heavy Bag; Diminished Matthysse Quit! Pacquiao: Matthysse Was Hurt From The Punches, Looked Scared Pacquiao Says Buboy Warned Him To Avoid 'Marquez' Mistakes Jose Pedraza Expects a Very Tough Outing With Ray Beltran Manny Pacquiao: Do I Look Old? I'm Back! Lucas Matthysse is Not Sure About The Future of His Career Usyk: I Have No Fear of Fighting Murat Gassiev in Russia Jeff Horn Calls Out Manny Pacquiao For a Rematch Pacquiao: From Round 1, I Knew He Couldn't Handle My Power! Brandon Cook: Brook Fight is Off, Brook Has Ankle Injury Pacquiao Gives High Praise To Buboy as New Head Trainer RBF Exec: We Secured QF/SF Fights For The WBSS Season 2 Pacquiao: Like I Said - I'm Not Gone From Boxing, I'm Still Here! Photos: Pacquiao Crushes Matthysse For First KO Win Since 09 Photos: Regis Prograis Breaks Down Velasco For TKO, WBSS Slot Photos: Teofimo Lopez Beats Down, Stops William Silva Rocky Fielding: I'd Love An ECHO Arena Defense of WBA Title Philippines Prez Wants Pacquiao To Retire on Back of Big Win Matthysse: My Head is Raised, I Lost To a Legend in Pacquiao Manny Pacquiao: It Was a Long Time Ago Since I've Done That! Manny Pacquiao vs. Lucas Matthysse - CompuBox Punch Stats Pacquiao Knocks Matthysse Out in Seventh For WBA Belt Pacquiao vs. Matthysse - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Jhack Tepora Drops, Stops Edivaldo Ortega in Ninth Round Canizales KOs Bin in 12th Round, Retains Light Flyweight Title Mthalane Gets Off The Floor To Edge Waseem For IBF Title Regis Prograis Stops Juan Jose Velasco, Secures WBSS Spot Regis Prograis vs. Juan Jose Velasco - LIVE BoxingScene Scorecard Teofimo Lopez Drops Silva Three Times, Knocks Him Out In Sixth Manny Pacquiao-Lucas Matthysse: Stats & Stakes Velasco: Pressure's On Prograis; I'll Prove the Experts Wrong Rocky Fielding Blasts Out Tyron Zeuge in Five, Wins WBA Title
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement