Advertisement: IBO Boxing
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com
Advertisement

Canelo Alvarez Suspended for Six Months for Failing PED Tests

By Keith Idec

The Nevada State Athletic Commission voted unanimously Wednesday to extend Canelo Alvarez’s temporary suspension to six months at its monthly meeting in Las Vegas.

His one-year suspension was immediately reduced to six months during the meeting because Alvarez, who wasn’t in attendance, has cooperated fully with the NSAC’s investigation. Alvarez acknowledged that clenbuterol was in his system when he twice tested positive in February, but the former super welterweight and middleweight champion didn’t admit intent to use that banned substance.

Commission regulations called for Alvarez to be suspended for a period between nine and 24 months for what was his first performance-enhancing drug-related violation.

The suspension is retroactive to Alvarez’s first positive test for clenbuterol, February 17, which means it should end after August 17. That could allow Alvarez to reschedule his middleweight championship rematch Gennady Golovkin for September 15, assuming Alvarez continues to adhere to the NSAC’s testing policies for performance-enhancing drugs.

canelo-golovkin (21)

The NSAC also voted not to fine the Mexican superstar for twice failing tests for clenbuterol on February 17 and February 20. Those tests were administered in Mexico by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association.

Alvarez claims meat contamination, a common problem in Mexico, is responsible for clenbuterol turning up in his system.  He was temporarily suspended by the NSAC on March 23, which led to his second fight against Golovkin getting canceled.

Alvarez withdrew April 3 from his rematch against Golovkin because he was advised that the NSAC would extend his temporary suspension Wednesday. They were scheduled to fight again May 5 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Neither Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) nor Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) has fought since they battled to a controversial 12-round draw September 16 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. Handlers for Golovkin announced earlier Wednesday that he’ll fight junior middleweight contender Vanes Martirosyan (36-3-1, 21 KOs) on May 5 at StubHub Center in Carson, California (HBO).

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

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by woo9115 on 04-19-2018

No fines??!?? Any money the Canelo camp must pay to the GGG camp? It's worst than not making weight where some of the purse fees must be given to other boxer becuz of being heavy... When he's reinstated; GGG should…

Comment by Russian Crushin on 04-19-2018

Recommended 9 to 24 months but got a "reduced" sentence of 6 because he showed up lol

Comment by BattlingNelson on 04-19-2018

That was a mild sentence. 6 months? Well that means everybody can juice stating meat contamination without any serious repercussion. Smfh.

Comment by Elroy The Great on 04-19-2018

not one person in this thread [B]seriously[/B] mentioned (if at all), nelo using stuff. a bunch of ronnie shields up in here :lol1:

Comment by Elroy The Great on 04-19-2018

[QUOTE=jaded;18684178]You give a guy what comes down to as an additional 5 months suspension after he just had knee surgery and needs time off to recover anyways...and that's supposed to be some kind of penalty?[/QUOTE] im sure nelo knew a…

ADD COMMENT VIEW COMMENTS (161)
Advertisement
Top Headlines
Tyrone McKenna Gets Shock Win Over Mimoune, Meets Ohara Davies Ohara Davies Stops Jeff Ofori In Six, Gets To MTK Tourney Final Idigov Edges Ford: Edisultanov, Sirotkin, Davtaev Win in Moscow Ruben Torres: My Mission For 2020, Just Keep Improving, Keep Winning Luis Ortiz Warns Andy Ruiz: I'm No Joshua - Fight Me! Carlos Castro Back in Action at Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix Jamal James Aims To Shine Against Thomas Dulorme on April 11 Arum: Davison Doesn't Have Knowledge To Be Fury's Chief Second In Fight Like This Manuel Charr vs. Trevor Bryan - Purse Bid on March 2 Wilder's Co-Trainer Predicts KO Victory in Seven, Eight Rounds Wallin: My Fight With Fury Should've Been Stopped On Cuts Arum Believes Jarrell Miller Didn't Know He Was Putting PEDs In System Deontay Wilder: Legacy Is More Important Than The Business BoxingScene Television Pick of The Week - February 21 MTK Golden Contract: Tyrone McCullagh Says He Has Nothing To Lose Lennox Lewis: Wilder is #1 Heavyweight, Fury #2 - Joshua is 3! Arum Reacts To NSAC Barring Wilder-Fury Face-Off at Weigh-In Wilder Co-Trainer Breaks Down Tyson Fury Rematch Caleb Plant Discusses Canelo, Benavidez Fights MTK Golden Contract: Ryan Walsh Eyeing WBO Title Shot Arum More Confident Than Ever Wilder-Fury II Will Do 2 Million PPV Buys Whyte: Fury Shoving Match Staged - Wilder is Joke, Fraud, Liar Manny Robles on Andy Ruiz Leaving, Wilder-Fury, More WBC Prez Talks Canelo, Wilder-Fury, Loma-Lopez Charles Martin: I'll Stop Washinton in Four, Take on Whole Division Warren: NSAC Decision To Axe Wilder-Fury Face-Off is Stupid! Telemundo Weights From Miami: Gonzalez 108, Juarez 107.8 Tim Bradley Breaks Down Wilder vs. Fury Rematch Wilder: Fury Switched Trainers Because He's Nervous, Concerned Fundora-Lewis, Imam-Molina, Matias-Ananyan - Face-Offs Brandun Lee vs. Camilo Prieto Tops ShoBox Quadrupleheader, March 13 Emanuel Navarrete, Jeo Santisima - Face-Off at Presser Charles Martin, Gerald Washington - Face-Off at Presser Michael Hunter Breaks Down Wilder vs. Fury Rematch Max Kellerman Breaks Down Wilder vs. Fury Rematch Alejandra Jimenez - B-Sample Comes Back Positive Tagoe vs. Perez Tops March 12 Card on UFC Fight Pass Keith Hunter Vows That Malik Hawkins is Going Down on ShoBox Ramirez-Alvarez WBO Title Eliminator: Top Rank Lone Bidder Fury: This Is Not A Racial War, It's Two Heavyweights Going Toe-To-Toe
Advertisement
Advertisement
Latest Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement