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Canelo: Failed Drug Tests Were My Fault - NOT My Team!

By Miguel Rivera

Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez is taking the full blame for a pair of failed from February.

Canelo came up positive for the banned substance clenbuterol.

He was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for six months - and the situation forced him to withdraw from a scheduled rematch with Gennady Golovkin for May 5th.

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The rematch with Golovkin is now scheduled for September 15th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Canelo's handlers have taken a lot of heat for their boxer testing positive - but he accepts sole responsibility for what happened.

Canelo has maintained that his positive tests were a direct result of ingesting contaminated meat during his training camp in Mexico.

For the upcoming rematch, Canelo is now being tested by VADA on a regular basis and he stopped eating meat.

"I do not want to involve anyone else, really this was a mistake that I made by not reading about this, about this issue, about the serious issue that Mexico has with the meat," Canelo told ESPN Deportes.

"But I did not do anything intentionally, I did not do anything to try to improve my performance, I would never do something like that. It was a mistake and nothing more. I did not to educate myself about this problem in Mexico. It was my mistake and I will not repeat it.

"After what happened to me, I've taken a lot of precautions. Really, too many precautions, I think extreme. To the extreme of not eating meat, I walked away from meat. Meat in the United States is different, I can eat it without problems, because over here there is more control over the meat, but I really want to get used to not eating it, because most of the time I'm in Mexico and I walked away from it, I totally walked away from meat."

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by REYESdelBOXEO on 07-26-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing Scene;18963211]Yeah just like the first fight where he lost 8 rounds to 4, ran the whole time and fought 1 min of each round. Great prediction. Send some video since you're in his training camp. Would like to see…

Comment by Rock&Roll on 07-24-2018

[QUOTE=mlac;18962607]is it far fetched to think golovkin and/or parts of his team targeted Canelo in an operation to taint his meat in order to gain a more favorable purse??[/QUOTE] No, i think that's probably what happened. Golovkin trains with a…

Comment by Azzie on 07-24-2018

Let's hope for the good of boxing that Golovkin knocks him out this time.

Comment by AKAcronym on 07-24-2018

[QUOTE=Squ□redCircle34;18964332]I guess you don't have good attention to details ability otherwise you would know that so called "best shot " was rolled with by ggg! Ggg rolled with it which took some of the power off of it, and he…

Comment by SUBZER0ED on 07-24-2018

You got busted in February, it's damned near August and [B]now [/B]you [I]somewhat[/I] accept responsibility? FOH, Mexican Bozo.

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