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.
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."