By Miguel Rivera

According to the World Boxing Council, they received a report from the Voluntary Doping Agency (VADA), and they detailed to the sanctioning body that both Saul "Canelo" Alvarez and Gennady "GGG" Golovkin came up clean in all of their pre and post-fight anti-doping tests.

The WBC, with the support of the VADA, implemented the Clean Boxing Program, which forces World Boxing Council champions and top contenders to submit to anti-doping tests without prior notice - even if they do not have scheduled bouts.

While Canelo has no connection to the WBC, Golden Boy Promotions often retains VADA to handle the drug testing protocols for all of their major events.

Canelo and Golovkin, who holds the WBA, IBF, IBO, WBC world titles at middleweight, fought to a twelve round split draw on September 16th from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

The official results caused a lot of controversy and debates over which boxer deserved the victory. The scores were 118-110 for Canelo, 115-113 in favor of Golovkin and 114-114 for the draw.

There is a rematch clause that Canelo can exercise to force a second bout, but both sides are already in discussions to do a rematch. The bout generated the third largest gate in boxing history and brought in at least 1.3 million buys or more on pay-per-view.

The rematch is certainly targeted for the first week of May, on the 5th, as part of Cinco De Mayo weekend. Canelo is not going to fight again prior to May. Golovkin might have permission to make a voluntary defense in December, but more than likely he would wait until the rematch if a deal is struck by both sides.