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Canelo Hit With NSAC Complaint, Hearing is Now on April 18

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has canceled a planned hearing on Friday, with respect to the temporary suspension of Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, and have now filed an official complaint against the boxer.

The disciplinary hearing, which was scheduled for April 10, is now going forward on April 18. The news was first reported by MMA Fighting.

“After completing my investigation, I made the determination to file a complaint against Mr. Alvarez and set the matter for a disciplinary hearing during the Commission’s regularly scheduled meeting on April 18th. Therefore, I am cancelling the hearing that was scheduled for Friday, March 30th," stated NSAC executive director Bob Bennett.

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Canelo was temporarily suspended last Friday in connection with two drug tests that came up positive for banned substance clenbuterol in the month of February (17th and 20th).

The boxer is still scheduled, for the moment, to face IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin on May 5th from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Canelo will have to state his case, in person or via phone, at the NSAC's disciplinary hearing in Las Vegas.

The Mexican superstar and his team have claimed that food contamination is the root cause for the positive tests, with the boxer inadvertently digesting contaminated food.

However, Golovkin and his handlers have disputed Canelo's position on the matter - because numerous athletes, and boxers, have tested positive for clenbuterol in recent years.

Last week, Golovkin verbally exploded in the direction of Canelo - claiming to reporters that the Mexican superstar was a longtime user of performance enhancing drugs - and also claimed that he possesses photographs and videos which show alleged evidence of injections.

Initially many had expected the rematch to push through without any problems, but now the event is in serious jeopardy after the MGM, which owns the T-Mobile, began to offer full refunds to the show. Additionally, Fathom Events - which planned to distribute the fight in movie theaters - has removed the card from their schedule.

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Comment by tdubb on 03-30-2018

[QUOTE=Illmatic94;18617728]I already backed off Canelo and gave him a pass because we need this rematch. I guess Ima have to call Mr. Bennett myself and express my disappointment with his blatant disregard for my memo. #HANDSOFFCANELO we need this rematch.…

Comment by mapleleaf27 on 03-30-2018

[QUOTE=Street15;18619217]Ahaha. This is hilarious. I always thought his 155 theatrics were beyond silly.[/QUOTE] cheers, happy holidays

Comment by The Surgeon on 03-30-2018

I'm sure both test samples were taken at the same time. Not a case of he failed a test then they took another sample from him.

Comment by Bda31175 on 03-30-2018

The maintain muscle thing is what Im thinking about. If he's cycling pep pills to drop weight, those metabolism accelerators eat as much muscle as they do pure fat. I cant believe a several month regimen of that up to…

Comment by Tomjas on 03-30-2018

Give the fraud a long holiday Absolutely no sympathy for this self entitled clown

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