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Canelo Set To Return To The WBC's Rankings in June

By Miguel Rivera

Earlier this month, middleweight contender Saul "Canelo" Alvarez was pulled from the WBC's rankings - because of his refusal to enter their Clean Boxing Program - which is run by drug testing agency VADA [Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency]. 

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has revealed that Canelo will return to his organization's rankings in the month of June - after Canelo recently signed up with VADA for a year-round drug testing protocol.

Canelo has been under fire since the month of March, after it was revealed that he tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol in a pair of tests taken in February.

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The Mexican superstar was going to fight WBC, IBF, WBA, IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin on May 5 - but the contest fell out after Canelo was hit with a six month suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

"Already (Canelo) will return to the rankings in June. That's the regulation, if you're a part of VADA for the out-of-competition tests, you can be ranked. If you're not (in VADA), you can not be ranked, it's simple consistency," said Sulaiman to ESPN Deportes.

"Being enrolled in this program a positive step of clarity. It is clear and conclusive that he is intending to be a clean boxer, to be available 365 days a year, 24 hours a day, seven days a week - because you can get tested at any time."

Canelo will be capable of fighting by mid-August. He hopes to face Golovkin in a rematch on September 15th, as part of Mexican Independence Day weekend.

They fought last September to a controversial twelve round draw at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Golovkin returned to the ring on May 5 as planned, at the StubHub Center in Carson, California. In an HBO televised main event, he scored an easy two round knockout of junior middleweight contender Vanes Martirosyan.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by Don Mac on 05-31-2018

[QUOTE=Oshio;18797068]Why is Sulaiman being too kind with Canelo? There's something more than boxing between these two[/QUOTE] Because the fat fcuk is a shameless fool. He desperately wants Canelo to wear a tacky WBC belt and will get on his knees…

Comment by Don Mac on 05-31-2018

when does vada testing actually start? After his suspension ends?

Comment by Tony Mangtana on 05-23-2018

The only man other than Andy Dufresne to swim through a river of sh*t and come out clen on the other side..

Comment by Oshio on 05-23-2018

Why is Sulaiman being too kind with Canelo? There's something more than boxing between these two

Comment by Boxing Scene on 05-23-2018

Canelo is a flat out piece of **** cheater who doesn't even care that he got caught. They gave the whole boxing public a big **** you in the form of "tainted meat".

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