Chavez Jr: Obvious Canelo is Using, But That's Not Why He's Good

By Miguel Rivera

The former WBC middleweight world champion, Julio Cesar Chavez Jr., believes Saul "Canelo" Alvarez is using performance enhancing drugs to improve his body.

On Wednesday in Las Vegas, the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended Canelo for six months for coming up positive for banned substance clenbuterol in two separate tests taken back in February.

Chavez Jr. was dominated over twelve rounds in May 2017, when he fought Canelo at a catch-weight of 164.5-pounds.

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But prior to their fight, Chavez Jr. did make allegations against Canelo and PED use.

Canelo claims that he inadvertently ingested contaminated meat and that caused his situation with the positive tests. Mexico has an ongoing problem with farmers using clenbuterol on their livestock.

The suspension forced the Mexican star to withdraw from scheduled rematch with middleweight king Gennady Golovkin.

Chavez Jr. does not believe Canelo's claim of eating tainted meat.

However, he also credits his rival with having a lot of ability and says that it's not PEDs that make Canelo a good fighter.

"I do not think meat is the problem, they can see from his body, his character, the way he reacts when someone says something to him. I think Canelo was very obvious in his behavior, his character, how he was so rude to the trainer of Golovkin, Abel Sanchez. People who know about steroids, know that Canelo is using something - but I do not think that is the reason why Canelo is a good fighter, he deserves all the credit in the world," Chavez Jr. said.

Chavez Jr. has been inactive since that loss. He plans to return in the coming months.

"My next fight.. I think I'm going to fight in June or July, I'm waiting for them to tell me and talk to confirm, but I'm already training. I gained a lot of weight, and I've been losing weight, I have not been presented with a fight. There were no good fights, but now it's time," Chavez Jr. said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by elfag on 04-19-2018

[QUOTE=omh;18684376]Chavez tested positive for a diuretics weed and literally ran from the tester after the Rubio fight in texas he really shouldn't be talking[/QUOTE] This. And he wants to talk about Canelo's physical appearance when he has that big ass…

Comment by S7V7N on 04-19-2018

[QUOTE=BigStomps;18686550]Are you fuccing blind? Retarded? Or both?? [B]That's gotta be the stupidest shet any trainer has ever said[/B][/QUOTE] Guess you're the one that's blind 'cause I just showed you where Canelo himself said it. All the other revisions you do…

Comment by HarvardBlue on 04-19-2018

Of course steroids doesn't make you a better fighter but it does give you certain advantages that helps you to beat better fighters. I see some people keep saying he started after the Mayweather fight... Maybe that was the first…

Comment by BigStomps on 04-19-2018

[QUOTE=S7V7N;18686410]You must have a short memory. Insert foot in mouth. It was Canelo himself that said this leading up to the first match. Abel was only calling him out on it. [URL=""]Canelo To Golovkin: I'll Show You How a True…

Comment by S7V7N on 04-19-2018

[QUOTE=BigStomps;18684722]Did this idiot forget that Abel was running his mouth to Canelo and was talking shet?? He told Canelo that real man don't run and stand there and fight.... That's gotta be the stupidest shet any trainer has ever said…

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