Erik Morales Believes Suspension Has Stained Image of Canelo

By Miguel Rivera

Mexican boxing legend Erik Morales said that the six-month suspension handed down on Canelo Álvarez for the two positive tests of clenbuterol was fair, but he believes the Mexican superstar will always be at a disadvantage because a cloud of doubt will be hanging over head from some critics.

Morales and Francisco 'Bandido' Vargas were fighters who in 2012 and 2016, respectively, were able to move forward with their fights despite having tested positive for clenbuterol.

Érik did it against Danny García in New York, and ending up knocked out in four rounds, and Vargas climbed into the ring in California against Orlando Salido, finishing with a draw in the fight of the year.

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The positive tests, which were taken back in February, forced Canelo to withdraw from a scheduled May 5th rematch with Gennady Golovkin. The Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended Canelo for six months on Wednesday.

The suspension, which is retroactive to when he tested positive, will allow him to be able to fight by August,

"It is fair on the one hand, because it will help Canelo with the possibility of fighting in September and surely the attention for the fight and the economic success if the second one is done with Gennady Golovkin will be bigger, but on the other side yes it will stain the image of Canelo and Mexican boxing," Morales said to ESPN Deportes.

"Without a doubt this is a precedent for the Mexican sportsman, we have to eat more carefully, I even consider that we are going to be at a disadvantage because protein is part of our diet and we find it in red meat and chicken. There are a lot of problems. We should trust in the government that our meat is in good condition and free of toxins, but it is not.

"This is a problem because we can not bring a laboratory behind us to decide what we are going to eat, someone to check the meat or any food to know if we can consume it, we need to trust that what we buy has quality, but it is not always the case."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Gennadyevich on 04-20-2018

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;18686416]Mexican boxing legend Erik Morales said that the six-month suspension handed down on Canelo lvarez for the two positive tests of clenbuterol was fair, but he believes the Mexican superstar will always be at a disadvantage because a cloud of…

Comment by Illmatic94 on 04-20-2018

Mexico the new Russia. Land of the cheats.

Comment by sbbigmike on 04-20-2018

Flabby n sick clen Morales was able to fight Chino off him with his face disfigured, the last one that needs to talk on this subject

Comment by Moralesterible on 04-20-2018

I always like morales, he was a warrior, but he shouldn't took that match, he didn't have to prove anything but cheat is cheat

Comment by Boxfan7819 on 04-19-2018

Another mexican cheat giving an opinion on cheating that's awesome.

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