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Golovkin Promoter: Rematch Can Rehabilitate Canelo's Image

Tom Loeffler, promoter for IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs), says his fighter is still harboring some very angry feelings over Canelo Alvarez's drug tests.

Golovkin's anger began in March, when it was revealed that Canelo failed a pair of drug tests in February. He came up positive for the banned substance clenbuterol.

The drug testing issue was the main factor in forcing their originally rematch date of May 5th to fall apart.

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They are now scheduled to collide on September 15th, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Canelo has maintained from the start, that his positive tests were caused by his inadvertent ingestion of contaminated meat while training in Mexico.

But Golovkin is not buying that excuse and accussed Canelo of being a user of performance enhancing drugs.

“Triple G feels that when you’re at that level, you should be held to a higher standard,” Loeffler said to the Press Enterprise. “Regardless of how a substance got into your body, you need to know what you’re eating.

“And athletes at that level can afford to have the type of training camps or the type of food preparation where you don’t take that type of a chance of not knowing what gets in your body.”

If the shoe was on the other foot, Golovkin believes the critics would have roasted him.

Canelo has taken a lot of heat for the positive tests and his credibility has been damaged - but Loeffler believes this rematch can undo the damage of that controversy.

“I know Triple G was extremely disappointed and frustrated with the positive tests,” Loeffler said. “As I’ve said before, had Triple G tested positive, everybody would have jumped on him.

“And so I think Canelo took a big hit and this is the fight that can rehabilitate his image.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by mathed on 06-24-2018

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;18888146]the fat red kid is gonna lite that boy up like a christmas tree[/QUOTE] Clenela gone do big things :crazy: [IMG]https://www.dailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/migration/2016/201610/NEWS_161019891_AR_0_NOJSQDBKQRWP.jpg?w=535[/IMG]

Comment by mathed on 06-24-2018

This rematch is going to permanently erase the diva's image but that's about it.

Comment by Boxing 956 on 06-24-2018

All these things aside I just hope I get my $100 worth for the fight. As boxing fans we need a good fight to determine a winner. There is always talk of how bad these 2 guys r ( some…

Comment by hugh grant on 06-24-2018

Not surprised ggG angry. Had to take hard punches for 12 rounds from ped fighter. If Nelo wasn't on peds he would ve gas by 6th round and his punches would be weaken visibly. God I hate spellcheck

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 06-24-2018

[QUOTE=icha;18888242]sad thing is the goverment hasnt done anything about it to this point... so unless you bring your own meat everytime you go to a restaurant or visit a family member or a friend , all you can do is…

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