Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Golovkin: This is Not a Meat Problem, It's a Team Canelo Problem

By Miguel Rivera

IBF, IBO, WBA, WBC middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-, 33 KOs) is still training in Big Bear, California, for his rematch with Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) on Cinco de Mayo at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

But Golovkin feared the contest would be canceled after it was recent revealed that Canelo tested positive for low levels of clenbuterol.

The two boxers fought to a controversial twelve round split draw last September at the same Las Vegas venue.

canelo-golovkin (21)

Golovkin said that it was a very unfortunate moment for Canelo, for his team and for the sport of boxing.

Canelo has his team have claimed food contamination. Mexico has an ongoing problem in the country with meat being contaminated with clenbuteral, which is a banned performance enhancing drug.

But Golovkin does not view this situation as a contaminated meat problem - he views this as a problem with Canelo's team, because the undefeated champion said Canelo's handlers are well aware of the clenbuteral issue in Mexico and they didn't take the necessary precautions with handling the boxer's food.

"If it was meat, or milk or food is another story. The commission told us that he tested positive and it's very bad, but I think it's not a meat problem, it's not just his problem, it's a problem of his whole team. If they are professionals they must understand and know what they eat, his position.. it is not a problem of the meat. He looks very bad right now, many people see him as something negative for the sport, it is a problem of his team," Golovkin said to ESPN Deportes.

"(The news of Canelo's positive test) brought me different emotions. I think Canelo is a very good athlete, a good boxer, who does not need medicine or drugs, for me it is terrible and for all athletes who respect sport, clean sport, this is not good."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Shrap on 03-18-2018

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;18582285]Never said I backed cheaters. Quite the opposite. But I also don't jump on the 'judge-jury-executioner bandwagon' immediately like a bunch of you do. I'll watch your posts now and then to see if you're a Canelo hater. My guess…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 03-18-2018

Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post Sanctioning bodies have had their say, including their doctors confirming it's consistent with meat contamination. Articles included are from this site and others. Do your own research and you'd find it. Quote: Originally…

Comment by Shrap on 03-17-2018

[QUOTE=PunchyPotorff;18579262]You're right there's no official decision yet from NSAC, but I do know what I'm talking about. I have followed the news about this issue from the beginning. The likelihood it goes like I said it would is pretty much…

Comment by PunchyPotorff on 03-17-2018

Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post Sanctioning bodies have had their say, including their doctors confirming it's consistent with meat contamination. Articles included are from this site and others. Do your own research and you'd find it. [QUOTE=Shrap;18577064]None of…

Comment by DocGreenThumb. on 03-16-2018

[QUOTE=McNulty;18574836]What's BLH?[/QUOTE] Bad Left Hook is another boxing site. I think thats what he meant.

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (184)
Top Headlines De La Hoya Responds To Errol Spence's Stance on Promoters Sanchez Continues Training Gassiev, Pleased Usyk Fight is Done Photos: Jose Ramirez Putting in Work With Robert Garcia Photos: Miguel Berchelt, Jonathan Barros - Open Workouts WBC Prez: Canelo-Golovkin Has Tremendous Amount of Animosity Stevenson-Gvozdyk, Rivas-Jennings, Beterbiev-Johnson in Play Photos: Claressa Shields, Hanna Gabriels - Face To Face at Presser Munguia vs. Smith Set, July 21 At Vegas' Hard Rock Casino Billy Joe Saunders vs. James DeGale Being Explored For Sept. 15 Khurtsidze Found Guilty in RICO Trial, Faces Long Sentence Kerman Lejarraga To Face Michele Di Rocco Before Gavin Bout Gilberto Ramirez: I am Looking For Unification Fights Bellew: I'd Deal With Fury Swiftly, Viciously Like I Did Haye Spence Not Interested In Signing With Arum, De La Hoya or Hearn Martin Murray, Roberto Garcia Promise Fireworks at The O2 Lewis Ritson Inks New Five Fight Deal With Matchroom Parker's Trainer: We Put Dillian Whyte Fight Together in 3 Days Sanchez, Golovkin: His Riches Have Changed Canelo as a Person Spence on Crawford Fight: We're Gonna Meet Up, Make Big Money Frampton: Me vs. Santa Cruz is The Biggest Featherweight Fight John Ryder Eyes Chris Eubank Jr, Rematch With Rocky Fielding Paddy Gallagher Not Worried About Tactics of Gary Corcoran David Allen Vows To Test The "Heart" of Tony Yoka Dina Thorslund vs. Yessica Munoz Set For WBO Title, August 25 Sanchez: Golovkin Didn't Care About Canelo's Deadlines Wilfredo Vazquez Jr. To Fight On, Hopes To Gain WBC Title Shot Spence: Why Not Make Mikey Garcia Fight if He Can Beat Easter? WBC Prez Wants GGG, Canelo To Drop The Topic of Clenbuterol Sor Rungvisai Wants Defense in Thailand, Then HBO Bout in 2019 Isaac Dogboe is Very Eager To Unify With Danny Roman Spence: Jermall Charlo Will Beat Triple-G and Canelo at 160 Photos: Gilberto Ramirez, Alex Saucedo Putting in Work SHO's Espinoza Expects Spence Back For One More in 2018 Golovkin: Canelo Can't Look in My Eyes; He Knows I'm Correct Showtime's Spence-Ocampo Main Event Peaked at 726K Viewers Sanchez To Canelo: At Least Try To Knock Golovkin Out! Photos: Claressa Shields, Hanna Gabriels - Meet Up, Put in Work Liam Williams Parts Ways With Trainer Gary Lockett Hearn: I Won't Let Joshua Face Wilder With an 8-Week Camp! Bryan Vasquez Inks Promotional Pact With Top Rank
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement