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Khan is Firm, Feels Canelo Should Get Life Ban - Blames Politics

Back May of 2016, former world champion Amir Khan took a dangerous risk by jumping up from the welterweight division to a catch-weight of 155-pounds to challenger Canelo Alvarez for the WBC middleweight title.

That contest headlined the first ever boxing event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

While Khan did well in the early rounds, Canelo landed a single bomb to chin that knocked the British star completely out in the sixth.

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Khan is not happy with the series of events which played out earlier this year - involving Canelo.

Back in February, Canelo came up positive in a pair of tests for the banned substance clenbuterol - which the boxer claims was directly connected to his consumption of contaminated meat during training camp in Mexico.

In April, he received a six month retroactive ban from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

The tests results forced his withdrawal from a planned May rematch with Gennady Golovkin - which is now scheduled to take place on September 15th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

In the opinion of Khan, the six month suspension was very light. The Bolton boxer believes boxers should be given life bans when testing positive for performance enhancing drugs.

“At the end of the day, I’m just focusing on my career first and making sure I do everything and I don’t make any mistakes. Look, there are some big names out there in boxing. I’m focusing on them. I’m on my path in boxing and Canelo, whatever he did, he did wrong,” Khan told Boxing News.

“But I just think it’s wrong for boxing to do that. Because we work so hard and when we work so hard, someone that takes drugs should be banned for good. Should be banned forever. Not only given a sixth month ban.”

Because Canelo is one of the biggest superstars and moneymakers in the sport, Khan is not surprised that he only received a six month suspension.  

“Because Canelo’s so big in the business that people are going to respect him, the boxing media are going to back him, the promoters are going to back him. He brings a lot of money to the table. So they want to respect him, they want to keep him in boxing," Khan said.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Elroy The Great on 07-12-2018

114-110 bump :)

Comment by Elroy The Great on 07-09-2018

[QUOTE=creekrat77;18924761]Or losing on points because he ran all night....?[/QUOTE] explain this... [B]114 to 110[/B] and how someone whos ''running all night'' is capable of accomplishing this ?????

Comment by creekrat77 on 07-09-2018

[QUOTE=talz;18919928]Nobody is buying the hair sample bull. The 6 month ban is an absolute farce. He made Khan move up to 155lbs whilst using PEDs to make the weight so he could maintain as much muscle mass as possible, which…

Comment by Elroy The Great on 07-09-2018

posts 82-84 cant be fncked with

Comment by Graz on 07-09-2018

[QUOTE=BLACK KNOT;18919943]khan is right that cheating red sack of **** needs to be banned for life. he was definitly on PEDs when he fought khan his whole career is in question![/QUOTE] Sad but true. Canelo’s entire career and legacy will…

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