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Liam Smith on Canelo's Positive Test: It's Beyond a Joke Now!

Former junior middleweight world champion Liam Smith is shaking his head over the controversial situation involving Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez.

It was revealed on Monday that Canelo tested positive for traces of clenbuterol, ahead of his scheduled rematch with Gennady Golovkin on May 5th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Smith faced Canelo in 2016 and suffered a knockout defeat in the main event of an HBO Pay-Per-View card from Texas. He's currently the mandatory challenger to Canelo's Golden Boy stablemate, Sadam Ali, and the two of them are expected to fight in May.

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The big issue that Smith has, is the recent run of boxers to test positive for banned substances and suffer absolutely no consequences.

Smith believes all boxers, regardless of status, should be placed on a suspension until a proper investigation is carried out.

He does not expect Canelo to face any sort of penalty and believes the rematch with Golovkin will go forward as planned.

“I think it’s getting beyond a joke now and more needs to be done. You fail a drug test, if it’s legit, you should be banned and that’s that,” Smith told Boxing News.

“I think he’s failed a drug test. You’ve seen Francisco Vargas, who my brother [Stephen] fought last year, he failed a drug test for the same thing and he said it was meat, so with Canelo being from Mexico and supposedly a clever man, a superstar athlete in his own right, he shouldn’t put himself in that situation to eat that sort of meat. You know what you’re putting in your body. With him being Mexican himself and with him knowing about that meat situation before then I think he should know.”

"I know they’re saying they only found traces of it but clenbuterol, that’s a performance enhancing drug isn’t it? It should be scrutinised properly and it should be dealt with the way other fighters are dealt with. We’ve seen with Vargas last year, the fight still went ahead. I’m telling you now I believe the Golovkin fight will still go ahead.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PunchyPotorff on 03-07-2018

Quote: Originally Posted by PunchyPotorff View Post Looks like the Canelo haters were standing in line in case something like this happened. Maybe it makes them feel good to gloat? So, if there is a widespread problem with Mexican meat,…

Comment by The D3vil on 03-07-2018

[QUOTE=Thebrownbear;18549625]Someone tell Canelo to be careful, Rock Hudson died from bad meat in the can.[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=Steven Mccowan;18551261]Ol tommy morrison definitely got ahold of some tainted meat ha[/QUOTE] [IMG]https://media.giphy.com/media/qTXG8R4OtbQPu/giphy.gif[/IMG]

Comment by 4truth on 03-07-2018

[QUOTE=Wizardsh;18551379]A millionaire from Mexico would still be eating from a tacos stand, so it not out the ordinary for any Mexican to pick up a taco on the street, whether it is the reason he popped on the test remains…

Comment by Wizardsh on 03-07-2018

[QUOTE=Boxing Scene;18551235]Listen bro, yeah, people who hate Stallbuteral will come out of the woodwork, but you can't for a second sit here and tell me that you believe this "tainted meat" lie. Be objective, and step back and look at…

Comment by Metho_4u on 03-07-2018

[QUOTE=WesternChamp;18551290]so you're telling me he's still fast, quick? he's been slipping before marquez knocked him out. :bottle:[/QUOTE] Lol, you're acting like I'm the one crying about it? So Marquez just.... didn't age all those years? And ummm, he was how…

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