Sanchez: If GGG Tested Positive - Rematch Off & Long Suspension

By Rick Reeno

Las Vegas - Abel Sanchez, trainer for WBC, WBA, IBO middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (38-01, 34 KOs), believes his boxer would have received a much stiffer punishment had he tested positive for the same banned substance as their upcoming opponent, Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs).

Back in February, Canelo tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol.

The Mexican star attributes the failed tests to his consumption of contaminated meat during training camp in Mexico.


In April, the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended Canelo for six months - with the punishment being retroactive to his February testing date.

Canelo was forced to withdraw from his May 5th rematch date with Golovkin.

But their second fight is now taking place on September 15th from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

In the opinion of Sanchez, had Golovkin come up positive for clenbuterol - the rematch would have been shelved for good and GGG would have received a much longer suspension.

"We wouldn't be talking right now. The fight would have been off. It would have been off, because they always take care of the stars. They always avoid a controversy with the moneymakers. But like I said, if Golovkin would have tested positive, we wouldn't even be talking right now. He would have been suspended like they do over there un the UK. He would have been suspended for two years like Dillian Whyte," Sanchez explained to

"That's why I don't allow anybody in my gym. I don't allow [Alex] Ariza, I don't allow coaches, I don't allow [Memo] Heredia. One day Roy Jones was in Big Bear with [Jean] Pascal, and Heredia was with them and they wanted to use my gym, because my gym is bigger - and I refused. [The public] says that [Memo] is clean, but I don't care. I care about my fighters, I care about my gym. I don't want that association, I don't want that reputation.

"If Gennady would have tested positive... his winning record, his amateur record - all of that would have been in question."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Elroy The Great on 07-08-2018

[QUOTE=AKAcronym;18922875]Of course he would have an 0 if he had Golovkins resume because Golovkin is undefeated. ****, [B]everyone would be undefeated if they had GGG's resume[/B].[/QUOTE] my point exactly (bold). when his fans go around anointing him the best that…

Comment by boliodogs on 07-08-2018

[QUOTE=champion4ever;18921906]Why is he still talking? I swore that Canelo's trainer Jose Chepo Reynoso told him to learn to shut up.[/QUOTE]Fuc Chepo.Who the hell is he to tell anybody to shut up? Who shuts up Oscar who runs his mouth 10…

Comment by Catrin on 07-08-2018

[QUOTE=Jab jab boom;18923051]no, that's the genius of it. It's a built in excuse if you're Mexican. The amount of meat markets in Mexico with tainted meat in 2018 in not a large percentage compared to the ones that don't have…

Comment by Catrin on 07-08-2018

[QUOTE=champion4ever;18921906]Why is he still talking? I swore that Canelo's trainer Jose Chepo Reynoso told him to learn to shut up.[/QUOTE] Chepo reynoso need to do his freaking job and make sure canelo stops”comsumming” tainted meat!!! I mean chepo was a…

Comment by ShoulderRoll on 07-08-2018

[QUOTE=Jab jab boom;18923113]you can take clen is small dosages that are consistent with meat contamination so that's not valid proof that it was meat. Had Canelo been tested just 1 week later (which is the nor al time frame of…

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