Sanchez Questions 'Meat' - Says Golovkin Wants To Punish Canelo

Abel Sanchez, the trainer for WBC, IBO, WBA, IBF middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs), is backing his fighter's doubts about Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs).

Earlier this week, Golovkin created an army of headlines after rejecting Canelo's reason for testing positive for clenbuterol in two separate drug tests administered in February.

Golovkin accused Canelo of being a longtime using of performance enhancing drugs and claimed to have photos which showed evidence of injection marks on Canelo's body.


Canelo and his handlers are very firm that contaminated meat is directly responsible for the test results. Canelo tested negative three times in the month of March.

Meat contaminated with clenbuterol has been an ongoing problem in Mexico - and numerous athletes, including other boxers, have tested positive in recent years.

"You mean to tell me they couldn't pay a couple hundred dollars to get [quality meat] shipped in from elsewhere?" Sanchez asked the LA Times.

"There's been a problem [with tainted Mexican meat] .... If it's [found Canelo was] just eating tainted meat, then I don't think any sanctions should be applied. [Canelo is] stupid and he made a mistake. But if they found it's not just the meat, then it's up to Nevada to determine what is appropriate. And the coaches should be sanctioned also."

Sanchez rejected claims that Golovkin is trying to find a way out of the rematch. Quite the opposite, Sanchez says.

At this point, he says Golovkin is very eager to unload punches on Canelo and he doesn't care what the circumstances are - but he also says its up to the Nevada State Athletic Commission to clear the Mexican boxer. 

"Gennady doesn't really care … [Canelo] can be doped up, and he doesn't really care," Sanchez said. "These guys spend 10 weeks in training camp [and] they want to go and hit somebody. Gennady's mind-set is he wants to hit somebody.

"It's up to the authorities to do their due diligence and it's up to us to keep harping on it, and hopefully they find out what it is .… We, as a sport, need to look at this deeper. This sport is intent on destroying itself by some of the things it does to itself."

The rematch is scheduled for May 5 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by robbyheartbaby on 04-02-2018

[QUOTE=TonyGe;18622222]When you said less biased I took it to mean against Golovkin. I apologise. I had it 8-4 Golovkin.[/QUOTE] Haha all good I was definitely going for GGG, I scored it 7-5 myself for Golovkin.

Comment by VatoMulatto on 04-02-2018

This time GGG will start faster and stop Canelo.

Comment by BoxingIsGreat on 04-02-2018

[QUOTE=turnedup;18599059]I'm backing Golovkin as should any legitimate fan of the sport whether you like him or not. Backing a person who failed any kind of drug test only shows your personal gripe and personal issues with his opponent. As has…

Comment by bluemax on 04-02-2018

If this fight is actually canceled and it looks like it is then Canelo will just continue fighting blown up old welterweights and his fans will pay big to see it!

Comment by j.razor on 04-02-2018

[QUOTE=robbyheartbaby;18622063]man that's a real shame you couldn't follow your dreams because of the money situation I feel for you bro. I think everyone has the right to follow their dreams but a man has to eat too.[/QUOTE] Actually my dream…

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