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WBC Prez Confident: I Don't Think Canelo-Golovkin is at Risk

By Miguel Rivera

As BoxingScene.com previosuly reported, Saul "Canelo" Alvarez's eagerly awaited rematch with Gennady Golovkin under a small cloud of doubt after the Nevada Athletic Commission launched an investigation into Canelo's failed drug test.

On Monday it was revealed that Canelo returned positive traces of the banned substance clenbuterol in a test taken with the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association.

A statement released Monday by Golden Boy Promotions blamed contaminated meat in his native Mexico for the finding, adding that Canelo will move his training camp from Mexico to the United States.

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The Las Vegas bout is expected to go ahead May 5 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with Canelo vowing to clear his name and "clarify this embarrassing situation."

But when asked by MMA Fighting if the bout will take place, Nevada State Athletic Commission Executive Director Ben Bennett said: "We have received the adverse analytical finding from VADA regarding Mr. Alvarez.

"As per our standard operational procedures, we are going forward with our investigation.

"At this point in time, I really can't make a determination (whether the fight will happen). The investigation hasn't concluded — it's obviously in its infancy stages."

The first fight between the middleweight rivals, in September 2017, ended in a controversial draw.

The president of the World Boxing Council (WBC), Mauricio Sulaiman, is confident that the rematch will go forward.

"I don't think the fight on May 5 is at risk, I hope it will happen," said Sulaiman.

"Clenbuterol is widely known by everyone for the problems and scandals that have occurred in soccer and boxing, and the levels found, from .6 to .8 nanograms are very low, even half of what was found in 'Bandido' (Francisco Vargas ).

"'Canelo' is in the 'Clean Boxing Program' and has been subject to testing for many years and for many fights without ever giving a positive result, (but) we are in communication with the Nevada Commission to determine what will happen."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Letmaku on 03-08-2018

Wbc $$$$$$$$$$$$ wba

Comment by Don Mac on 03-07-2018

This guy is a shameless licker. He is desperate for Canelo to accept the belt

Comment by Catrin on 03-07-2018

[QUOTE=juandabomb;18551561]Canelo is now gonna be kissing Suleimans cu lo ...sure the special belt will be part of the event..LOL[/QUOTE] why do you think suddenly the beef is over WBC/Canelo! they knew this was coming..... they put all pedos to the…

Comment by Catrin on 03-07-2018

no wonder the beef is over canelo vs WBC!!!! WBC can cover and say he has never been dirty before... than again he maybe never felt he did had to juice to beat someone but this one time! WBC is…

Comment by Stevenubbs on 03-07-2018

Lol this is about clenelo cheating.. not the fights ggg has fought. It sucks that dummy’s like you do this. Distract from the real story to push your own fantasy world agenda. Smh man. Wish y’all had some integrity.

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