WBC Prez: Justice is Served, I Knew From Day 1 - Canelo is Clean!

By Miguel Rivera

World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman has a big smile on his face from ear to ear - because he took a lot of heat from the critics for his aggressive support towards Mexican superstar Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in the last few weeks.

Back in February, Canelo tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol in two separate drug tests.

Because of the testing controversy, Canelo was forced to withdraw from his May 5th rematch with unified middleweight champion Gennady "GGG" Golovkin.


A week after his withdrawal, Canelo was suspended for six months by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Canelo will be able to fight again by August.

The Mexican star has gone through several drug tests in the last few weeks, including a very complex hair follicle test, and walked away with negative results.

Based on those statistics, Sulaiman says it's very clear that Canelo was the victim of eating contaminated meat.

Canelo has maintained that he inadvertently ingested contaminated meat during his training camp in Mexico.

"It gives me great pleasure to resolve this situation... that the physical, medical, and technological tests are providing the result that the World Boxing Council and I personally, from day one, was pursuing - that justice was served towards the athlete, towards the boxer, towards the human being," Sulaiman said.

"Right now the fight [with Golovkin] is lost, but hopefully it will be rescued by September. We must understand that there is a problem with this substance (clenbuterol) in Mexico, we are already looking for WADA to reach an agreement with a new protocol, and that the athletes know and be much more careful [with what they eat]. The anti-doping system is 365 days, so at any time, someone in Mexico who trains there, who lives there or someone who is visiting may have a problem."

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Usetoloveboxing on 05-02-2018

Mr Suleiman please get Canelos balls out of your mouth

Comment by aboutfkntime on 05-02-2018

[QUOTE=WhitehouseTKO;18730927]My only problem with all of this is, I have questions. Why did you not give hair and or blood immediately after positive test to prove innocence and continue with the fight? Wouldn't it have proved your innocence well before…

Comment by WhitehouseTKO on 05-02-2018

My only problem with all of this is, I have questions. Why did you not give hair and or blood immediately after positive test to prove innocence and continue with the fight? Wouldn't it have proved your innocence well before…

Comment by BendOver on 05-02-2018

[QUOTE=Scary_canary;18728790]The fact he’s clean does want make you right( duck I hate this guy hahaha) you made a decision and cleared him before any investigation you twat[/QUOTE]He tested negative twice. 3 months later they do a test on his hair…

Comment by kafkod on 05-02-2018

[QUOTE=Lester Tutor;18730386]Nope. In Turkey we have many gingers too, and in cases different than their siblings. Doesn’t mean they are “white europeans.” It’s not like Orangutans are the “white European” apes cause they have ginger hair[/QUOTE] Nobody is saying that…

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