It was to the surprise of many when the most anticipated rematch of the year was not called off after Canelo Alvarez’s failed drugs test. Golden Boy Promotions took control of the situation quickly and put out a press release blaming contaminated Mexican meat.
“As a part of the voluntary testing program that Canelo Alvarez insisted on ahead of his May 5 fight, one of his results came back positive for trace levels of Clenbuterol, consistent with meat contamination that has impacted dozens of athletes in Mexico over the last years.”
The news did not sit well with the boxing community as Alvarez was not suspended nor questioned in any way and the fight against Gennady Golovkin is still set to take place on May 5 in Las Vegas.
Matt Christie, Editor of the Boxing News, gave a brutal take on the situation and wrote: