20 April, 2018
On Wednesday, Alvarez learned he had been suspended six months by Nevada boxing officials, and will undergo further drug testing.
Alvarez first tested positive for the prohibited substance Clenbuterol on February 17, and the commission chose to backdate his ban to that date.
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Golovkin never stopped training and clearly has no interest in cutting Alvarez any slack, nor does he give much credence to Alvarez's stated explanation for two positive drug tests.
"As we have maintained all along", Golden Boy's statement read, "the trace amounts of clenbuterol found in Canelo's system in February came from meat contamination, and we provided the Nevada State Athletic Commission with a great deal of evidence to support those facts".More news: Verstappen lacked respect with Bahrain GP move, says Hamilton
The IBF have urged Golovkin to fight mandatory challenger Sergiy Derevyanchenko but instead he has arranged to take on 36-3-1 fighter Martirosyan. His suspension is retroactive to the date of his first failed test, meaning he is eligible to box again after August 17.
Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez slugged out one of the most entertaining fights in recent memory in their drawn middleweight unification bout last September but some of the joy of the memories of that night have been blackened by recent events.
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At a news conference in Los Angeles earlier this month, Alvarez insisted he was the victim of an innocent mistake, hitting back at claims from Golovkin that he was dope cheat. "When they asked me if I'd take this fight, I said yes". Pictured: Gennady Golovkin (green trunks) celebrates after his middleweight championship bout against Canelo Alvarez (not pictured) at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, Sep.
"I told you, it's not Mexican meat", Golovkin added.