◼️ The Mexican underwent two more tests since he tested positive on February 17 and 20. None of them show traces of clenbuterol.
Last Monday the name of Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez (49-1-2, 34 KO) went around the world with surprising news. Golden Boy revealed that his boxer had tested positive for clenbuterol in two anti-doping tests on February 17 and 20. The Mexican threw an amount of 0.6 and 0.8 nanograms per millimeter, minimum, so the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA, in English) and the Nevada Athletic Commission (which regulates their rematch May 5 against Golovkin) accepted Canelo’s explanation and allowed him to continue fighting.
The Guadalajara boxer said that both positive tests had occurred when ingesting contaminated meat. In addition, Canelo moved directly to San Diego (California, United States) to start his camp and “undergo any tests that may be necessary”, the fighter said in a statement. Better said than done, because WADA didn’t take long to visit him again. As revealed by The Ring, Canelo has passed a test control on March 2 and another on the 5th and in both of them they couldn’t found any traces of clenbuterol.
These two results support the theory of Canelo, who wanted to prove his innocence from the beginning. “I am a complete athlete and I am going to show it”, he said Monday. The Mexican and Golovkin are voluntarily integrated into the anti-doping program of the WADA, so they will continue to pass controls constantly and without warning before their fight. All that information will be sent to WADA and the Nevada Commission so that they can add it to their investigation, which should end before May 5th, the day of the combat.