On Friday, it was announced that Canelo Alvarez was temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for two failed drug tests. According to the NSAC, Alvarez tested positive for Clenbuterol on February 17 and 20.
A commission hearing is scheduled for April 10.
At this point, Alvarez’s fight with Gennady Golovkin is still on for May 5 in Las Vegas.
Many in the boxing world are shocked about Alvarez’s positive test for Clenbuterol. However, former world champion Paulie Malignaggi is not surprised at all:
“If it took a failed drug test for you to actually think Canelo was just starting to be dirty, watch bowling, bro; don’t even watch boxing anymore,” Malignaggi told ESNEWS. “If it took that failed drug test for you to realize Canelo was on something, that’s like thinking Lance Armstrong was clean just cause nobody caught him back when he was winning 17 Tour De Frances going into the Alps flying when everybody else was slowing down.
“If you’re that stupid, that’s like thinking McGwire and Sosa were clean when they were running through those home runs even though before they came out they got caught. If you need a failed drug test to realize some guys are cheating, you’re (bleeping) moron, and you should knit for a living instead of watching sports for a living.”
Alvarez has blamed Mexican meat for his positive test, and at this point, the WBA and WBC have sided with Alvarez.
In the end, we’ll have to wait until April 10 to get answers about what really happened.