The boxing world is still buzzing after Canelo Alvarez was temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission on Friday after testing positive, two times in February, for the banned substance Clenbuterol.
According to Alvarez, he tested positive for Clenbuterol after eating contaminated meat from Mexico.
Some have sided with Canelo(WBA and WBC), while others have their doubts(Gennady Golovkin and Abel Sanchez).
Well, legendary promoter Bob Arum has his doubts:
“That’s like the dog ate my homework,” Arum told TMZ Sports on Canelo blaming Mexican meat for his positive test.
According to Arum, if Canelo is guilty of doping, he needs to be suspended for a long time:
“I think the Nevada Commission has to really investigate,” Arum said. “And if the drugs were taken in order to bulk him up, and so forth, they have to suspend him, and they gotta suspend him for a long period. If it was inadvertent, from the meat, then give him a pass.”
Arum is confident that the NSAC will get to the bottom of it all:
“Let’s see what happens; I’m sure the Nevada Commission will have a thorough investigation.”
Alvarez’s hearing in front of the NSAC is April 10. As of now, the fight was Golovkin is still on for May 5 in Vegas, but that could change.