The Nevada Athletic Commission Suspends Canelo For 6 Months
Apr 18 2018 11:52 PM

The Nevada Athletic Commission Suspends Canelo For 6 Months – The Nevada State Athletic Commission decided to suspend Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez for six months at a hearing this Wednesday.

Alvarez failed two drug tests administered by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association in February, with traces of banned substance clenbuterol being detected. Alvarez maintained the result was inadvertent and came from eating contaminated meat in Mexico.

Golden Boy Promotions send a statement about the situation: “As we have maintained all along, 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.

Although most professional sports, international anti-doping agencies and United States boxing commissions treat meat contamination differently from other positive tests, Nevada does not. Canelo and Golden Boy Promotions respect the rules of Nevada and are therefore satisfied with the settlement agreement reached today.

Canelo looks forward to returning to the ring in September for Mexican Independence Day weekend to represent Mexico and boxing in what will be the sport’s biggest event of the year.  He is ready to continue his remarkable record of fighting at the highest level.”

 

Our man Marcelino Castillo was at the hearing and provides us with some footage.

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