In what will likely taint his storied career, Canelo Alvarez will bow out of his highly anticipated rematch after the Nevada State Boxing Commission’s investigation of his two recently failed drug tests, Yahoo Sports’ Kevin Iole reports.

Golden Boy Promotions president Eric Gomez announced Tuesday that the highly anticipated rematch for the middleweight title between Canelo and GGG has been canceled as a result of Alvarez’s two failed drug tests on Feb. 17 and Feb. 21.
“I have always been a clean fighter and I always will be a clean fighter,” Alvarez said Tuesday at a news conference in Los Angeles. “I want to prove without a doubt that I have never intentionally ingested Clenbuterol. I have nothing to hide and I want to be open and transparent through this process. …. I have never taken illegal substances and this is no different.”

Gomez said “it was extremely unlikely to get resolved” soon enough to allow the fight to go on as scheduled on May 5 so Canelo opted to withdraw from the rematch.
Alvarez will have his day in front of the Nevada Athletic Commission on April 18.

Alvarez tested positive for the banned anabolic agent, Clenbuterol, and denied intentionally cheating, blaming the failed tests on eating contaminated meat in his native Mexico.


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