Mexican Boxing superstar Saul “Canelo” Alvarez recently tested positive for the famous weight cutting steroid Clenbuterol. But the amounts were so low that it was decided that this was an accident and the fight would continue as planned as long as he passes a now astronomical amount of tests leading up to the fight. The cause of the positive test is believed to be Mexican Taco meat. Canelo’s opponent Gennady Golovkin doesn’t believe in his tainted Burritos excuse and went off about him having injection marks and being on steroids in their last fight. Well Canelo responded to these comments in a new video.
Golovkin says he didn’t think @Canelo was clean before their first fight, either. “It was pretty obvious his muscles had visible injections,” @GGGBoxing said. “Take a look at the photos and ask a doctor.”
— Lance Pugmire (@latimespugmire) March 20, 2018
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Canelo Álvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin, billed as Supremacy, was a professional boxing superfight contested for the unified WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, IBO, Ring magazine, and lineal middleweight championship. The bout was on September 16, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip. It was televised on HBO pay-per-view in the United States, on BoxNation Box Office in the United Kingdom, and on Space in Latin America. The fight ended in a draw, with Dave Moretti scoring the fight 115–113 for Golovkin, Adalaide Byrd scoring it 118–110 for Álvarez, and Don Trella scoring it 114–114.
Following Canelo Álvarez’s victory against Miguel Cotto in 2015, talks began between the Golovkin and Álvarez camps over the future WBC title defense. In the end, an agreement was ultimately reached to allow interim bouts before the fight to, in the words of WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman, “maximize the interest in their highly anticipated showdown. The fight was anticipated to take place well into 2016. On May 18, 2016, a few weeks after knocking out Amir Khan, Álvarez vacated the WBC middleweight title, which resulted in Golovkin being immediately awarded the title by the WBC who officially recognized him as their middleweight champion.
Immediately after his victory over Julio César Chávez Jr. on May 6, 2017, Canelo Álvarez announced that he would next fight Gennady Golovkin on the weekend of September 16, 2017 at a location to be determined. Golovkin joined him in the ring during the announcement to help promote their upcoming bout, accompanied by his trainer Abel Sanchez and promoter Tom Loeffler. Speaking through a translator, Álvarez said, “Golovkin, you are next, my friend. The fight is done. I’ve never feared anyone, since I was 15 fighting as a professional. When I was born, fear was gone.” When Golovkin arrived in the ring, he said, “I feel very excited. Right now is a different story. In September, it will be a different style — a big drama show. I’m ready. Tonight, first congrats to Canelo and his team. Right now, I think everyone is excited for September. Canelo looked very good tonight, and 100 percent he is the biggest challenge of my career. Good luck to Canelo in September.” In the post-fight press conference, both boxers came face to face and spoke about the upcoming fight.
On May 9, Eric Gomez, president of Golden Boy Promotions told the LA Times that Álvarez had an immediate rematch clause in place on his contract, whereas Golovkin, if he loses, won’t be guaranteed a rematch. De La Hoya later also revealed in an interview with ESPN the fight would take place at the full middleweight limit of 160 pounds with no re-hydration clauses, meaning Golovkin and Álvarez would be able to gain an unlimited amount of weight following the weigh in.