Canelo Alvarez Suspended Six Months After Failed Drug Tests

Canelo Alvarez Suspended Six Months After Failed Drug Tests

Canelo Alvarez Suspended Six Months After Failed Drug Tests

Golovkin, of course, was originally scheduled to take on Canelo Alvarez, but Alvarez failed multiple drug tests and has since been suspended for six months.

Still considered the division's lineal champion thanks to his victory over Miguel Cotto in 2015, Alvarez's suspension is retroactive to the first positive test, which makes August 17 the date he is eligible to return, leaving the possibility of an Alvarez-Golovkin rematch open for Mexican Independence Day weekend in September.

Golovkin called him a liar and implied he had always been a doper and accused him even further, stating he was doping during their first bout as well.

Golovkin, the unified middleweight world champion, is now set to fight Vanes Martirosyan at the StubHub Center in Carson, Calif. And that should be financially convenient for Las Vegas, as it keeps Golovkin-Alvarez II lined up for Mexican Independence Day weekend in September, if all parties are so inclined.

"It will all come down to what the boxing boards and governing bodies say but, in my opinion, if Canelo fights again then it is a sign to other fighters out there that they will only get a slap on the wrist and it's OK to do it".

Alvarez fought Golovkin to a highly disputed draw last September in Las Vegas during an entertaining bout which most experts believed GGG had clearly won.

"Of course, like everybody said, he's huge Mexican star", Golovkin told reporters in Los Angeles last week. The red-headed fighter is one of the most recognizable athletes in Mexico and one of the country's biggest sports heroes. Canelo and Golden Boy Promotions respect the rules of Nevada and are therefore satisfied with the settlement agreement reached today.

Alvarez blamed contaminated beef in Mexico for his positive test and vowed to plead his case before the commission.

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