Alvarez Suspended By Nevada Commission

Following the revelation of Canelo Alvarez testing positive for clenbuterol, the Nevada State Athletic Commission has handed down a suspension on Friday.

In news reported by ESPN, the commission’s executive director Bob Bennett, claimed that Alvarez had two positive tests for the weight cutting drug, and will appear before the commission on April 10th.

In the contract for both his September 2017, and upcoming May 5th fights against Gennady Golovkin, both fighters were subject to random tests by VADA.

Per a letter sent by VADA president Dr. Margaret Goodman sent on March 5th, Alvarez tested positive on February 17th and February 20th for clenbuterol, which Alvarez claimed was due to tainted meat.

“As part of the voluntary testing program that Canelo Alvarez insisted on ahead of his May 5 fight, one of his results came back positive for trace levels of clenbuterol, consistent with meat contamination that has impacted dozens of athletes in Mexico over the last years,” Golden Boy Promotions, Alvarez’s promoter, said earlier this month

“As Daniel Eichner, director of [the Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory], the WADA-accredited lab that conducted the tests stated in his letter [Monday], ‘These values are all within the range of what is expected from meat contamination.’ Upon receiving this information, Golden Boy immediately notified the Nevada State Athletic Commission and Gennady Golovkin’s promoter, Tom Loeffler,” the statement continued

The NSAC could make the determination on April 10th to either allow Alvarez to keep his scheduled May 5th fight with Golovkin, or prolong his suspension.

 

Original Story: ESPN

 

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