Amir Khan Thinks Canelo Was Doping In 2016
Amir Khan is preparing for his first fight since a 2016 fight against Canelo Alvarez, where the British boxer would be knocked out in the sixth round.
Khan believes that not only did Alvarez put on more weight from weigh-in to fight night, but that Alvarez may have been doping leading up to their Vegas face-off.
Alvarez has been facing these rumors following two failed tests for clenbuterol, which has been found to help with weight cutting. Alvarez has maintained that he unknowingly took the performance enhancer, due to tainted Mexican beef. As a result of the two failed tests, Alvarez’ May 5th fight against Gennady Golovkin has been canceled, and is under temporary suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Khan, who faces Phil Lo Greco on April 21st, told the Telegraph that he believes something was up with the Mexican superstar on fight night. “I’m not saying he was on something when I fought him, but you could see he’d put on a lot of weight,” Khan said to The Telegraph.
“I hope he was clean when I fought him, he’s always going to say he was clean. Only God knows. But he got so big, so quick after the weigh-in. He put on over 35 pounds of weight. I thought there must be something wrong there. I could see how strong he was when I fought him.”
Khan believes Alvarez needs to be made an example of.
“He’s been caught taking drugs which is illegal. He’s a big name in the sport, and I think that he definitely needs to be taught a lesson,” Khan added.
“Otherwise all fighters will think it’s okay. There’s a saying: once a cheat, always a cheat. I’ve never taken drugs in my life and never will, I want to win fights on my own skills and my own abilities. But when people need that bit of advantage, it’s unfair.”
Original Story: The Telegraph