Canelo Claims PED Issue Is Toughest Test

Canelo Alvarez feels his issues with performance enhancing drugs have been the toughest test of his career.

The 27 year old Mexican superstar was handed a six month backdated ban in April, after testing positive twice for the fat burning drug clenbuterol in February.

Even though Alvarez took the suspension and the taunts from Gennady Golovkin and Abel Sanchez, he and his team have continued to maintain his innocence.

“I always knew what I was and what I am, I cooperated and I said I would do anything to show that I am clean. With the hair test, everything was put on the table and I wish more boxers would follow my path…. demonstrating based on actions so that my image as a full fighter is not tainted,” Canelo stated in a new interview.

Alvarez sees this as a sign of maturing, and claimed that the loss in his suspension case was tougher to deal with than his first professional loss to Floyd Mayweather.

“I am living a new stage in which I am learning a lot and maturing, this has been more complicated than when I lost against Floyd Mayweather, without a doubt, because in that situation I fought, and here I could only defend myself with my tests. This has made me grow a lot,” Alvarez claimed this week.

“In September, I’m going to return to fight, that’s my goal, to return to the ring is the most important thing, and from now on I think it’s a new stage for my life. Whenever they ask me ‘what was your most difficult year,’ I think this has been one of the most difficult, but this will make me much stronger.”

Story Via: Boxing Scene

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