Canelo Dropped From WBC Rankings
After he has continued to avoid enrolling in the WBC’s Clean Boxing Program, Canelo Alvarez has been removed from their middleweight rankings.
Per WBC President, Mauricio Sulaiman, Alvarez will be reinstated as soon as he enrolls in the anti-doping program.
Alvarez, who was handed a six month suspension for failing twice for the performance enhancing clenbuterol, has not enrolled since his suspension, and to be considered for a spot in the WBC’s top 15 contenders, you must be enrolled in the program operated by the WBC and Vada.
“[Canelo was removed from our rankings] because he refused to sign up for the Clean Boxing Program as stated in the rules,” Sulaiman said
“[He will] not necessarily [be gone for good]. If he signs up, he will be back in the rankings.”
Even though the WBC and Alvarez have had a seemingly one-sided relationship, if Alvarez looks to fight Gennady Golovkin when he returns from suspension, many think Alvarez would have to enroll in the program as a sign of good faith to Golovkin.
Original Story: Boxing Scene