Canelo: Drug Tests Wont Matter After GGG Rematch
Canelo Alvarez believes that a victory against Gennady Golovkin will cast away any of the controversy following his two failed drug tests in February.
The failed test would lead to a six-month suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission, and the postponement of his May 5th rematch against Golovkin. Alvarez has maintained that it was due to contaminated meat in his native Mexico.
“The commission knows what happened,” Canelo said to the Las Vegas Review Journal. “They are confident that it wasn’t intentional, and that’s why they gave me this short punishment. They know.
“I can stop in a corner [stand] and eat tacos [when in Mexico]. I can stop at any stand or any location and eat tacos. Just because I have money doesn’t mean I can’t stop at certain spots to eat. I’m a regular person, and I’m a person who grew up poor, and I can’t change just because I have money.”
“No one will be talking about this after September 15. I will win.”
Golden Boy Promotions President Eric Gomez, told Alvarez to prepare for a negative reaction from fans and press heading into September 15th.
“I told him, ‘Look, let’s hope for the best,’” Gomez said. “Obviously, this was an accident. This was a mistake. Let us keep working with the commission. It was a learning process for all of us. For Canelo not being allowed to fight was very hard for us.
“It’s the way of life in Mexico [to eat at local foot stands]. The people who are saying that are the people who don’t live in Mexico. If you look at all the stories in the Mexican press, (Mexican athletes) have all supported Canelo because they live there, they know what it’s like.
“You can be walking down the street with your girlfriend or your wife and you see a taco stand in the corner, you buy tacos, that’s the way of life in Mexico. Everybody does it. I’ve done it.”
Initial Report: Las Vegas Review Journal