Murray: Canelo Cheated & GGG Rematch Shouldn’t Happen
Middleweight contender and former Gennady Golovkin opponent, Martin Murray, is not happy that Canelo Alvarez was left relatively unscathed after being found to have failed two drug tests in February.
Alvarez would get a backdated six month suspension in April, for testing positive for clenbuterol, and opening the door for a September 15th rematch against Gennady Golovkin.
Murray, who was knocked out by Golovkin in 2015, does not buy Alvarez’ claims that tainted beef was the cause for the test failures.
“All the drugs s**t that’s gone on, it’s all a load of b******s. The fight shouldn’t be happening, I don’t think. If you’re a drugs cheat, you should be banned for life. The fact that he got a six month ban and he’s fighting in September, I understand it’s politics, it’s a business, but I don’t think the fight should go ahead,” Murray said to Boxing News.
“[Golovkin] has not looked himself of late. He’s fought in the meantime, he’s had another camp. They’re the camps that do you. It’s not the fight. It’s the camps that do you. He’s had another camp, he’s another fight so he’s that bit more battleworn. So I think it would favor Canelo definitely. Not fair at all. But that’s the sport we’re involved in.”
Original Post: Boxing News