Sulaiman Shocked by Canelo Suspension

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman is reportedly stunned by the news that the Nevada Athletic Commission has temporarily suspended Canelo Alvarez because of his two recent drug test failures.

As reported by Boxing Scene, Sulaiman is confused by what led the commission to issue the suspension. Alvarez tested positive for Clenbuterol in drug tests taken last month in connection with his upcoming May 5 unified middleweight title rematch with champion Gennady Golovkin.

That match, however, is now uncertain because of the failed tests.

“It is difficult to have a position, since we do not know what the suspension is based on,” Sulaiman said. “Our position has been clear in the analysis we made, based on the information we had available. I would not like to enter the realm of irresponsibility because I do not know if Nevada’s decision was based on information that we do not have available to make this determination.

”There could be a reconsideration [by the NSAC], unfortunately, I have no element that can help me comment. I do not know if there is an appeal, a process where the promoters can ask for an advanced decision, I do not know if it is the move by the NSAC is based on the result of these two tests for clenbuterol [or there is something else], this is exclusive to the Nevada Commission.”

Alvarez will have a hearing with the commission — either in-person or over-the-phone — on April 10.

Original Story: Boxing Scene

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