Canelo Takes Blame For Clenbuterol
Less than two months away from his rematch against Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Alvarez has taken full blame for testing positive for clenbuterol this past February.
Alvarez would test positive twice for the drug in the lead-up to his scheduled May 5th rematch against Golovkin, but would end up with a six month suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Alvarez has laid the blame not towards his handlers, but towards himself, claiming he’s stopped eating meat, which he blamed as the cause for his failed tests.
“I do not want to involve anyone else, really this was a mistake that I made by not reading about this, about this issue, about the serious issue that Mexico has with the meat,” Canelo told ESPN Deportes.
“But I did not do anything intentionally, I did not do anything to try to improve my performance, I would never do something like that. It was a mistake and nothing more. I did not to educate myself about this problem in Mexico. It was my mistake and I will not repeat it.
“After what happened to me, I’ve taken a lot of precautions. Really, too many precautions, I think extreme. To the extreme of not eating meat, I walked away from meat. Meat in the United States is different, I can eat it without problems, because over here there is more control over the meat, but I really want to get used to not eating it, because most of the time I’m in Mexico and I walked away from it, I totally walked away from meat.”
Translation: Boxing Scene