Nevada Commission Files Complaint Against Alvarez
The controversy surrounding the Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin rematch continues. Hours after the MGM Grand is beginning to offer refunds for the May 5th fight, the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) has filed an official complaint against Alvarez.
Alvarez, who was suspended by the NAC earlier this month due to testing positive twice for clenbuterol, will now have an official complaint filed by the commission’s executive director Bob Bennett.
In a statement written by Bennett released this week, a hearing planned for tomorrow regarding Alvarez’ suspension has been cancelled, and now will be replaced with a disciplinary hearing on April 18th in Las Vegas.
The commission, per Bennett, has been investigating the situation since March 5th, when Golden Boy released a statement that Alvarez had tested positive for trace amounts of the drug, commonly used for cutting weight.
“After completing my investigation, I made the determination to file a complaint against Mr. Alvarez and set the matter for a disciplinary hearing during the Commission’s regularly scheduled meeting on April 18th,” Bennett’s statement read. “Therefore, I am cancelling the hearing that was scheduled for Friday, March 30th.”
Golden Boy and Alvarez have claimed that the Mexican star had unknowingly taken the drug, which is commonly used in Mexican beef to make the beef leaner. Per MMA Fighting, meat being tainted with clenbuterol is a practice not only in Mexico, but also China and has been noted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) for years.
Daniel Eichner, the director at WADA-accredited lab SMRTL in Salt Lake City has backed up the statements made by Alvarez’ team. Eichner said“are all within the range of what is expected from meat contamination.”
Following the announcement from Golden Boy that Alvarez tested positive in testing conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA), he moved his camp from Mexico to the United States immediately.
Original Story: MMA Fighting