Sulaiman To Canelo-GGG: Stop Talking Clenbuterol
WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman continues to put in his two cents regarding the Canelo Alvarez-Gennady Golovkin rematch on September 15th.
On Tuesday, the WBC president claimed that he has plead to both Alvarez and Golovkin to stop discussing Alvarez’ testing positive for Clenbuterol and focus on the rematch at hand.
Alvarez tested positive twice in February for the banned substance, and would lead to a six-month backdated suspension in April, which would postpone his initial May 5th rematch against Golovkin.
“I feel that that (Canelo’s drug testing issue) is already in the past. The tests did not show that he ingested (intentionally) a prohibited substance, everything indicates that it was contaminated by means of food, a number of subsequent tests have been done in which he was clean, and I think that chapter should now be turned over,” Sulaiman said to ESPN Deportes.
“The attention must already be focused on what happens in the ring, and if Canelo wins, he should be recognized for his victory. Canelo has already signed up for the VADA anti-doping program (Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency). The fight will be inside the Clean Boxing Program and surprise tests will be made for both.
“He has to prove that he can beat Golovkin, Canelo is already a mature and experienced boxer, he is a boxer who has reached some very high places, but the champion is Golovkin and he has to show that he can deal with him and beat him.”
Original Story: ESPN Deportes