VADA Head: Canelo Not Enrolled In Testing

Following the announcement that Canelo Alvarez would be serving a six month sentence for testing positive for clenbuterol, many questioned what’s next for the Mexican superstar.

Alvarez, who was suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission until August, will more than likely secure a rematch with Gennady Golovkin, who he was set to face on May 5th.

Yet, the only way Alvarez can accomplish the goal of fighting Golovkin, is by signing up for the WBC’s clean boxing program.

The program operated by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association, demands year-round testing from fighters who are ranked by the boxing governing body. When asked by the Los Angeles Times following Wednesday’s hearing in Las Vegas, VADA chairperson Dr. Margaret Goodman claimed that she did not “have him enrolled at this time.

WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman said it’s imperative for Alvarez to enroll immediately to can maintain his ranking and fight for the WBC belt against Golovkin in September.

 

Original Story: LA Times

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