WBC Backs Canelo Following Failed Test

Even though he has an acrimonious relationship with the governing body, Canelo Alvarez has a vote of confidence with the WBC and its president Mauricio Sulaiman.

Alvarez, who is set to fight against Gennady Golovkin on May 5th in Las Vegas, was found to have trace amounts of Clenbuterol, a drug utilized in Mexican cows to make the meat leaner. Alvarez and his team claim that the tainted meat is the reason why the Mexican star was found to have the drug in his system, and Sulaiman will take him at his word.

Mauricio Sulaiman said: ” I give the benefit of the doubt to Canelo. He has never previously tested positive for anything and he’s been in the Clean Boxing Program for many years.”

“He has our absolute vote of confidence.”

While Alvarez has the vote of confidence from one of boxing’s governing bodies, he is still facing an investigation by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, and anger from his opponent, Golovkin, as well as Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez, both of which wanting the NSAC to be thorough in their investigation.

Mauricio Sulaiman says this issue MUST be attended: “One way or the other.”

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