WBC President Claims Hair Test Affirms Canelo’s Innocence
World Boxing Council President Mauricio Sulaiman is feeling pretty good, after a recent test may have cleared Canelo Alvarez of any wrongdoing.
Alvarez announced that he tested positive for clenbuterol in two separate tests back in February, laying the blame on tainted meat.
The failed test would lead to not only his May 5th rematch against Gennady Golovkin from being cancelled, but a six month suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission.
Late last week it was made known that Alvarez had undergone several drug tests within the past few weeks, including a hair follicle tests. The tests would reveal a negative for any clenbuterol in the Mexican superstar’s system, which Sulaiman feels vindicates Alvarez.
“It gives me great pleasure to resolve this situation… that the physical, medical, and technological tests are providing the result that the World Boxing Council and I personally, from day one, was pursuing – that justice was served towards the athlete, towards the boxer, towards the human being,” Sulaiman said.
“Right now the fight [with Golovkin] is lost, but hopefully it will be rescued by September. We must understand that there is a problem with this substance (clenbuterol) in Mexico, we are already looking for WADA to reach an agreement with a new protocol, and that the athletes know and be much more careful [with what they eat]. The anti-doping system is 365 days, so at any time, someone in Mexico who trains there, who lives there or someone who is visiting may have a problem.”
Original Story: Boxing Scene