Wilder: Boxing Cheaters Should Be Jailed
Canelo Alvarez made headlines this week by bringing the future of his anticipated rematch with middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin into question.
Alvarez tested positive for clenbuterol in a pre-fight drug test, one that Alvarez claims is tainted because of contaminated meat. As reported by Bad Left Hook, while Alvarez has plenty of fans and supporters who believe him, he’s also received his fair share of harsh criticism.
One of those critics happens to be WBC Heavyweight Champion Deontay Wilder, who successfully retained his title last week against Luis Ortiz. The bout between the two was previously scheduled for November, but a failed drug test caused Ortiz to be pulled from the fight. Ortiz would also earn a fine and a suspension from the WBA.
Ortiz feels that anyone who cheats in boxing should be thrown into prison; however, he claims the boxing sanctioning bodies will dish out weak punishments because of money.
“I’ve said multiple times over and over again what I feel. These sanctioning bodies, they’re getting money off of those belts,” Wilder said. “That’s why they keep bringing these guys back. Money rules boxing. It’s just sad that this stuff is going on in boxing — that these guys need to do these kinds of things to have a come-up, to get an edge over these fighters. We risk our lives in the ring anyway. Now you’re putting something in your body that gives you even more bodily damage that will be applied to me.
They should go to jail. Anybody that’s cheating in boxing, they should just go to jail. That’ll cut it out. As long as we have money involved, when we have the politics and all that involved, nothing’s gonna be done about it.
Original Story: Bad Left Hook