The entire Boxing world has been waiting for revenge between Gennady Golovkin and Saulem Alvarez, which was scheduled for may 5. However, that’s not going to happen, at least for now. Because of the positive doping samples of Mexican boxer fight is officially cancelled.
The first match between Saulem Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin took place in autumn 2017, and is quite controversial judges ‘ decision was a draw. Instantly, both fighters have expressed a desire to have a rematch and the promoters eventually announced the date for the return of the battle – may 5, in Las Vegas.
Athletes have already started preparing, when suddenly came the unexpected news: the Mexican doping test was positive and it found traces of banned clenbuterol. It is noteworthy that before Alvarez ever failed doping tests, so the basic version was infected meat, through which the drug can get into his body.
The fight was not canceled and the verdict was to be issued after the meeting of the Athletic Commission of Nevada. Then Canelo three take the clean sample, but was still suspended. In the end, he decided not to wait for the decision of the organization and at a special press conference was about the refusal of Saula from the fight.
Hearing Alvarez will take place on April 18 and the period of Ineligibility may be up to one year. However, it is expected that the incident will not prevent Gennady Golovkin still be on 5 may and the Mexicans will find a replacement.