The highly-anticipated rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin has just been injected with controversy, with Alvalez testing positive this week for performance enhancing drug.
Alvarez was tested in advance of the May 5 rematch, with the test revealing traces of the drug Clenbuterol in his system. He has spoken out on the positive test, blaming it on contaminated meat eaten while training in Mexico.
"I am an athlete who respects the sport and this surprises me and bothers me because it had never happened to me," Alvarez said in a statement. "I will submit to all the tests that require me to clarify this embarrassing situation and I trust that at the end the truth will prevail."
The World Anti-Doping Agency has previously warned athletes about contaminated meat in Mexico and China, with several athletes making similar claims in recent years.
Canelo says he will immediately move his training camp from Mexico to the United States and will submit to any number of additional tests that the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association deems necessary ahead of the fight.
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