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Alvarez temporarily suspended over positive test

Alvarez temporarily suspended over positive test

Middleweight boxer Saul Alvarez has been temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission due to two failed doping tests, putting in doubt his May 5 world title rematch with Gennady Golovkin.

In the contract for both his September 2017, and upcoming May 5th fights against Gennady Golovkin, both fighters were subject to random tests by VADA.

Alvarez most recently tested positive for the substance March 5.

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"A commission hearing is scheduled for April 10, 2018 to hear from Mr. Alvarez or for Mr. Alvarez to attend". "Over his career, Canelo has tested clean more than 90 times and would never intentionally take a banned substance". The fighter's camp blamed the positive test on tainted meat, but the NSAC is not buying it.

Loeffler said the Nevada commission had told him Alvarez's temporary suspension was mandated by their regulations until a hearing has been held. "We met today and Bob said they had to give him the suspension per their regulations, but he pointed out that Canelo complied with every request and that he passed multiple tests given to him since the failures".

Despite the controversy, Loeffler said the bout is approaching a sellout. Alvarez and Golovkin fought to an incredibly controversial draw in Las Vegas past year, pushing their rematch to the point of being one of the sweet science's most anticipated match-ups. Golovkin is unbeaten in 38 professional fights, with one draw. "Come on. I told you". Ask him. Ask his team, his promotion. There's nothing about meat.