Published: Fri, April 20, 2018
Tech | By Constance Martin

Alvarez banned for six months over failed drug test

Alvarez banned for six months over failed drug test

The Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended Alvarez for six months, according to ESPN, after the boxer tested positive for Clenbuterol, a banned substance Alvarez maintains got into his system due to tainted Mexican beef.

Alvarez first tested positive for the prohibited substance Clenbuterol on February 17, and the commission made a decision to backdate his ban to that date. That sparked much controversy in the boxing world, as the champion of the division Golovkin won the fight in reality.

Both Alvarez and Golovkin have said they're hopeful the rematch can finally take place as soon as Alvarez is free to fight again. But Alvarez tested positive for clenbuterol.

Team Golovkin is now pursuing fight options for what would be a record-tying twentieth defense of the middleweight title- a record set by long-time 160 lb. champ, Bernard Hopkins in 2005.

Alvarez will have his hearing with NSAC on Wednesday with the hope being that he will be cleared and able to return to action this fall with the rematch against Golovkin still the fight to make at 154 pounds.

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At a hearing in Las Vegas, the commission unanimously approved a deal that will see Alvarez suspended for six months from the date of his failed test on February 17.

Gennady Golovkin finally has an opponent for his May 5 fight.

The soonest Alvarez (49-1-2) can fight again is August 17. He did remove himself from the fight recently after news of the results. "That's the fight that GGG wants". "When they asked me if I'd take this fight, I said yes".

While the first bout between the two was months in the making, Alvarez's suspension and this unexpected delay could perhaps heighten interest and intrigue for a rematch that the boxing world already pegged as the most anticipated fight of the year. Pictured: Gennady Golovkin (green trunks) celebrates after his middleweight championship bout against Canelo Alvarez (not pictured) at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, Nevada, Sep.

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