Canelo fails drug test, Golden Boy issues statement
Today, news came out that Canelo Alvarez has failed a drug test in preparation to his rematch with Gennady Golovkin on May 5th, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The chemical found his body was clenbuterol. Details are few and far between and it appears that the bout will still go on as scheduled as Golden Boy Promotions is saying the chemical is found in meats in Mexico.
Below is the statement released by Golden Boy Promotions
As part of the voluntary testing program that Canelo Alvarez insisted on ahead of his May 5 fight, one of his results came back positive for trace levels of Clenbuterol, consistent with meat contamination that has impacted dozens of athletes in Mexico over the last years.