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‘Canelo’ Álvarez, surprised and upset to test positive for clenbuterol

‘Canelo’ Álvarez, surprised and upset to test positive for clenbuterol
The Mexican Saúl ‘Canelo’ Álvarez declared this Monday surprised and annoyed with the news that he tested positive for clenbuterol, according to the promoter company of boxing Golden Boy Promotions one month after his second fight with Kazakh Gennady Golovkin, on May 5 in Las Vegas.
“I will submit to all the tests that require me to clarify this embarrassing situation and I trust that in the end the truth will prevail,” said ‘Canelo’ in a statement.
Golden Boy Promotions reported today that Álvarez underwent the voluntary testing program that he himself demanded before his next fight and the result was “positive in low levels of clenbuterol, consistent with the contamination of the meat that has affected dozens of athletes in Mexico in recent years ».
“I am an athlete who respects sport and this surprises and annoys me, because it had never happened to me,” said the fighter.
“The levels are all within the range of what is expected of the contamination of the meat,” Daniel Eichner, the executive director of the Sports Medicine Research and Testing Laboratory, would have explained, according to the promoter company.
It is the laboratory located in Salt Lake City, Utah, where Álvarez’s tests were analyzed.
Golden Boy said it “immediately notified” the Nevada State Athletic Commission and Tom Loeffler, Gennady Golovkin’s promoter.
He also noted that Álvarez will move his training sessions from Mexico to the United States, as planned, and will undergo additional tests that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) deems necessary before and after May 5.
The promoter company, owned by Oscar de la Hoya, said the Mexican boxer, with a record of 49 wins, one loss and two draws, “has had clean evidence dozens of times over the course of his last 12 fights.” EFE
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