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04th Apr 2018

Canelo accuses Gennady Golovkin of being afraid to fight him

Jack O'Toole

Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez has said that Gennady Golovkin and his team are not doctors or experts and hinted that Golovkin could be afraid to fight him.

Alvarez withdrew from his scheduled rematch with Golovkin yesterday less than two months after he first showed traces of the prohibited steroid clenbuterol in February.

Alvarez attributed the positive test to meat contamination in  his native Mexico, however, Golovkin has since blasted him following the news and said that he was cheating.

“Again with Mexican meat? Come on,” Golovkin said.

“I told you, it’s not Mexican meat,” Golovkin added. “This is Canelo. This is his team. This is his promotion … Canelo is cheating. They’re using these drugs, and everybody is just trying to pretend it’s not happening.”

Addressing Golovkin’s comments, Canelo said per Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports that Golovkin and his team aren’t doctors and that the undefeated Kazakh is afraid to fight him, despite their first fight ending in a split draw in September.

Alvarez will face a suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission later this month for the positive drug test.

According to Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles TimesNevada regulations call for a one-year suspension, leniency can be afforded to trim the penalty to six months, allowing Alvarez to fight again in late summer, one year after his Mexican Independence Day weekend draw with Golovkin.