Amir Khan insists Canelo Alvarez should be banned for life

Posted April 19, 2018

Middleweight boxer Saul "Canelo" Alvarez has been suspended for six months for a failed test for steroids, pushing the date for a rematch with Gennady Golovkin further back.

Golovkin, meanwhile, announced Wednesday he would fight Vanes Martirosyan in Carson, California, on the May 5 date he was supposed to meet Alvarez. And that should be financially convenient for Las Vegas, as it keeps Golovkin-Alvarez II lined up for Mexican Independence Day weekend in September, if all parties are so inclined. The Nevada Athletic Commission has now officially suspended the Mexican fighter.

"Canelo has now failed two drugs tests and apparently passed a third, maybe because he got off it".

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Gennady Golovkin's quest to fight on May 5th has hit another roadblock, as one of the IBF will not sanction a fight against confirmed opponent Vanes Martirosyan. Their first fight sold 1.3m pay-per-views in the United States and generated a live gave of more than $27m, the third-highest in boxing history.

The fight generated $27,059,850 from 17,318 tickets sold, the third largest in boxing history.

"Whether it makes the fight bigger, I would say so", Loeffler said.

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"Vanes Martirosyan is now the most important fight of my career". Canelo and Golden Boy Promotions respect the rules of Nevada and are therefore satisfied with the settlement agreement reached today.

Alvarez has denied knowingly taking the prohibited substance and blamed the positive tests on contaminated beef, which has been an issue in Mexico for years.Ranchers have been known to use clenbuterol in their feed, even though it is also banned.

However, Robert Bennett of the NSAC said in the complaint that "Alvarez's utilization, ingestion and/or consumption of Clenbuterol, whether intentional or not, constitutes an anti-doping violation".

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