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Goldenboy On Canelo Failed Drug Test

LOS ANGELES (March 5, 2018): 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

As Daniel Eichner, Director of SMRTL, the WADA-accredited lab that
conducted the tests stated in his letter today, “These values are all
within the range of what is expected from meat contamination.”

Upon receiving this information, Golden Boy immediately notified the Nevada
State Athletic Commission and Gennady Golovkin’s promoter, Tom Loeffler.

As has been planned, Canelo will immediately move his training camp from
Mexico to the United States and will submit to any number and variety of
additional tests that VADA deems necessary ahead of and after May 5.

Added Canelo: “I am an athlete who respects the sport and this surprises me
and bothers me because it had never happened to me. I will submit to all
the tests that require me to clarify this embarrassing situation and I
trust that at the end the truth will prevail.”

Canelo has tested clean dozens of times over the course of his previous 12