Canelo Alvarez Temporarily Suspended By NSAC But GGG Will Still Take The Fight
Canelo Alvarez has been temporarily suspended by the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) on Friday for failing 2 positive tests for clenbuterol , a suspension which has is to last till the 10th of April.
”Mr. Alvarez is temporarily suspended for his adverse analytical finding, and an April 10 meeting with the Nevada Athletic Commission will fully address this adverse analytical finding,” Nevada Commission Executive Director Bob Bennett told the latimes.com.
Gennady Golovkin seems pretty much interested in facing the Mexican on May 5th at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The news of Canelo’s failed drug test is old news now and the suspension is to notify the public the commission is still working on the case and a befitting penalty, which they intend to be made know on the 10th of April.
The suspension does not really stop Canelo from training ahead of his fight with GGG, and does not render him inactive but pending a meeting with the commission, which will either produce a proper suspension or a fine.
The fight is the only multi million dollar fight in Nevada right now and it is evident with GGG still ready to face Canelo, the commission won’t be suspending Canelo for a long time as there is much money to be made from the fight.
Speaking to yahoo News GGG’s promoter Tom Loeffler said in and interview with yahoo sports
”A lot of people thought they would just shove this under the rug because they [Nevada Commission] wanted the fight to happen, but with this investigation and the action they’ve taken today, they’ve proven otherwise,” Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler said to Yahoo Sports News.
”We met today and Bob said they had to give him the suspension per their regulations, but he pointed out that Canelo complied with every request and that he passed multiple tests given to him since the failures. So they’ll have the hearing on April 10 and we’ll see what happens then. But Gennady definitely wants to fight and he’s going to proceed as if the fight is still happening,”