Mexican Boxing legend Saul “Canelo” Alvarez recently failed two separate Wada tests for the steroid Clenbutrol. Canelo’s rematch with Gennady Golovkin was later cancelled and team Canelo claim that he was eating tainted Burritos which caused his failed tests. Apparently if you eat an Enchilada in Mexico you will test positive. Canelo is still training hard and has now signed up to be random drug tested buy WADA on a year round basis. Here’s new footage of him in the gym crushing the front squats with 925 pounds loaded on and if you have ever lifted weights seriously, you would understand just how hard front squats are compared to normal squats.
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Canelo Álvarez vs. Gennady Golovkin, billed as Supremacy, was a professional boxing superfight contested for the unified WBA (Super), WBC, IBF, IBO, Ring magazine, and lineal middleweight championship. The bout was on September 16, 2017 at T-Mobile Arena on the Las Vegas Strip. It was televised on HBO pay-per-view in the United States, on BoxNation Box Office in the United Kingdom, and on Space in Latin America. The fight ended in a draw, with Dave Moretti scoring the fight 115–113 for Golovkin, Adalaide Byrd scoring it 118–110 for Álvarez, and Don Trella scoring it 114–114.
Following Canelo Álvarez’s victory against Miguel Cotto in 2015, talks began between the Golovkin and Álvarez camps over the future WBC title defense. In the end, an agreement was ultimately reached to allow interim bouts before the fight to, in the words of WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman, “maximize the interest in their highly anticipated showdown. The fight was anticipated to take place well into 2016.
On May 18, 2016, a few weeks after knocking out Amir Khan, Álvarez vacated the WBC middleweight title, which resulted in Golovkin being immediately awarded the title by the WBC who officially recognized him as their middleweight champion. Immediately after his victory over Julio César Chávez Jr. on May 6, 2017, Canelo Álvarez announced that he would next fight Gennady Golovkin on the weekend of September 16, 2017 at a location to be determined. Golovkin joined him in the ring during the announcement to help promote their upcoming bout, accompanied by his trainer Abel Sanchez and promoter Tom Loeffler. Speaking through a translator, Álvarez said, “Golovkin, you are next, my friend. The fight is done. I’ve never feared anyone, since I was 15 fighting as a professional.
When I was born, fear was gone.” When Golovkin arrived in the ring, he said, “I feel very excited. Right now is a different story. In September, it will be a different style — a big drama show. I’m ready. Tonight, first congrats to Canelo and his team. Right now, I think everyone is excited for September. Canelo looked very good tonight, and 100 percent he is the biggest challenge of my career. Good luck to Canelo in September.” In the post-fight press conference, both boxers came face to face and spoke about the upcoming fight. On May 9, Eric Gomez, president of Golden Boy Promotions told the LA Times that Álvarez had an immediate rematch clause in place on his contract, whereas Golovkin, if he loses, won’t be guaranteed a rematch.