Sanchez: Golovkin Disappointed By Alvarez And Awaiting Ruling

Gennady Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez says his boxer was disappointed Canelo Alvarez tested positive to trace elements of clenbuterol, and is awaiting a verdict. The two are set for a rematch of their controversial fight last year, at the T-Mobile Arena come May 5. Golden Boy Promotions insists that the positive result was consistent with […]

Gennady Golovkin’s trainer, Abel Sanchez says his boxer was disappointed Canelo Alvarez tested positive to trace elements of clenbuterol, and is awaiting a verdict.

The two are set for a rematch of their controversial fight last year, at the T-Mobile Arena come May 5.

Golden Boy Promotions insists that the positive result was consistent with meat contamination in Mexico, and has subsequently  moved his training camp to the USA.

Golovkin will continue preparation for the fight, and hopes for a quick investigation, confirms his trainer.

“It would be ignorant for me to speculate,” Sanchez told Sky Sports. “I think the experts have to go through all the process of investigating, but I do think there needs to be an investigation.

 

“I don’t think it should be just swept under the rug. That’s not good for our sport. That’s not good for the future of our sport.

“I think that he needs to either be cleared, or be suspended and fined immensely, but if he’s not, then I think we present future problems for us in this game.”

 

Asked about Golovkin’s frame of mind, he added: “He was a little upset also he was a little disappointed that his team wasn’t more diligent about the food.

“But he knows that this is part of this game, and he just continues to train, and hopefully everything is alright, and we’ll keep training until it’s not.”

“About five years ago, I told [promoter] Tom [Loeffler] that there was going to be a point in time in Gennady’s career where people would accuse us,” said Sanchez.

“I wanted to make sure that we volunteered for any kind of testing that they wanted. My gym volunteers for any kind of testing that they wanted.

 

“The first fight I think was a 45-day window. This time I wanted like a 90-day window, to make sure for the public that nothing is going on, and we get an even playing field.”

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