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A voluntary drug check confirmed Alvarez had hint quantities of the drug in his system and Golden Boy Promotions mentioned in an announcement on Monday the extent was “according to meat contamination that has impacted dozens of athletes in Mexico over the past years.”
“These values are all throughout the vary of what’s anticipated from meat contamination,” Golden Boy quoted Daniel Eichner, director of the WADA-accredited SMRTL lab that carried out the checks, as saying.
The promotion firm headed by Mexican ring nice Oscar de la Hoya mentioned it had notified the Nevada State Athletic Fee and Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler.
“We’re ready to get a ruling from the Nevada fee,” Loeffler advised AFP.
“Every time you’ve got a optimistic check, it is by no means a great factor. However we’ll wait till we get the knowledge. As of now, nothing has modified from our facet. Gennady remains to be coaching and hoping that the struggle continues, however we’ll depart it as much as the fee.”
Undefeated Golovkin and Alvarez fought to a break up attract a September 16 thriller that ended amid some controversy.
Whereas one choose scored the struggle for Golovkin and one had it even, there was widespread astonishment on the card of choose Adalaide Byrd, who marked it 118-110 in favor of Alvarez.
“This can be a struggle that Gennady has needed,” Loeffler mentioned. “He was begging Canelo for the primary struggle and naturally needed the second struggle after the controversy with the judges within the first.
“He is actually not seeking to get out of this struggle for any motive. However on the similar time, there is a motive why testing is in place. However we simply have to attend for the outcomes and see how that shakes out.”
Golden Boy mentioned Alvarez will instantly transfer his coaching camp from Mexico to the US “and can undergo any quantity and number of extra checks” deemed mandatory within the construct as much as the Might bout.
Alvarez mentioned the optimistic end result “surprises and bothers me”.
“I’ll undergo all of the checks that require me to make clear this embarrassing scenario and I belief that on the finish the reality will prevail,” he mentioned.
Tainted meat has been blamed earlier than for optimistic clenbuterol checks in Mexico, the place it’s typically used to fatten cattle.
The World Anti-Doping Company warned athletes on the 2011 Pan American Video games in Guadalajara to watch out about what they ate throughout the occasion.
FIFA, world soccer’s governing physique, concluded that contaminated meat resulted in optimistic checks of 109 gamers on the Below-17 World Cup in Mexico that 12 months, when 5 members of Mexico’s nationwide group additionally examined optimistic.