19
Dec
2018

Golovkin promoter Loeffler admits some concern over Canelo failure, hopes fight goes ahead

Golovkin v Canelo 2 06/03/2018

Gennady Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler will follow any guidelines handed down by the authorities following a failed drug test by Canelo Alvarez.

Canelo showed traces of Clenbuterol in his system recently in a shock finding just two months prior to his high profile meeting with ‘GGG’ in Las Vegas.

Nevada State Athletic Commission chief Bob Bennett has confirmed to WBN an investigation is underway to get to bottom of the how it happened.

“We have received the adverse analytical findings from VADA regarding Mr. Alvarez,” Bennett exclusively told World Boxing News.

“As per our standard operating procedures, we are moving forward with our investigation.

“Accordingly, it would be premature for me to make any additional statements at this time,” he added.

Contamination of Mexican meat is being blamed for the result, and at this point in time, the fight is not said to be under threat.

Measures have immediately been put in place to see Canelo receive extra monitoring in a training camp on US soil and Loeffler seems happy enough to see how the current situation pans out.

“We just found out and we’re going to see how the Commission and the sanctioning bodies address it,” Loeffler told Yahoo Sports.

“Any time there is a positive test, it’s a concern, but we’ll rely on them to do their jobs and go from there. There is not much else to comment on.

“Abel (Sanchez, trainer of Golovkin) has always wanted as much testing as possible because he never wanted any doubt that Gennady’s power is all natural.

“Gennady has only wanted a level playing field and respect for boxing. He just wants it to be fair for both sides. That’s why VADA [the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency] is in place.

“Hopefully, this doesn’t affect the fight itself,” he added.

Golovkin is yet to make any official statement on the matter, but it seems everything is being done by Golden Boy to ensure the Kazakh doesn’t feel the need to cancel the lucrative contest.

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