Two-weight world champion Canelo Alvarez has plenty of time on his hands to plot a return to action as the Mexican soaks up the sun during a Nevada State Athletic Commission suspension.
The 27 year-old, who was banned for six months after testing positive for Clenbuterol, boasted a much slimmer physique whilst enjoying a holiday to take his mind off a career roadblock.
Notorious for being able to drop a mass of weight to make the super-welterweight in the past and now middleweight, Canelo reportedly walks around at 180 pounds – but on this evidence the Jalisco man is cutting a much trimmer figure.
A huge rematch with Gennady Golovkin fell apart as Canelo lost out on a massive payday on Cinco de Mayo, although the ‘Cinnamon’ one didn’t seem too bothered this week by the fact he was out of action until September.
Golovkin awaits the rekindling of a second fight, whilst Irishman Gary O’Sullivan exclusively revealed to WBN last month he was offered a contest with Canelo BEFORE the controversy over a banned substance hit.
Golden Boy, who represent both men, could still continue on with these plans in order to give Canelo the opportunity to shake off ring rust.
This means Golovkin could be forced to wait until Cinco de Mayo in 2019 before the pair trade blows again.
Ironically, O’Sullivan was in the reckoning to replace Canelo and face Golovkin on May 5th but thought better of it after comparing the potential purses for each effort.
Some media statements had the differential at around $300,000, meaning it would have made no sense at all for ‘Spike’ to risk his massive payday against Canelo.