Gennady Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) totally thinks that Canelo Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) is doping, but he’s not backing down from their fight on Cinco de Mayo this year.
The Mexican tested positive for clenbuterol, a banned drug by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, when he underwent the random urine test conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association from Feb. 17 to 20.
Alvarez blamed the beef he ate, which contained the banned substance. Apparently, farmers in Mexico inject their cattle with clenbuterol to develop lean muscle and eliminate fat.
“Again with Mexican meat? Come on,” Golovkin told reporters. “I told you, it’s not Mexican meat. This is Canelo. This is his team. This is his promotion. Canelo is cheating. They’re using these drugs, and everybody is just trying to pretend it’s not happening.”
Golovkin said it’s highly unlikely that Alvarez would make the same mistake over and over again because he’s considered a veteran of the sport. He even suggested putting Alvarez on a lie detector test in order to catch him lying about taking the banned substance deliberately.
The Ukrainian said that Alvarez is not the only one who eats meat from Mexico. “I eat Mexican food all the time and I’ve never had that problem,” he added.
Golovkin also pulled no punches when it comes to Hall of Famer Oscar dela Hoya, the promoter of Alvarez. He said the Golden Boy Promotions CEO is dirty as well. During their first fight, for instance, Triple G claimed that he noticed traces of injections on the Mexican boxer. He also suspected doping when he saw the large muscles of his opponent.
“If nobody from the commission will cancel it, I will do my job,” Golovkin said, as he opposed any move of canceling the fight.
World Boxing Council president Mauricio Sulaiman expressed surprise at Golovkin’s outbursts.
“Golvokin is a boxer who has given a lot to this sport, he is an exemplary fighter, but he exploded,” Sulaiman said, although he added that the Ukrainian fighter may be wrong this time around.