The promotion company headed by Mexican ring great Oscar de la Hoya said it had notified the Nevada State Athletic Commission and Golovkin's promoter Tom Loeffler. "We're waiting to get a ruling from the Nevada commission," Loeffler told AFP. "Whenever you have a positive test, it's never a good thing. But we'll wait until we get the information. As of now, nothing has changed from our side. Gennady is still training and hoping that the fight continues, but we'll leave it up to the commission." Undefeated Golovkin and Alvarez fought to a split draw in a September 16 thriller that ended amid some controversy.
This Just In: Golden Boy Promotions announced Canelo Alvarez has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug, but his May 5 rematch with Gennady Golovkin is still on. pic.twitter.com/wI488Wautn— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 5, 2018
Tainted meat has been blamed before for positive clenbuterol tests in Mexico, where it is sometimes used to fatten cattle. The World Anti-Doping Agency warned athletes at the 2011 Pan American Games in Guadalajara to be careful about what they ate during the event. FIFA, world football's governing body, concluded that contaminated meat resulted in positive tests of 109 players at the Under-17 World Cup in Mexico that year, when five members of Mexico's national team also tested positive.
Update: Alvarez said meat contamination caused his positive test. It is unclear if the positive test will impact the rematch. https://t.co/iliJwCJgj0— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) March 5, 2018