You cannot escape the beefy taint of tainted beef.
Two months prior to his blockbuster rematch with Gennady Golovkin, Canelo Alvarez has tested positive for clenbuterol, a supplement that can assist in cutting weight.
For the TL;DR folks among you, the amount was minimal enough that the failure was chalked up to contaminated meat, and Canelo will move his training camp from Mexico to America. In addition, he will undergo additional testing at VADA’s discretion.
USADA claims on its website that there is, in fact, a danger of contamination when consuming meat outside the U.S. and Europe. Fighters and other athletes have claimed the “tainted meat” defense with varying success over the years.
In any event, the fight is still go, but it’s worth keeping an eye on.