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Nevada Commission to investigate Canelo’s failed drug test

Canelo Alvarez tested positive for Clenbuterol leading up to his May 5 rematch with Gennady Golovkin.

Canelo Alvarez v Gennady Golovkin Press Conference - Los Angeles Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

According to a report from WBN, the Nevada State Athletic Commission — who holds jurisdiction over the May 5th rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin — will be launching an investigation into the stunning news of Canelo testing positive for Clenbuterol.

Canelo’s test results only revealed low levels of the banned substance, and the failed test is once again being attributed to tainted meat in Mexico. NSAC’s Bob Bennett says they’ll be looking into the matter anyway, though.

“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.

In all reality, don’t expect much from this “investigation.” Whether or not the failed test is truly a result of tainted meat or Canelo attempting to gain an edge is almost unverifiable. So as is often the case in these instances, once the relevant powers that be go through the motions and announce as much, it’s back to business as usual.

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