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Bob Arum suspicious of Canelo, sick of ‘tainted beef’ excuse

The promoter says he’s suspicious of Canelo Alvarez’s excuse although he doesn’t know for certain it’s not true.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

In an interview with Fight Hub TV, promoter Bob Arum sounds off on his suspicion over Canelo Alvarez’s failed drug test, saying it’s well known Mexican trainers use Clenbuterol to aid their fighters before drug testing begins.

“Look, I don’t know whether it was tainted beef or not. I’m sick and tired of the excuse of tainted beef. Everybody knows that a lot of fighters in Mexico use that drug to turn heavy muscle mass into lean muscle mass. I don’t know whether that’s the case with Canelo — no way I would know — but somebody needs to investigate and put witnesses on the stand and if they tell the truth, fine, if they commit perjury, it’s on them. But somebody needs to investigate this!

“This is nonsense that these amounts of this drug are only from tainted beef, when everybody knows that a lot of trainers in Mexico — before the drug testing, before they get into camp — they use this drug to do the work and then they stop when the drug testing starts. Everybody knows that!

“No whether it happened in this case or not, I don’t know. And I’m not accusing anybody of anything, but I’m suspicious and I think it needs to be investigated for the good of the sport.”

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