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Canelo Alvarez receives six-month suspension

Alvarez can re-enter the ring on August 17th.

Canelo Alvarez v Gennady Golovkin Press Conference - Los Angeles Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

A September date for Gennady Golovkin-Canelo Alvarez II is back on the table, as NSAC has suspended Canelo for six months from the date of his original failed test. He is eligible to return to the ring on August 17th.

According to ESPN, the original one-year suspension was reduced thanks to Canelo’s cooperation. Brett Okamoto has pictures of the settlement.

Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KO) officially withdrew on April 3rd, kicking off a mad scramble to find a new Golovkin opponent that ultimately concluded with Vanes Martirosyan. Meaning no offense to Martirosyan, but he is terribly unlikely to jeopardize the rematch.

In all honesty, though, I would infinitely prefer Golovkin fight one of his many mandatories, which include Ryota Murata, Sergiy Derevyanchenko, and the winner of the upcoming bout between Jermall Charlo and Hugo Centeno Jr. As much as I love the “Big Drama Show,” I’m kinda tired of the part that takes place outside the ring.

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