Canelo Alvarez Blames Failed Drug Test on Tainted Meat
The steaks are high. Mexico’s boxing star admitted to testing positive for traces of banned substance clenbuterol, but says it’s due to his country’s problem with drug-tainted meat. Other Mexican athletes have made the same excuse for positive tests and continued competing after additional testing, while NFL players were warned that eating meat in Mexico or China could cause false positives. Alvarez said he’d submit to more tests to “clarify this embarrassing situation” before his May 5 Las Vegas rematch against unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin.