Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin 2 In Jeopardy Due To Mexican Boxer’s Failed Drug Tests

Canelo Alvarez vs GGG 2 could be cancelled.

So just when we all thought that the rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin would be sparred the wrath of the boxing Gods, it appears that the bout is in danger of being cancelled due to the Mexican boxer’s previous failed drug tests.

Speculation is at an all time high as the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) suspended Alvarez due to his failed tests. NSAC officials say that the suspension will stand until Alvarez can explain why he failed two prior drug tests. It’s certainly a thorn in the side for the promoters, coaches, and of course the boxers themselves.

Further evidence that the bout has been cancelled arose after a recent televised HBO boxing event. As usual, HBO showcased a list of upcoming fights to expect within the next few months. Several matches were shown on that list, but the May 5 date for Canelo Alvarez vs Gennady Golovkin was nowhere to be seen. It’s a glaring red flag that can’t be ignored.

As far as the two men directly effected by all this, there’s no doubt that both Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin are still training hard despite the former’s suspension. That said, fans have been taking to social media to express their opinions about these turn of events and it appears that they are not happy with Canelo Alvarez in the least. Countless fans have taken to plastering syringe and pill emojis on the boxer’s Instagram page. It’s troll like behavior to be sure, but it draws a vivid picture about how the fans feel about Canelo’s failed tests.

On the GGG side of the equation, Golovkin’s promoter has stated that the Kazakstan native plans to remain on the May 5 card whether Alvarez is given the green light or not.

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Jonathan Salmon
Managing editor of Generation Iron, Jonathan Salmon is a writer, martial arts instructor, and geek culture enthusiast. He has been writing about bodybuilding, combat sports, and strength sports for over 8 years. Check out his YouTube, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and Sound Cloud for in-depth MMA analysis.