Boxing’s Beef With Mexican Meat

The fight of the year, Canelo vs GGG has been called off, and Canelo is blaming Mexican meat.

Boxing should have ‘beef’ with Mexican meat, if you believe Mexican Middleweight Canelo Alvarez.

Canelo’s May rematch with Gennady Golovkin (GGG) is officially off following two failed drug tests from the ginger-haired Mexican superstar.

After twice testing positive for clenbuterol, Canelo has blamed Mexican meat contamination, with his promoters claiming that local meat has "impacted dozens of athletes in Mexico”. The banned substance is sometimes illegally used to make meat leaner, and although an investigation is still ongoing, Canelo has officially withdrawn from the rematch.

This is another blow for the sport of boxing, as the Las Vegas rematch on May 5th was the most anticipated fight of the year. GGG has promised fans that he will still be fighting in Vegas on the same date, but is under pressure to quickly find a replacement opponent.

The two popular fighters first squared off in September last year, where GGG appeared to get the better of Canelo in a highly entertaining fight. But as is often the case in boxing, the judges disagreed, and the fight was declared a draw. A rematch was the only solution, but unfortunately we do not know if it will ever take place.

It’s been a tough week for combat sports fans, as Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC 223 clash was also cancelled.

Boxing fans, and GGG will be eager to learn the results of Canelo’s drug test investigation, as it will basically determine if a rematch will eventually happen.

We will hopefully find out the truth, but perhaps the most comedic fact throughout this saga is that Canelo's trainer, Chepo Reynoso used to be a butcher!

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