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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

GGG accuses Canelo Alvarez of using PEDs before first fight

Canelo Alvarez Gennady Golovkin

Gennady Golovkin turned a typical media session on Tuesday into one that was very lively and full of accusations.

Golovkin had reporters at his camp in Big Bear where he is preparing to face Canelo Alvarez on May 5th. There is an added element surrounding the fight after Alvarez tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug called clenbuterol. Alvarez blamed the positive test on contaminated meat — a theory that was supported by comments from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).

On Tuesday, GGG accused Canelo of being on PEDs before their first fight, which was in September. He also accused Canelo of having NSAC in his back pocket.

The injection marks accusation is a strong one that surely will not be taken lightly by Alvarez. The two fought to a draw in September, which set the stage for an anticipated rematch.

Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) still has not lost during his pro career. Many thought that he had the edge in the first fight.

Despite the PED accusations, GGG is not backing away from the May 5 rematch.

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