The May 5 rematch between Canelo Alvarez and Gennady Golovkin is off. Alvarez withdrew himself amid his much publicized eating of contaminated meat resulting in a failed drug test.
“I am sad and feel powerless that this fight cannot happen now, I have nothing to hide. I want to be transparent in this process. I will do whatever I need to do to demonstrate I have never (deliberately) taken this substance.
I have always operated as a clean fighter. I have always taken clean substances. I respect the sport unconditionally and would never do anything to tarnish something I have worked so hard for and given so many sacrifices for.
“It saddens me that people are accusing me of doing something improper. From here on out, I will take increased precautions to ensure this will never happen again. I am ready for what comes in the future.”