The Nevada commission on Wednesday ruled to suspend Saul Canelo Alvarez for six months for having failed two drug tests in February for having clenbuterol in his system which is a banned performing-enhancing substance. The Nevada commission voted 5-0 to have Alvarez suspended. Only because he is a first time offender, he didn’t get up to a two year suspension.
How many times have you seen a decision reversed to either a no contest or no decision when one of the boxers failed a drug test after the contest? Why not “THIS TIME?”
Still it’s being said he should get a title fight from the May 5th winner between Gennady “GGG” Golovkin and his replacement opponent for Alvarez in Vanes Martirosyan, 36-3-1 (21), who is only ranked No. 1 in the WBC Super Welterweight rankings and not in any of the other organizations rankings. Golovkin is feared by many opponents and should only fight Alvarez if he wins May 5th if his promoter Tom Loeffler agrees to it.
Alvarez should be dropped from all the ratings. Anyone who thought he deserved a draw in his bout with Golovkin doesn’t know how to judge a fight which includes judge Adalaide Byrd who had Alvarez ahead 118-110 and if I am not right may have gotten reprimanded for that score in the September 16, 2017 bout. Dave Moretti scored it 115-113 for Golovkin and the third judge Don Trella 114-114. From the sixth round on Alvarez did his best to “run” from Golovkin instead of standing in front of him like his promoter Golden Boy Promotion’s Oscar de La Hoya said he would.
Alvarez has only fought over 155 twice in his 49-1-2 career and that was in his bout with Golovkin and his previous bout with Julio Cesar Chavez, Jr. in the May 6th bout. He should think about staying at super welterweight and fighting the likes of WBC Super Welterweight champion Jermell Charlo!