Abel Sanchez says Saul Canelo Alvarez’s trainer Chepo Reynoso should have known which type of meats to avoid eating to prevent being exposed to clenbuterol. Canelo tested positive for the drug in two tests conducted by VADA on February 17th and February while getting ready for his rematch against IBF/IBO/WBA/WBC middleweight champion Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) on May 5h at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Sanchez says Reynoso was a former butcher in Mexico and should have been knowledgeable on the types of meats that were OK for Canelo to eat.
“Canelo’s trainer, Chepo Reynoso used to be a butcher, he’s in the meat business, he should know which meats to avoid because of this problem in Mexico,” Sanchez said to RingTV.com.
Despite using the excuse that his positive test for clenbuterol was due to him eating tainted meat, Canelo is being investigated by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Without the tainted meat still in Canelo’s home, the Commission will likely have to take Canelo’s word that he ate meat in Mexico that contained clenbuterol. But with Canelo likely being cleared without being suspended and/or fined by the Commission, it could give the green light to other fighters to load up clenbuterol and then use the same excuse that they ate tainted meat. If one of the commissions tries to penalize those fighters, they can always point to Canelo as being an example of a fighter that got away with testing positive without any negative repercussions, aside from his reputation taking a big hit.
Golovkin says he’ll be fine with whatever the Nevada Commission decides at the end of their investigation of the 27-old Canelo (49-1-2, 34 KOs). Golovkin sounds like he just wants to fight Canelo no matter what. He wants the rematch with Canelo, so he can beat him in a decisive enough manner where the judges can’t take the win away from him. Golovkin already knows that Canelo always runs to the left to avoid being trapped and worn down. If Canelo decides to run from Golovkin in the rematch, he’ll be ready to trap cut off his escape route.