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GGG takes shots at Canelo and De La Hoya

Golovkin, the middleweight champion, says he isn't buying what Golovkin and his promoter are selling regarding his positive test for clenbuterol.


Kahron Spearman


With less than two months away from the rematch between Gennady Golovkin and Saul "Canelo" Alvarez, the former had much to say about the later, his promoter, and his failed test with reporters on Tuesday, according to ESPN boxing writer Dan Rafael. 

Alvarez tested positive for clenbuterol, which increases lean muscle while reducing body fat. He claims it stems from eating contaminated beef from his home country of Mexico.

Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 knockouts) and Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 knockouts) - despite the positive test - will go ahead with the rematch, set for May 5 (HBO PPV, 8 p.m. ET) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The first match last September was ruled a draw.

Still, the unified middleweight champion isn't buying any of what Alvarez and his team are saying. 

Again with Mexican meat? Come on. I told you, it's not Mexican meat. This is Canelo. This is his team. This is his promotion. Canelo is cheating. They're using these drugs, and everybody is just trying to pretend it's not happening.

Gennady Golovkin
Unified middleweight world champion

"This guy, he knows," he continued. "This is not his first day in boxing. He proves he gets benefits from everyone and he can get away with it. Check him on a lie detector and then we can find out everything."

Golovkin upped the ante by involving Golden Boy promoter Oscar de la Hoya.

"It was pretty obvious when [Alvarez's] muscles were all [enlarged] ... and with the traces of injections, which were visible," Golovkin told reporters. "Before the first fight, I knew he was not clean. I can talk about Oscar De La Hoya too. He is also not clean. He's dirty."

Interestingly enough, some on social media are taking an odd position in attacking GGG for his comments on Tuesday, saying he may be building an excuse for a possible loss to Alvarez. 

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