Middleweight kingpin expresses his desire for a clean fight
Whew Boy!! If you thought Gennady Golovkin was aggravated with Canelo Alvarez for failing two drug tests, he showed even more frustration today. Golovkin and Alvarez are set to met in a rematch of last September’s middleweight title clash.
The first fight ended in a controversial draw and the rematch took over four months to negotiate. Golovkin’s trainer Abel Sanchez said during a media call earlier they know they’re down two points before the fight ever starts.
Golovkin was asked if he believes that Alvarez was taking performance enhancing drugs prior to the first fight and he said:
““Come on, I told you, it’s not meat,” Golovkin told reporters at his training camp in Big Bear. “Canelo’s team are using these drugs and everybody’s trying to pretend it’s not happening.It was pretty obvious his muscles had visible injections. Take a look at photos and ask a doctor.”
When asked what Canelo could do to prove his innocence Golovkin told Lance Pugmire of the LA Times:
“This guy, he knows. This is not his first day in boxing. He proves he gets benefits from everyone and he can get away with it. The commentators, commission, doping commission – this is a very bad business, (it’s) not sport. Check him on a lie detector and then we can find out everything.”
Both Sanchez and Golovkin said that they had a small hope a real investigation would be done but they don’t believe so. Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler said they were waiting on confirmation from the Nevada State Athletic Commission but that they “fully expect there to be a fight on May 5th.”
Golovkin also said that should the NSAC not allow the fight he would target WBO champion Billy Joe Saunders has his next opponent. Saunders, whose bout against Martin Murray was postponed earlier today till June, has previously stated he would welcome a fight with the Kazakhstan native.
Golovkin also said that he will definitely honor his contract for the rematch but that he would like it to be a fair fight between athletes and not doctors.
By: Chris Henderson