‘It Was Actually Him Who Tested Positive’ – Canelo Alvarez Claps Back at Billy Joe Saunders’ PEDs Remark

Published 05/04/2021, 12:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – SEPTEMBER 15: Canelo Alvarez celebrates after his majority-decision win over Gennady Golovkin during their WBC/WBA middleweight title fight at T-Mobile Arena on September 15, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)


On May 8, Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders will finally come face to face against each other inside the squared circle. The duo will touch gloves with each other for a unified super-middleweight championship, and the winner will line himself up for an undisputed title shot.

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This fight is unique in its own way as Alvarez and Saunders share a fierce rivalry with each other.

A few days back, the Brit accused the P4P boxing king of using PEDs in the form of clenbuterol. His comments reached Alvarez, and the Mexican boxer didn’t hold himself back from responding to his claims.

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In an interview with Brian Custer, he said, “It was actually him who tested positive, twice actually. In my case, it was clenbuterol, the minimum, well, the content from the meat.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – MAY 04: Canelo Alvarez walks to his corner during his middleweight unification fight against Daniel Jacobs at T-Mobile Arena on May 04, 2019 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

“Which has been proven that now there are minimum requirements for boxers. It was actually him who tested positive twice.”

Alvarez tested positive for consuming clenbuterol ahead of his rematch against Gennady Golovkin in 2018.

That said, in a buildup of this fight, Saunders saw it as an opportunity to fire at the 30-year-old for consuming the same. However, tables turned when Saul Alvarez himself took a jibe at ‘Superb’ for testing positive for failing two drug tests.

In 2018, ahead of his fight against Demetrius Andrade, Saunders tested positive for consuming oxilofrine. He competed in the middleweight category back then and subsequently had to vacate his titles for failing drug tests twice.

Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders all set to settle their verbal scores this weekend

Despite all the trash talks and rigmarole, the only thing that’ll help Alvarez and Saunders settle their feud is entering a sheer tussle against each other.

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The pair is ecstatic to take each other on in a perfect setting and thus solidify their spots.

A win here will mold either of their careers in the most prolific way. As the winner will get a chance to compete for the biggest fight of their boxing stints, in the form of an undisputed clash.

It’ll be interesting to see who among the two has the last laugh.

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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