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WBC doctor about Canelo’s positive doping test: He probably ingested contaminated meat

14 March, 12:52 294
WBC doctor about Canelo’s positive doping test: He probably ingested contaminated meat

Antonio Fernández Hernandez, who is a doctor for the WBC gave comments on the positive doping test revealed in Mexican boxer Saul Alvarez’s body before the forthcoming fight with Gennady Golovkin, BNews.kz reports.

According to him, the positive doping test was caused by contaminated meet, which is problematic within the country.

"Canelo has everything at hand... doctors, nutritionists, a physical trainer, so this is an oversight. The amount [of clenbuteral] they found is very little, it was an accident, a mistake by his team, because he probably ingested contaminated meat," explained Hernandez. I have to clarify something, clenbuterol is a hormone that helps eliminate fat and increase muscle. However, the amount that was found in Canelo was minimal, which means that it's a feeding problem and his team is responsible. We have to remember that this is not the first time [that this has happened to an athlete in Mexico.] Take into account that in Mexico almost all of meat is contaminated, so athletes must consume select meat. If anyone is tested, he will come up with detectable levels of clenbuterol [after eating a contaminated meal], and this time it was Canelo's turn and that is why there is so much noise," Fernández Hernandez said.

We note the fight between Gennady Golovkin and Saul Alvarez is scheduled on May 5 at the T-Mobile Arena, Los Angeles.