By El-Amisty Nobo|| Follow Amisty on twitter @ElAmistyNobo
The much anticipated rematch between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady ‘Triple G’ Golovkin has been axed after the Mexican formally announced his withdrawal at a news conference in Los Angeles on Tuesday with a pending PED test.
The rematch of the middleweight title bout was scheduled to take place on May 05 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas after a controversial first fight, which saw the most famous Adalaide Byrd scoring it 118-110 in favour of Alvarez to neutralize the other results – [115-113], and [114-144], ending the contest in a draw.
A rematch became necessary which the two camps accepted a deal for the fight to happen on a Cinco de Mayo, only for Canelo to be popped twice for a banned substance which they blame it on a contaminated Mexican meat.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended Canelo Alvarez temporary and would be halted before the commission again on April 18 where he could face a longer suspension if found guilty.
Meanwhile, Canelo who insists he’s clean of any drug offence has said that he respect what he does and will not let his fans down.
“I have never let you down, and I never will. I respect what I do,” he said.
In order not to let the date go waste, Golovkin’s promoters are in search for a new opponent for the Kazakh who holds the WBA, WBC, IBO, and the IBF middleweight titles.
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