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Canelo Alvarez Has Withdrawn From GGG Rematch, Fight Is OFF

Canelo Alvarez Has Withdrawn From GGG Rematch, Fight Is OFF

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez has withdrawn from his Gennady Golovkin rematch.

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The Mexican sensation sent shock waves through the sport after failing a pre-fight drug test.

He tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol in two separate drug tests, putting the world title bout in jeopardy.

Canelo and GGG face-off. Image: PA
Canelo and GGG face-off. Image: PA

The rematch was set for Las Vegas, Nevada, on Cinco de Mayo following their epic first bout in September 2017.

But Golden Boy's Eric Gomez has just announced on a conference call that they are canceling the May 5th super-fight.

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We await news on a potential replacement opponent for the WBA (super), WBC, IBF and IBO middleweight world champion.

More news to follow.

Topics: Boxing, GGG, Canelo Alvarez

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.

 

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