Former WBC champion Canelo Alvarez has been removed from the World Boxing Council (WBC) middleweight rankings. Now WBC President Mauricio Sulaiman has come forward with a few words on the matter.
Canelo Alvarez most recently made headlines for failing a drug test that ultimately saw the boxer suspended and his highly anticipated rematch against Gennady Golovkin cancelled. The two pugilists were initially set to square off on Cinco de Mayo, but Alvarez would go on to fail a drug test for the substance clenbuterol.
Alvarez claims the banned substance entered his system through contaminated beef. Now Mauricio Sulaiman has come forward to state that Alvarez has been removed from the WBC middleweight rankings because the fighter allegedly refused to enter the organization’s ‘Clean Boxing Program.’
However, Alvarez will be reinstated into the rankings after the boxer enters the anti-doping system. As reported by boxingscene.com, Sulaiman stated “[Canelo was removed from our rankings] because he refused to sign up for the Clean Boxing Program as stated in the rules.”
“[He will] not necessarily [be gone for good]. If he signs up, he will be back in the rankings.”