With Canelo Suspended, GGG Still Planning To Fight As Scheduled

Boxing champion Gennady Golovkin and pugilist phenom Canelo Alvarez initially faced off inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nev. back in 2017. The two boxers ultimately went the distance, with the match ending in a highly controversial draw.

Alvarez and Golovkin were then rescheduled to face off on May 5 inside the same Las Vegas venue. However, Alvarez has since been momentarily suspended due to a failed drug test.

Alvarez will have a chance to go before the commission next month to make his case and to attempt to avoid a hefty punishment. Speaking to ESPN’s Dan Rafael, Golovkin’s promoter revealed that the boxer is still training for a match on May 5 no matter the results of Alvarez’s meeting with the commission.

“Whatever the commission does, Gennady would still fight May 5 if Canelo is out. If for some reason it’s not against Canelo, we’ll figure out the best course of action at that time, but he is training to fight May 5.”

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