Canelo Alvarez withdraws from May 5 fight against Gennady Golovkin

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Canelo Alvarez announced Tuesday he has withdrawn from his scheduled rematch with Gennady Golovkin, according to ESPN.

Last week 8 News NOW Sports Anchor Chris Maathuis reported that sources told him that the fight indeed would not happen.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission filed a complaint against Alvarez after he tested positive twice for the banned performance-enhancing drug clenbuterol.  It happened during random urine tests conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association.

A hearing on the matter will take place on April 18 during the commission’s regularly scheduled monthly meeting.

The fight between Alvarez and the unified middleweight world champion was supposed to headline a major T-Mobile Arena event that is being televised on HBO’s PPV.

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