It looks like boxing didn’t want to be left out of the current MMA narrative. This week has been filled with big fights falling through and now, the biggest one in boxing is HISTORY.
I’ll be the first to admit that I’m shocked that this fight will not be happening on its scheduled May 5th date. I genuinely thought that the fight was too big to fail, but here we are.
Canelo released a statement as reported by Dan Rafael of ESPN:
“I am truly shocked about what has happened and for those who have doubts and suspicions about my athletic integrity, I have always been and always will be a clean fighter.”
To be clear, I am a clean fighter. However, I respect the Nevada State Athletic Commission and I understand its laws and under its regulations. There are certain penalties and certain sanctions, even for unintentional positive results.”
With NSAC rules etc, Canelo wouldn’t be cleared to fight in May anyway. The fight will be rescheduled and it will probably happen after the summer.