Loeffler: GGG has never failed a drug test in his career
By Jim Dower: Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin’s promoter Tom Loeffler posted a message on social media that looks to be a disguised shot at Saul Canelo Alvarez by saying that his fighter has never tested positive for drugs during his amateur and pro career, and his body size/shape has never changed.
Loeffler is trying to negotiate a rematch between Canelo and GGG for September 15, but the negotiations appear to have hit a snag over the purse split.
Golovkin is said to be asking for a 50-50 split of the money for the second fight with Canelo, and Golden Boy is not interested in giving him what he wants. Despite the unbeaten Golovkin (38-0-1, 34 KOs) being the three belt unified champion in holding down the IBF, WBA and WBC middleweight titles and Canelo being the challenger with an imperfect record of 49-1-2, Golden Boy feels he deserves the bigger cut of the revenue.
Golovkin recently signed with VADA for random drug testing through September 15, which is when he could be facing Canelo in a rematch if the two are able to negotiate the rematch.
Loeffler said this about GGG on social media on Saturday:
”@GGGBoxing never failed a drug test ever in his career, amateur or pro and has had big KO Power the entire time, naturally refined by Dr Abel Sanchez the last 8 yrs. His natural body size and shape also never changed over his career.”
Is Loeffler using his post about Golovkin being a clean fighter as a negotiating tool to help get him the 50-50 purse split for the Canelo rematch? That’s the important question you have to ask. Loeffler’s comment about Golovkin’s body not having changed in appearance looks to be a shot at Canelo, whose body seemed to change after his fight with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. last year.
When Canelo fought Golovkin, he looked more muscular than he had previously in the eyes of a lot of boxing fans. Canelo appeared cut up like a bodybuilder for the GGG fight, which triggered a lot of suspicion from fans, many of which felt that something wasn’t right with him. Last February, Canelo came up positive twice for the banned substance clenbuterol. This is a substance that is said to help lean out muscles and make the person using them leaner. Canelo and Golden Boy Promotions said the positive tests came from the Mexican star eating tainted meat. The results of the positive tests for clenbuterol ended with Canelo being given a 6 month suspension by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. The suspension ends on August 17.
Here’s what Vada-Testing.org said on social media about GGG signing up for VADA testing:
”Congratulations to @GGGBoxing for successfully completing testing through his May 5, 2018 fight. he remains enrolled in @Vada_Testing @360BoxingPromos #cleansport.”
Canelo has also signed up with VADA testing.