New York rapper 50 Cent really loves boxing. Floyd Mayweather Jr.‘s bestie has hit up social media to react to prized fighter Canelo Alvarez failing a drug test and possibly delaying a much-needed Gennady Golovkin rematch.
Fif went to Instagram Tuesday (March 6) to low-key throw a little playful shade at Alvarez.
— SOHH 2.0 (@sohhdotcom) March 6, 2018
This week, Canelo sparked headlines after reportedly failing a drug test.
Mexican superstar Canelo Alvarez, who is in training for his mega rematch with unified middleweight world champion Gennady Golovkin, has tested positive for the banned substance clenbuterol. Golovkin and Alvarez are scheduled to meet on May 5 (HBO PPV) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas in a rematch of their hugely controversial draw from September. It is unclear whether the positive test will affect the fight. (ESPN)
Alvarez’s team has since responded to the coverage and blamed the failed test on contaminated meat.
A voluntary test showed Alvarez had traces of clenbuterol. A statement from Golden Boy Promotions said the amount was consistent with meat contamination that has impacted athletes in Mexico and China. Daniel Eichner, director of the World Anti-Doping Agency-accredited laboratory that conducted the test, wrote Monday: “These values are all within the range of what is expected from meat contamination.” (New York Times)
Last September, various hip-hop artists showed their interest in the Canelo/GGG fight.