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After two weeks of reviewing his purportedly tainted-meat induced positive drug tests, the Nevada State Athletic Commission temporarily suspended Canelo √Ālvarez just over a month ahead of his upcoming rematch with middleweight champion Gennady Golovkin.

The NAC issued √Ālvarez a temporary suspension on Friday in response to his testing positive for clenbuterol, a steroid used for breathing disorders and also for burning fat. The positive tests, submitted by Alvarez on Feb. 17 and Feb. 20, were initially reported on March 5; the NAC has been investigating the case for the past two weeks. Gilbert Manzano of the Las Vegas Review Journal reports that Alvarez will go in front of a appeals commission on April 10 to defend himself and fight the suspension.

√Ālvarez maintains he did not knowingly take any banned steroids, with his team saying the positive tests were the results of some bad meat √Ālvarez ate in Mexico. This isn‚Äôt exactly unprecedented‚ÄĒback in 2016, the NFL Player‚Äôs Association warned players about consuming meat in Mexico after it resulted in a positive test for Houston Texans tackle Duane Brown.

The GGG-Alvarez rematch is still scheduled to go down May 5.