Nevada State Athletic Commission files official complaint against Canelo, hearing moved to April 18

The Nevada State Athletic Commission has completed its investigation into Canelo Alvarez's two failed drug tests and will file an official complaint against the boxer.

Alvarez will be required to appear at a commission hearing -- either in person or via telephone -- on the matter April 18. The meeting was initially slated for April 10, but has since been pushed back a week.

According to MMA Fighting, the first source to report the story, a planned hearing Friday to extend Canelo's temporary suspension was canceled.

“After completing my investigation, I made the determination to file a complaint against Mr. Alvarez and set the matter for a disciplinary hearing during the Commission’s regularly scheduled meeting on April 18th,” NSAC Executive Director Bob Bennett said in a statement “Therefore, I am cancelling the hearing that was scheduled for Friday, March 30th.”

"Alvarez's utilization, ingestion and/or consumption of clenbuterol, whether intentional or not, constitutes an anti-doping violation. By his administration or use of clenbuterol, and/or by allowing clenbuterol to enter his system, Alvarez engaged in conduct that reflected discredit to unarmed combat and he is guilty of foul or unsportsmanlike conduct that was detrimental to a contest," one of the lines of the eight-page complaint states.

Canelo (49-1-2, 34 KO's), 27, the lineal 160-pound champion, tested positive for trace amounts of the banned substance clenbuterol in random urine tests conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association on Feb. 17 and Feb. 20 in his hometown of Guadalajara, Mexico. As a result, he was temporarily suspended by the commission.

Alvarez has denied knowingly taking the prohibited substance and blamed the positive tests on contaminated beef, which has been an issue in Mexico for years.

Canelo is still slated to face Gennady Golovkin on May 5 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, but it appears more and more likely that the bout will be canceled.

The two superstars fought to a controversial split draw Sept. 16., with most ringside observers viewing the 35-year-old Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KO's) as the winner.

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