The World Boxing Council (WBC) announced that the Mexican middleweight star Saul “Canelo” Alvarez has been removed from their official rankings system.
Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) was previously the #1 contender to the WBC middleweight championship currently held by Gennady Golovkin.
WBC president Mauricio Sulaiman revealed that the removal from the rankings is due to Canelo’s FAILURE TO SUBMIT to year-round testing under their guidelines.
“The WBC rules are clear and apply to every fighter,” Sulaiman said. “All champions and top-15 fighters must enroll in the CLEAN BOXING PROGRAM. Failure to do so results in being taken out of the rankings,” -Sulaiman
It did not take long before Alvarez announced on Twitter that he has signed on to participate in testing conducted by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA).