News | Apr 24 2018

Saunders and Murray condemn Canelo Alvarez ban

Saunders and Murray consider the punishment for Canelo Alvarez far too lenient, writes John Dennen
Canelo Alvarez
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BILLY JOE SAUNDERS and Martin Murray, who will contest the WBO middleweight title on June 23, have condemned the six month ban meted out to Canelo Alvarez after the Mexican failed a drug test for traces of clenbuterol.

Both see the ban as too lenient. “They should let everybody take drugs [if that’s going to be the penalty],” said Saunders. “There have got to be consequences. Because whoever’s in that ring, they’ve got families to go back to.

“They should be banned for life.”