MGM Offering FULL Refunds As Canelo-GGG Will Likely Be Canceled
Earlier this month, It was widely reported that Canelo Alvarez had put the entire rematch between him and GGG in jeopardy after he submitted two positive tests for the banned substance clenbuterol.
The Nevada Athletic Commission decided to temporarily suspend him and he faced an uphill battle in his bid to keep a May 5 rematch with Gennady Golovkin in Las Vegas.
Unless he provides some real evidence that he had some bad Mexican meat at the commission hearing on April 10th, the rematch is likely to be canceled. MGM is certainly acting as if this match is not going to happen, because they are offering full refunds to anybody who has purchased tickets for the event.
“MGM Resorts International — the owner of the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, where Alvarez (49-1-2, 34 KOs) and Golovkin (37-0-1, 33 KOs) are supposed to meet in the main event of a major HBO pay-per-view event on May 5 in a sequel to their controversial draw in September at the same venue — is offering ticket buyers a full refund because of the probability that the fight will be canceled.
“If a fan requests a refund for the Canelo-GGG 2 fight they may receive one, in full, at the original point of purchase,” an MGM Resorts International spokesman told ESPN in an email on Wednesday night.”
The commission regulations finds that the the standard suspension for a first-time offender found positive for a banned, performance-enhancing substance like clenbuterol is one year.
It is not looking good for Canelo at this point.