Boxing: Canelo Alvarez and his body transformation following a vegan diet program

OMay 7, Canelo Alvarez and Dmitry Bivol will compete for the WBA championship.

Canelo Alvarez is the best boxer in the world, and challenging Bivol was a weight adjustment.

No meat in the Canelo diet

Canelo Alvarez was clear from the start. He is do not eat meat to get the right weight.

According to Alvarez, he started a vegan diet because he can adapt his eating habits, whether it is chicken, fish or meat.

“I’m not very complicated when it comes to food, I adapt a lot, I adapt quickly,” Canelo told ESPN.

“It’s not something that I did all at once, that I left what I was eating before, overnight. All week I try to eat what is vegan and if one day I eat something else, meat, chicken, whatever, I eat it, there is no problem.”

Alvarez is considered the best boxer in the world. In 60 fights he has a file of 57 wins1 loss -againto Floyd Mayweather Jr.– and 2 ties.

The sanction of clenbuterol

Years ago, Canelo tested positive for clenbuterol. The substance is known to stimulate muscle growth and eliminate excess fat.

Alvarez blamed spoiled beef nor his failed test. In some cases, beef could exhibit higher levels of clenbuterol in the blood.

However, Canelo Alvarez was suspended for six months.

On his next test, Canelo came up with negative clenbuterol results. The UK understood that Canelo’s positive result was probably caused by spoiled beef.

The WBC increased the threshold for the amount of clenbuterol found in a fighter’s body before considering it a failed test.

Canelo prepares for his fight on May 7 in Las Vegas. He thought changing his diet was crucial to take on Dmitry Bivol, who Canelo described as a great fighter.

“[Bivol is] a champion is a good champion, and I like the idea of ​​going back to 175, fighting the second best fighter in this division,” Alvarez said.