Canelo Alvarez becomes vegan to prepare for Dmitry Bivol's training camp for his light-heavyweight world championship fight

CANELO ALVAREZ switched to a vegan diet during training to fight Dmitry Bivol. Mexican star, the Mexican Superstar, is moving up to light-heavyweight ..

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CANELO ALVAREZ switched to a vegan diet during training to fight Dmitry Bivol.

Mexican star, the Mexican Superstar, is moving up to light-heavyweight in an effort to challenge WBA champion Bivol.



Canelo Alvarez training for his fight againsy Dmitry Bivol

He will not gain weight by eating meat, as he explained his nutritional switch before his return to boxing.

ESPN quoted Canelo as saying: "I am not very complicated when referring to food, I adapt a lot and I adapt quickly.

"It wasn't something I did suddenly, that I forgot what I had eaten before, from one to the next.

"I try to eat vegan food every week, but if I do eat meat, chicken or any other animal, it is okay.

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"But I try to eat vegan every week. My body has adapted well and I feel amazing.

"I feel strong, and my stomach is very healthy. It is something I would recommend.

Canelo, 31 years old, was infamously positive for clenbuterol in 2018. This drug is well-known to increase muscle growth and reduce excess fat.

Although the boxing champion claimed that the failed test was due to contaminated beef, he was still suspended for six months.

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Canelo later provided negative results for clenbuterol after his positive bust.

Before deeming it failed, the WBC raised the threshold for how much clenbuterol can be found in fighters' systems.

This means that if Canelo had provided the same test results after the threshold change, he wouldn't have been given a ban.



Canelo Alvarez training in his San Diego gym