28. Meat de Mexico
As the most lucrative individual athlete on the planet, nobody wants to hear about Alvarez failing drug tests. But that’s exactly what he did in 2018. The Mexican superstar took Floyd Mayweather’s mantle as the biggest name in the sport. However, before a key fight with rival Gennady Golovkin, Alvarez tested positive for elevated levels of clenbuterol. Clenbuterol aids weight loss and enhances muscle growth.
However, Mexican meat has a reputation for containing banned substances. UFC title contender Brandon Moreno avoided a suspension after proving this was the case. Meanwhile, WADA advises athletes against consuming Mexican meat. But it’s still a bizarre excuse to hear from one of the world’s most recognizable sports stars. In the end, he won his fight against his Kazakh opponent.