Friday, March 19, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
Pittsburgh Fight Sports Examiner | Scott Heritage
Floyd Mayweather and Shane Mosley began their prefight testing today, each submitting what will be the first of many blood and urine samples.
The testing in this case is being conducted not by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, but by the USADA, or U.S Anti Doping Agency. The reason being that Mayweather in particular thinks the testing that the commissions insist on isn't stringent enough.
At the age of 34, Mayweather decided last year that Pacquiao was on some kind of performance enhancing drugs and that he should clean up the sport of boxing by making his opponents take tougher pre fight testing. How this helps the sport as a whole rather than just eases Mayweather's suspicions isn't clear at this juncture, and no other fighter has yet followed suit.
Asked about a potential showdown with pound for pound king and WBO world welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao, representatives from the Mayweather camp have said it is a possibility so long as Pacquiao submits to random testing by the USADA.
Top Rank boss Bob Arum countered by saying that they would do whatever testing the commission wanted them to do, which is a lot less stringent than the USADA.