In defense of Manni Pacquaio

May 3, 2010 § Leave a comment

Floyd “Money” Mayweather, Jr. wants Manny Pacquiao to undergo drug tests before they fight. It is a legitimate request and all seems reasonable on the surface. But nothing is ever just on the surface when two competitive fighter are about to square off in the ring. It is not as simple as most people want to make it appear. This is not even about Mayweather believing that Pacquaio is on drugs, it’s just a matter of getting under his skin. It’s a mind game. He is famous for these games.

Boxing rules only mandate that boxers should test after the fight. They are not mandatory before one, so why should Mayweather be allowed to bend rules? Can Pacquaio create his own too? Like, have a test during the match for example?

This begs the question, why would Pacquiao, a world champion succumb to the demands of a former champion and challenger? If I were a champion I would view that as nothing but disrespect if I decided to bend to the will of a challenger.  Thus, the challenger has won the fight before they have even stepped into the ring. 90% of a boxing fight is won outside the ring.

The main reason Mayweather wants these drug tests to be conducted is because Pacquiao went from 106 to 147 pounds. Funny enough though, Mayweather went from 106 to 154 pounds. Is this Mayweather telling us indirectly that he took drugs to gain the weight?

Roach, Pacman’s trainer says, “There’s no validation in that accusation because he’s never been tested positive. He’s been tested in every title fight and has passed every time. Just because he went from 106 lbs. to 147 lbs., does that mean he is on steroids?” Roach questioned, “Floyd Mayweather, Jr. went from 106 to 154 lbs., does that mean he is on steroids too? That’s bull—t!”

That’s all folks.

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