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Mayweather's promotor is claiming that Manny is refusing to agree to Olympic-style drug testing.

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Post #1   12/22/09 9:31:10PM   

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Just take a urine sample before and then a blood sample immediately after. Solves the problem as far as I'm concerned...unless there are other reasons for being difficult. I was just reading a day or two ago about a disagreement regarding the weight. Just fight already.

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Post #2   12/22/09 9:58:51PM   

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Oh god, here we go! That's boxing for you. Can't the best guys just fight or do we have to do this dance for the next five years till one or both fighters are past their primes and in need of another big payday?

Post #3   12/22/09 10:32:22PM   

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The reason for Manny's camp refusing the testing: He is squeamish with needles.....

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Posted by MMAcca

The reason for Manny's camp refusing the testing: He is squeamish with needles.....



He says that he's squeamish, but it doesn't specifically say that's the reason. He's insinuating that Floyd is trying to mess with his head by making him do it, considering that he's squeamish with needles. His reason is he doesn't want to draw blood that close to a fight...which is somewhat understandable.

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Post #5   12/23/09 2:26:32AM   

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Posted by MMAcca

The reason for Manny's camp refusing the testing: He is squeamish with needles.....



He says that he's squeamish, but it doesn't specifically say that's the reason. He's insinuating that Floyd is trying to mess with his head by making him do it, considering that he's squeamish with needles. His reason is he doesn't want to draw blood that close to a fight...which is somewhat understandable.



If it was a day or two before the fight then it would be but his body would have naturally reproduced the blood lost after three days so I don't see the problem.
That being said why not do what Fleek said and test the pee before and the blood immediately after.

Boxing is a joke now anyway, too many devisions and titles and not enough solid fighters to keep people interested. If this fight doesn't happen I can't see it bringing in the big PPV buys in the future and that would cripple a already weak sport.
Shame because I honestly love boxing and would love for it to be restored to its former glory, but it would need to make a hell of a lot of changes to make that happen.

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Manny needs to do this. It's not a big deal, I don't think there are to many people who say oh hell I want to get a needle but if someone was questioning if I took PED's i'd be doing the tests if I didn't.

Post #7   12/23/09 4:53:28PM   

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Posted by cmill21

Manny needs to do this. It's not a big deal, I don't think there are to many people who say oh hell I want to get a needle but if someone was questioning if I took PED's i'd be doing the tests if I didn't.



the problem is that he is superstitious and doesn't want to get blood drawn too close to the fight. and don't think Flloyd doesn't know that and is just trying to avoid this fight...even though i think he will win it.

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Posted by grappler0000


Posted by MMAcca

The reason for Manny's camp refusing the testing: He is squeamish with needles.....



He says that he's squeamish, but it doesn't specifically say that's the reason. He's insinuating that Floyd is trying to mess with his head by making him do it, considering that he's squeamish with needles. His reason is he doesn't want to draw blood that close to a fight...which is somewhat understandable.



Yeh i was just kind of shocked that was brought up was all.

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According to Bob Arum it's off......



''Floyd Mayweather Jr's planned bout with Manny Pacquiao is off because of a blood-testing dispute, according to Pacquiao's promoter Bob Arum.

"As far as I'm concerned, the fight is off," said Arum, referring to the scheduled 13 March welterweight bout. ''



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Paulie Malignaggi is who they're trying to get to face Manny. Nothing against Paulie, who is a good fighter himself, but very lame.

Post #11   12/25/09 6:43:31AM   

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Manny Pacquiao plans to file a defamation lawsuit against Floyd Mayweather Jr in a few days over insinuations that Pacquiao is a dope cheat:

"I have instructed my promoter, Bob Arum, to help me out in the filing of the case as soon as possible because I have had people coming over to me now asking if I really take performance-enhancing drugs and I have cheated my way into becoming the No1 boxer in the world," Pacquiao said.
..."To Floyd, despite all these accusations, may your Christmas be merry and I will see you in court, soon, too."

This comes courtesy of BloodyElbow.com

Post #12   12/25/09 2:25:20PM   

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It sucks that this fight will never happen. F***in boxing.

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Posted by ThaAxeMurderer7

Manny Pacquiao plans to file a defamation lawsuit against Floyd Mayweather Jr in a few days over insinuations that Pacquiao is a dope cheat:

"I have instructed my promoter, Bob Arum, to help me out in the filing of the case as soon as possible because I have had people coming over to me now asking if I really take performance-enhancing drugs and I have cheated my way into becoming the No1 boxer in the world," Pacquiao said.
..."To Floyd, despite all these accusations, may your Christmas be merry and I will see you in court, soon, too."

This comes courtesy of BloodyElbow.com



Manny has every right to. The Mayweathers as a family (Jr and Sr) have said some serious stuff about him and have absolutely no proof to back it up.
I really don't see the problem giving a sample the week before the fight and then again immediately after (it happen in MMA all the time), but on the day of the fight is ridiculous. This type of testing has never happened in boxing ever before and its coming across like Mayweather is scared.
Right now I'm pretty sure the whole boxing world knows Floyd is running from Manny.

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