Advertisement
Advertisement

Arum on Board With Testing For Pacquiao-Marquez 5

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Houston, Texas - Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has come out in support of random drug testing for boxers  after WBO super bantamweight champion Nonito "The Filipino Flash" Donaire unilaterally underwent WADA year round testing.

Arum told the Manila Standard and ABS CBN following the press conference for this Saturday's  title fight between Donaire and Mexican warrior Jorge "Travieso" Arce that he is not capable of determining whether a fighter is on performance enhancing drugs and would not wish to cast aspersions on any fighter, but that as promoter he would "insist" that prior to a fifth fight between Manny Pacquiao and Juan Manuel Marquez - that both fighters agree to undergo random drug tests.

Donaire told us "I think its important because its enhancement , but I do it for myself and for my fans and for the love of the sport. Its a clean sport and I hope they do it . Its good for the sport and it proves they are clean. "

Arum made it clear that any drug testing must be done under the aegis of the Commission where the fight takes place.

Donaire supported Arum's position that the various boxing commissions and promoters should insist that fighters take the test stating "Its good because if people are doing it, they are going to get caught."

Because of the threat of lawsuits nobody is prepared to come out publicly and accuse a fighter of taking performance enhancing drugs although some boxers, trainers and managers talk about it privately.

Pacquiao's trainer Freddie Roach had accused Marquez' strength and conditioning coach Angel Heredia of using performance enhancing drugs on the Mexican who scored a crushing sixth round knockout of Pacquiao at the MGM Grand last Saturday before a stunned crowd of over 16,500 and millions more watching on television around the world.

Roach made the charge after seeing a muscular, broad-shouldered Marquez who looked even bigger than Pacquiao but weighed four pounds less at the official weigh-in on the eve of the fight.

Remarkably it was Pacquiao's strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza who defended both Heredia and Marquez by claiming it was because went through a grueling regimen which included plyometrics, isometrics, weight training, swimming and work on the track aside from his regular boxing training in the gym.
 
Heredia denied any wr

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by PAC-BOY on 12-15-2012

[QUOTE=blacraven;12816110]Money is not the root of evil. [I]The Love of money[/I] is the root of all evil. because when you love something, you'll do anything for it. killing, stealing, etc... 1 Timothy 6:10= "For the love of money is the…

Comment by blacraven on 12-15-2012

[QUOTE=Toltec77;12811575]I agree, this craps been going on for years now, Mosley,varges,Salido caught, and now Arum want the strick drug testing, Even Floyd accused Pac of PEDS which I doubt he was doing, but now a days you dont know whos…

Comment by littlemac on 12-14-2012

Amazing how every Pac[I]t[/I]urded argument in the book has back fired completely:headbang:

Comment by SplitSecond on 12-14-2012

[url]http://www.latimes.com/sports/sportsnow/la-sp-sn-boxing-marquez-pacquiao-testing-20121210,0,3841205.story[/url]

Comment by WESS on 12-14-2012

LOL @ Bob being "on board". It's 2012, at least people can see that since 2009 he wasn't. Can we say about time? Or is he just talking out his ass again?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (84)
Top Headlines Canelo: I'm Making History - Golovkin is Older and Fought Nobody! Rosado, Monroe Exchange Harsh Words Ahead of Sept. 17 Fight Ray Edwards, Former NFL Veteran, Inks Boxing Promotional Pact Rosado-Monroe Winner Could Get Canelo Next, Says Golden Boy VP Diego De La Hoya: Just Having The Last Name is Not Enough Jermall Charlo is NOT Yet on Board For Julian Williams Defense Tommy Oosthuizen Resumes Career With a Stoppage Win Peralta Parks Cab in The Garage, Ready For Guerrero Rematch De La Hoya: Canelo in The Process of Being a Worldwide Superstar Canelo vs. Smith: Sadam Ali, Eddie Gomez Added To The Card Kid Galahad: Brook Will Beat Golovkin in Style, Box His Ears Off! Malignaggi: I Wouldn't Mind a Shot at David Peralta Next P. Fury: Brook in a Win-Win Position Against Gennady Golovkin David Price Eager To Face Joseph Parker on Joshua Card Crolla Very Motivated To Topple Jorge Linares in 'Legacy Fight' Ricky Burns, if He Beats Relikh, To Land Adrien Broner Next? Mayweather vs. Pacquiao PPV: Strange Twist in Waiter Lawsuit Lauren's Trainer: Svensson Never Fought Anyone on This Level Teddy Atlas: Nobody at 147 is in a Hurry To Face Errol Spence Abel Ramos Breaks Down Juan Jesus Rivera in Six Rounds Edwards Gaining Steam in Camp as Casimero Bout Nears "Fighting Words" - Guerrero, Angulo and the Right Time To Go Canelo: Ready To Face Golovkin? He Has To Be Ready For Me! Two Olympians Investigated For Gambling Allegations in Rio Sammy Valentin Joins WBO Drug Free Kids Movement In Tampa Canelo, Smith No Longer VADA Testing - No Cause For Concern Peralta: I Was a Sad Cab Driver, Now I'm a Happy Boxer Hasanboy Dusmatov Denies Promotional Deal, Eyes Olympics Video: J. Mayweather Discusses Gennady Golovkin vs. Kell Brook Video: Badou Jack Talks James DeGale Unification, More Photos: Shakur Stevenson Sports TMT Hat at Homecoming Parade Video: J. Mayweather Discusses Mayweather vs. Pacquiao II Ian Tims Joins MGM, Will Return Soon Chocolatito vs. Cuadras: Ryan Martin Added To The Card Video: Peralta on The Journey From Cab Driver To Contender Video: Robert Guerrero Reflects on Shocking Loss To David Peralta Langford Not Bothered By Trash Talk From Eubank Jr. and English Kovalev's Promoter: Tickets For Ward Bout Are Reasonably Priced Photos: Miguel Marriaga, Jose Felix Get Big Knockout Wins Golovkin's Promoter on Carl Froch: You Can't Force Guys To Fight
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement