Advertisement
Advertisement
Boxingscene.com

Bradley Fight Would Require Olympic Testing on Pacquiao

By Rick Reeno

The situation taking place with Manny Pacquiao is exactly what many feared would happen. As I previously reported on BoxingScene.com, Manny Pacquiao's troubles will not end with Floyd Mayweather Jr. If the camps representing Pacquiao and Mayweather do not reach an agreement with respect to the random Olympic-style drug testing for their tentative March 13 bout - other potential opponents will make the same demands for the random Olympic-style drug testing.

Richard Schaefer, CEO for Golden Boy Promotions [representing Mayweather] told BoxingScene's Robert Morales that random Olympic style drug testing would have to be involved if any boxer under the Golden Boy banner was going to face Pacquiao.

We previously reported that WBO junior welterweight champion Timothy Bradley was willing to replace Mayweather and fight Pacquiao in March or April.

Bradley's promoter Gary Shaw is taking the same position as Schaefer. Shaw informed BoxingScene.com on Thursday that random Olympic style drug testing would have be involved if Bradley was going to fight Pacquiao.

"We would gladly fight Pacquiao, but he would have to undergo the same tests that Mayweather is asking for. We would gladly fight him at 140 or 147," Shaw told BoxingScene.com.

So far, Pacquiao will not agree to the random drug testing protocols of the US Anti Doping Agency. Top Rank, who promote Pacuqiao, are looking at alternative agencies but Golden Boy/Mayweather are holding the line for the USADA - because of the oganization's strict "random" testing methods. Pacquiao will agree to take three blood tests - before the January press conference, 30-days before the fight and immediately after the conclusion of the Mayweather fight. Golden Boy/Mayweather are not looking for set test dates. They want random testing for both fighters during their training camps.

If Mayweather-Pacquiao falls apart over the testing issue, Shaw believes the situation will become a lot worse for Pacquiao.

"If he doesn't do the tests with Mayweather, I believe the only fights that Pacquiao will be able to get are with fighters who are with Top Rank. All other promoters are going to want to know that they are fighting on level playing field," Shaw said.

"If Pacquiao is truly afraid of needles as Top Rank claims, how did he get the tattoos? Did he go to a carnival and go to the kiddie booth to get transfers done?"

Tags:
User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Cgarcia on 05-04-2012

Wow. Pacquiao is really that good, eh? I thought he's just a one-dimensional, come-forward boxer who fought weight-drained boxers. Which is it? Wow. These fan clowns can't make up their minds. Hehe...

Comment by mathed on 05-04-2012

LMAO...Nice Try........ [IMG]http://d27ylsxkm6728c.cloudfront.net/w/300/h/300/q/85/upload/images/extaudio/6897ac7e-05e9-4385-8876-52a50821dc5c.jpg[/IMG]

Comment by Fighting Pride on 05-04-2012

[QUOTE=bballchump11;12079321]they should have stuck to their guns[/QUOTE] They did, lol. Pac and TR never needed hype-job pushing GBP and non-relevant GSP to make money

Comment by 4Corners on 05-04-2012

[QUOTE=bojangles1987;12079377]Did anyone expect him too?[/QUOTE] No, but still.

Comment by bojangles1987 on 05-04-2012

[QUOTE=4Corners;12079366]Hahaha As much as I like Bradley, he didn't stick to his word one bit in this regard.[/QUOTE] Did anyone expect him too?

Post a Comment - View More User Comments (190)
Top Headlines Magdaleno Confident of Making 122, Feels Donaire Has Aged PBC on FS1 LIVE Results: John Karl Batters, Stops Jose Quezada Video: Pacquiao vs. Vargas Undercard Press Conference Jacobs' Trainer: Danny Not Afraid, He Will Curdle Golovkin's Milk! Donnie Nietes Feels Good at 112, Eyes WBO World Title Shot Ashley Theophane Tops Mayweather Promotions Card on Oct. 8 Photos: Nonito Doniare, Jessie Magdaleno - Go Face To Face Tyson Fury Will Be Back, Getting Help - Says Trainer Peter Fury Braehmer Will Have His Eye on Kovalev vs. Ward Winner Oscar Valdez Vows To Put on a Show on Pacquiao vs. Vargas Vasyl Lomachenko vs. Nicholas Walters Deal in Place, Nov. 26 Humberto Soto Will Now Face Daniel Ruiz on October 1 Danny Garcia's Handlers Tried To Secure Eggington, Says Hearn Jamie Cox Feels He Would Topple DeGale, Jack, Ramirez, De Carolis Photos: Frankie Gavin, Sam Eggington - Face To Face at Presser Klitschko vs. Joshua Getting Close as Both Sides Wait For Rulings Erik Skoglund-Timy Shala WBA Title Clash Rescheduled To Dec. 9 Tyson Fury Facing 10 Day Deadline From WBO To Explain Condition Izu Ugonoh Anticipates a World Title Shot in 2017 Jose Pedraza's Manager Not Happy, Says Boxer is Stuck in Limbo Ward: I’ve Got Plenty of Time To See What I Need Of Kovalev Mayweather Sr: Danny Garcia Can't Beat My Son, Not as Good Flanagan: Now or Never For Crolla Fight – One or Two Left at 135 Eddie Hearn Eyes Pro Deal, Star Potential For Nicola Adams James Metcalf-Serge Ambomo New MGM Headliner on October 7 Parker Tabbed By Bookies as Big Underdog in Joshua Fight Klitschko: Since Going Pro, I've Never Had Such a Long Break Ryan Rhodes: Facing Ricky Hatton Will Be Weird Kovalev Rejects Talk That Golovkin Dropped Him in Camp Dillian Whyte, Ian Lewison Explodes- Pulled Apart at Presser Pacquiao Looking Solid in Training Camp, Very Fast and Strong Kozaev, Fayfer, Papazov, Ananyan Get Wins in Krasnodar Tommy Morrison's Son Fights To Create Own Identity Mayweather Sr: I Believe My Son Will Fight Again, Break The Record Andreev, Chelokhsaev Win, Tedeev Upset in Vladikavkaz Lucas Matthysse To Return in Early 2017, Says Golden Boy Prez Photos: Perrella-Ugas, Karl-Quezada on Weight For PBC on FS1 Adam Balski Knocks Out Valery Brudov in The Fifth Chocolatito Not Pleased With Offer For Inoue, Prefers Cuadras Lewkowicz Sends Warning Message To Today's Boxers
Advertisement

Latest Active Forum Threads
Advertisement
Advertisement