Originally Posted by HeroBando
Up there you're already accepting that compromises are necessary due to boxing's nature. Something like limited disclosure is just one more compromise. A necessary one, without it it's no testing at all.
Just the Morales and Quillin situations show compromises were made that wouldn't fly elsewhere. Would the Mexican ADA withhold "contaminated beef" sample results from WADA? Would they abort testing for not educating the fighters on banned substances (!?), and destroy already collected samples? In other sports these would be serious allegations, would have to be addressed pronto. Here not a peep, and nobody touched the Quillin thing for 6 months, until Hauser now.
But this is boxing, it's a backwater and assumed corrupt. You wrestle with pigs, you know you're getting dirty. You think the mainstream would be shocked that elite boxers were juicing lol? It is assumed they are. Holyfield was a bigger star, didn't really bring him down. The only reason Floyd would be a bigger story is because it came with years of fingerpointing. A cheat is bad enough, a hypocritical one is just gross.
Limited disclosure is not close to the same thing. Is j-walking the same as setting someone on fire~ both are crimes. Drug testers only jobs are to test for drugs and disclose the results anything that compromises that is a big deal. How they decide to test matters and some ways are better than others but doing it a different way in boxing is not logical currently.
Mexico did deal with WADA and they let their Senior Mens soccer team off completely free, for the same stuff Morales got popped for and used the same excuse. So the Morales thing is not black and white there is some precedence for that.
The Holyfield stuff was pre baseball steroid scandal, people care more now, sure PED had been a problem for decades before but that was when people started to really care. You are right that boxing is a dirty corrupt game and no one would be surprised with anyone doing anything wrong. USADA isn't boxing though~