By Mark Vester
Max Kellerman, broadcast analyst for HBO's Boxing After Dark, recently stated during his radio show on ESPN 1050, that most of the top heavyweight boxers are using steroids.
Kellerman made the statement during a discussion concerning the recent raids by federal and state agents on two pharmacies in Orlando, Florida, who were supplying steroids and growth hormones to numerous high profile athletes.
The investigation is ongoing and several athletes have been linked to purchasing performance-enhancing drugs, including four-time heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield.
Holyfield issued a statement to the media that denied ever purchasing and/or using illegal performance enhancing drugs.
Kellerman told his listeners that no one should be surprised at a well-known heavyweight being linked to the scandal. He then went further, and may have said too much - or at least that's what his HBO bosses might be thinking.
"Seven out of the 10 top heavyweights are on the juice," Kellerman said. "Most of the top guys are (juicing)."