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Mayweather: Forget Money, Pacquiao Must Be Tested

By Edward Chaykovsky

Regardless of the money, Floyd Mayweather Jr. is not going to back away from his demand that Manny Pacquiao accepts a contract clause where both boxers submit to random, Olympic-style blood tests for performance-enhancing drugs. A Mayweather-Pacquiao fight has been sitting on the shelf for at least two years as both boxers are unable to agree on the exact details pertaining to the drug testing portion of the bout agreement.

"I don't care how much money is negotiated. This [performance-enhancing drug testing] is what I want. Look at how these guys end up punch-drunk in this sport. I'm sorry, but all of a sudden a guy [Pacquiao] at age 25 becomes a great fighter? I want to be on a level playing field with this guy. We're fighting at the highest level, talking about the biggest fight ever. You should have the greatest testing too," Mayweather said to the Los Angeles Times.

Mayweather says that he doesn't need Pacquiao to make a lot of money in boxing.

"Anytime I lace them up now, just know it's over $50 million. So it's not about the money. I can get the money in any fight I take," Mayweather said. "It's about me being able to say, 'This is what I want.'"

Mayweather returns on September 17th against Victor Ortiz, while Pacquiao's next fight takes place on September 12 against Juan Manuel Marquez.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by LeadUppercut on 08-21-2011

[QUOTE=tatangb45;11018595]You have presented your case and I mine. I will leave it to others to decide who made a stronger presentation.[/QUOTE] Peddling whiney excuses to adults does not comprise a " [I]presentation[/I] ". [B]FACT:[/B] If Pacquiao had accepted a much…

Comment by tatangb45 on 08-21-2011

[QUOTE=Slip Stream;11017816]I'm not taking fear out of the equation just taking it with a grain of salt when it comes from a casual fan or a Pacquiao fan; many times the two are interchangeable. Indeed fear does take many forms…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 08-21-2011

[QUOTE=tatangb45;11016692]Fear is a basic human emotion. Even the bravest of them all can experience this. When somebody has shown a pattern of avoidance of major threats to his status, people will notice this. They start noticing one excuse after another…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 08-21-2011

[QUOTE=Kenny MF Powers;11015354]Let me know if im understanding correctly. Because floyd believes he can beat pac with ease. Pac shouldnt have to test because floyd can win anyway regardless of if manny is on peds, so what does it matter…

Comment by LeadUppercut on 08-21-2011

[QUOTE=tatangb45;11014147]Since you guys insist that this peds user has done nothing significant to beat Floyd, [B]why is there a need for testing to "LEVEL THE PLAYING FIELD"?[/B] What is there to level?[/QUOTE] Steroids are immoral, what a stupid question. Random…

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