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Mayweather: Most Fighters Following My Lead on PEDs

By Edward Chaykovsky

Several years ago, Floyd Mayweather Jr. refused to face Manny Pacquiao because the Filipino superstar rejected Mayweather's demand for a random drug testing protocol. Fast forward to today, most of the top fighters are demanding some form of drug testing for sophisticated performance enhancing drugs. Even Pacquiao is taking part in a drug testing protocol for November's showdown against Brandon Rios in Macau, China.

"What's so crazy is at first it was like everybody was saying, "Floyd, he's a chicken. He's scared" and I felt like I'm not being a chicken or I'm scared. All I'm saying is this is the only even playing field. I feel like if I step up the plate and I'm the best and I'm saying that I want to be tested, I feel like every athlete should say it. Not just every boxer. Every athlete that's competing at the highest level should want to be tested if you're a real professional," Mayweather said.

"I feel I was the first one to take an important stand on cleaning up the sport. Now you hear every fighter, even with Timothy Bradley versus Marquez, now Timothy Bradley is saying that he don't want to fight unless Marquez tests. So you're constantly hearing that. Now everybody, or at least the guys that understand how important it is, are now is saying, 'I want my opponent to test. The guy that I'm competing against, I want him to take a test.' Like I said before, I started it all and now, like I said before, it's done everywhere."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Reloaded on 09-13-2013

[QUOTE=CatchweightKing;13737077]So he never really said it. I know. We all know. The particular reasons that he didn't like getting blood drawn so close to a fight is because he feels it makes him weak, not because hes afraid of needles.[/QUOTE]…

Comment by Face Of Boxing on 09-13-2013

[QUOTE=richardt;13737020]I'm not saying he said it verbatim....that's the accumulative perspective on what he indicated before he explained that he did not like having blood drawn for particular reasons. He got that "I'm afraid of needles" as a tag.[/QUOTE] So he…

Comment by richardt on 09-12-2013

[QUOTE=CatchweightKing;13730763]Show the actual quote from the actual interview. But heres the thing, you won't find it because he never said "I'm afraid of needles". At anytime.[/QUOTE]I'm not saying he said it verbatim....that's the accumulative perspective on what he indicated before…

Comment by KeepItObjective on 09-11-2013

I hope Canelo cycled some **** for this fight :boxing:

Comment by junior gong on 09-11-2013

[QUOTE=Money Team.;13730125]Amazing how things have changed..Floyd changed the game[/QUOTE] Slurp slurp!:lol1:

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