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Miguel Cotto Welcomes Drug Testing in Mayweather Clash

By Luis Sandoval

WBA Junior Middleweight champion Miguel Cotto has agreed to undergo random Olympic style drug testing in route to his showdown with undefeated pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 5th.  USADA (United States Anti Doping Agency) will once again be administering the tests and Cotto has absolutely no problem with the testing; he actually supports it.

“In sports, if it’s something about skills, conditioning or preparation, you have to be [clean]. In all sports you have to be [clean] and if you can contribute to make the sport better and more clean, I’m not mad about that” explained Cotto.

What was once a major factor in the fallout of a possible fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao, has now become a normal procedure when facing Floyd. Fighters like Shane Mosley, Victor Ortiz and now Cotto have all agreed to the testing. 

Cotto is no stranger to the testing as he still remembers being tested when he was an Olympian.

“It’s the same system used in the Olympics in 2000. It’s a simple pinch. Four to six time during camp. It’s not going to be bigger than a spoon of blood. It isn’t going to take anything out of me” said the Puerto Rican champion.

While the testing that USADA administers can at times seem a little intrusive or bothersome, Cotto has no problem with the testing as long as it helps keep the sport clean. Much like Mayweather, Cotto insists all fighters should fight on an even level playing field.

“I agree with [it] because I’m a sportsman and all I want is a clean, more clean sport the people can trust. People can sit in their homes and watch real fighters who are not using anything to have an advantage”.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by Best in Boxing on 03-05-2012

17 pages of stuff that's been said for the past two years ...... the fight will never happen. end of story.

Comment by Brother Jay on 03-05-2012

[QUOTE=AlwaysOnTop;11855718]Pac ran from a 5050 split and a 14 day cutoff.. "I'm in heavy training" LOL Always with the excuses....Ms Pacman doesn't want to lose his godlike image by getting slaughtered by Mayweather....he'd rather let Arum slaughter him FINANCIALLY.[/QUOTE] Let's…

Comment by AlwaysOnTop on 03-05-2012

[QUOTE=eklok;11855107]and then when manny accepted floyd suddenly puts another roadblock , floyds getting exposed for the fraud he is :drive:[/QUOTE]Pac ran from a 5050 split and a 14 day cutoff.. "I'm in heavy training" LOL Always with the excuses....Ms Pacman…

Comment by AlwaysOnTop on 03-05-2012

[QUOTE=jbpanama;11854662]FRAUD won't consider Martinez, Too Much Risk, and must protect the 0!!!![/QUOTE]Why didn't MISS PACMAN fight Martinez???

Comment by AlwaysOnTop on 03-05-2012

[QUOTE=Hallaqsillaq;11855689]Funny thing is, Cotto has handled his business just fine and doesn't need handouts from his promoter before fights to have some spending cash. Worry about your idol, Cotto has no need for your concerns.[/QUOTE]Ouch............ Somebody dropped a Pactard on…

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