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Tim Bradley Wants Random Drug Testing For All His Fights

By Luis Sandoval

You can add WBO Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley to the growing line of boxers who are now both participating and requiring Olympic style random drug testing for their fights. Bradley is set to tangle with Ruslan Provodnikov March 16th and both fighters have agreed to both random urine and blood testing leading up to their bout.

Floyd Mayweather pioneered this drug testing movement that has been adopted quite frequently and has almost become a prerequisite for many big fights. Bradley states not only will be using random drug testing for this fight, but he will be doing it for every one of his fights going forward.

“This is going to be for pretty much for every single fight. Every fighter will be tested. If you want to fight with Tim Bradley, you want to fight with myself, you got to be tested because there’s a lot of athletes out there that are not clean. They’re not coming forth and they’re not cleaning up themselves so I definitely want to try to clean up the sport” Bradley would tell BoxingScene.

“I want to show the fans, I want to show world that I’m a clean athlete. I do all of this and I get on top with my vegan diet and good nutrition and good genetics. So I want to the world to know that. And every athlete that gets in the ring with me will have to be clean as well. If not we definitely will get that mice out of the bag if we need to”.

Initially there were reports that testing would be administered by VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association) but it now appears USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency) will be getting the call. When Bradley was asked why the switch, he stated he knew more about USADA than VADA.

“USADA that’s what I know. It’s what they use in the Olympics. I went with USADA because that’s what I know. I don’t know VADA. I don’t know anything about VADA” stated Bradley.

Bradley will be making the first defense of his world title that he won after defeating Manny Pacquiao last June and hopes to remain extremely active this year after having a 9 month layoff.

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User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by BetterCallSaul on 02-23-2013

If it's not year round testing then it is worthless.

Comment by Ve Ri Tas on 02-23-2013

[QUOTE=thuggery;13017244]Good post, that is true. AFAIK, Donaire is the only fighter participating in the YEAR ROUND Olympic style random testing. The other ones claim they do Olympic Style testing, but in reality they aren't because it's not year round.[/QUOTE] People…

Comment by Ve Ri Tas on 02-23-2013

[QUOTE=BIGPOPPAPUMP;13009298]You can add WBO Welterweight champion Timothy Bradley to the growing line of boxers who are now both participating and requiring Olympic style random drug testing for their fights. Bradley is set to tangle with Ruslan Provodnikov March 16th and…

Comment by dimitriolock on 02-23-2013

I hoped he will not pass :beerchug:

Comment by Heavy Heart on 02-14-2013

Will you please fight MARQUEZ.

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