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Ariza Doubts Mayweather Returns, Slams The 'IV' Critics

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

Despite all the talk about a possible comeback by undefeated former pound for pound king Floyd Mayweather Jr, his well-known strength and conditioning coach Alex Ariza believes a comeback is far-fetched.

In a lengthy conversation with the New Standard/BoxingScene.com, Ariza said that “we talked and he is adamant about retiring and taking care of his kids” pointing out that Mayweather has been 19 years in the boxing business and “I don’t know what is left out there for him to do, what’s going to motivate him.”

He noted that Mayweather has made "almost a billion dollars and he’s beaten everybody in the sport. I don’t know who is going to really motivate him to come back and I don’t know how much money they can offer him.”

Asked whether beating heavyweight champion Rocky Marciano’s record of 49-0m which he equaled in a lopsided win over Andre Berto. Ariza remarked “I don’t know whether Floyd really holds those things at the same level people hold them.”

He noted that “Floyd has done it all, made all the money. He’s the richest athlete in the world . He’s Forbes No. 1 , he’s broken all the records beaten all the champions and to beat Marciano’s record I don’t think its one of those things on his mind.”

At the same time Ariza strongly defended Mayweather’s use of IV on the eve of his May 2 showdown with Manny Pacquiao insisting that IV doesn’t do anything and both the Nevada State Athletic Commission and the US Anti Doping Agency agreed in their written findings. Ariza said "Floyd did nothing wrong.”

He said USADA requested the IV because of Mayweather’s dehydrated state and conceded that “nobody is  ever going to talk well about Floyd . They are always looking for something controversial but he does what every athlete out there has done before and currently does. If people think he beat Manny Pacquiao because he was dehydrated they should follow another sport.”

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by aboutfkntime on 09-21-2015

[QUOTE=JrX;16070142]Your such a tool, if i was a fraud fan i would call him out. He got away with it sure, [B]he'll still make vegas money.[/B][/QUOTE] Nah, hes retired. And he is totally gutted about the drug scandal, hiding his…

Comment by Dr Rumack on 09-21-2015

Flo[COLOR="Black"]m[/COLOR]os citing Ariza to defend Floyd against doping allegations. Sensational.

Comment by Reloaded on 09-21-2015

IV Rehydration I would say about 99% of guys are using IVs. Honestly, I think it's 100%, but there's always one or two guys who don't. But as long as I've been in the game, everybody has used an IV.…

Comment by ADP02 on 09-21-2015

[QUOTE=aboutfkntime;16069783]That is your opinion. But when the appropriate authorities investigate and comfirm that there was no wrongdoing, that is the fat lady singing. It is possible that there is an i that was not dotted, or a t that was…

Comment by ADP02 on 09-21-2015

[QUOTE=Hougigo;16066611]So USADA requested it now? Well okie dokie[/QUOTE] [QUOTE=BrometheusBob;16066631]Did he just say that USADA requested it....:Flush:[/QUOTE] The more they talk, the more the story changes!

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