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Broner: Me & Pacquiao Did VADA Testing 'After I Made Some Noise'

By Keith Idec

LAS VEGAS – Adrien Broner indicated Tuesday that he and Manny Pacquiao underwent Voluntary Anti-Doping Association testing leading up to their fight Saturday night because Broner demanded it.

“It was VADA testing,” Broner told a small group of reporters Tuesday after making his “grand arrival” at MGM Grand.

When reminded he mentioned during a press conference November 19 in New York that the United States Anti-Doping Agency would administer the performance-enhancing drug testing, Broner replied, “It’s VADA testing, yeah. I’ve been tested, yeah. After I made some noise, but yeah.”

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Pacquiao, 40, knocked out Argentina’s Lucas Matthysse on July 15 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. That marked the first knockout for Pacquiao since he stopped Puerto Rico’ Miguel Cotto in the 12th round of their WBO welterweight title fight in November 2009.

Broner didn’t disparage Pacquiao’s impressive victory in his last fight against Matthysse. The former four-division champion wasn’t interested, either, in discussing the differences between the VADA and USADA testing programs.

“I don’t know,” Broner said. “I don’t know. I don’t know. You trying to get real technical or some sh*t.”

VADA tests on behalf of the WBC for its “Clean Boxing Program.” USADA is the official testing agency for the Olympics, including the U.S. Olympic Boxing program.

VADA testing generally is less expensive than USADA testing.

“I don’t know what’s better, bro,” Broner said. “I just know they take blood and piss.”

Cincinnati’s Broner also knows he is satisfied with the PED testing administered leading up to his showdown with Pacquiao on Saturday night at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

“I feel real comfortable,” Broner said.

Broner didn’t want to elaborate on what he meant by saying he “made some noise” regarding drug testing for his shot at Pacquiao, the WBA world welterweight champion.

“Everybody seen it,” Broner said. “It went viral.”

Broner referred to a video he released late in December, in which Broner contended neither he nor Pacquiao had been tested for PEDs to that point.

The Philippines’ Pacquiao (60-7-2, 39 KOs) is commonly posted as about a 3-1 favorite against Broner (33-3-1, 24 KOs, 1 NC). Their 12-round, 147-pound championship bout will be the main event of Showtime’s four-fight, pay-per-view broadcast (9 p.m. ET/6 p.m. PT; $74.99 in HD).

Keith Idec is a senior writer/columnist for He can be reached on Twitter @Idecboxing.

User Comments and Feedback
Comment by EasternEuroFan on 01-17-2019

[QUOTE=.WesternChamp.;19437931]his speed, explosiveness is still there as seen in training. what im more worried about is his reflex. this will get to him first before losing his speed, etc.[/QUOTE] Training is one thing. Nigel Benn is in his 50's and…

Comment by Dosumpthin on 01-17-2019

[QUOTE=whirlout;19436636]Something is wrong with xylocaine if you use close to a fight or even on fight night.[/QUOTE] Sorry but I'm still waiting for you to explain how this doesn't apply to Pacquiao. Let me remind you lidocaine is another name…

Comment by Bobby Shaw on 01-17-2019

[QUOTE=EasternEuroFan;19437890]I agree and not even for PED reasons. Pacquiao is 2 years older than he was when he lost to Horn. He already looked old in that fight, even if some thought he won, it was a struggle. A good…

Comment by Dosumpthin on 01-17-2019

[QUOTE=whirlout;19437861]Answer the questions dumb Why 3 weeks ? NSAC unaware?USADA unaware? why administered at his house and why we still dont know what the fluid is? Typing an essay doesnt make you smart by the way. U ll be…

Comment by IceTrayDaGang on 01-17-2019

[QUOTE=EasternEuroFan;19437890]I agree and not even for PED reasons. Pacquiao is 2 years older than he was when he lost to Horn. He already looked old in that fight, even if some thought he won, it was a struggle. A good…

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