By Ronnie Nathanielsz

The Executive Director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission has effectively cleared “The Golden Boy” Oscar De La Hoya of insinuations that he may have been on performance enhancing drugs before fights against Bernard Hopkins and Felix “Tito” Trinidad.

Kizer was responding to questions we posed following an  article by award-winning boxing writer and lawyer Thomas Hauser.

In the lengthy article spurred by the random blood testing controversy which scuttled the mega fight between pound-for-pound king Manny Pacquiao and undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr and unsubstantiated allegations by Golden Boy Promotions and the Mayweather camp that Pacquiao was on performance enhancing drugs, Hauser challenged De La Hoya on the drug issue.

Hauser  asked De La Hoya himself to set an example and “show the world how a righteous PED-free fighter acts.”

Hauser said that in order to duly inform the public on the issues involved “and remove any hint of suspicion that he himself might not have clean hands” he  said De La Hoya “ should waive his right to confidentiality and authorize the Nevada State Athletic Commission to release the results of any tests for performance enhancing drugs that he has taken in the past. The same waiver should authorize all present and past NSAC personnel and any other person with knowledge of the situation to discuss the test results with any media representative who inquires about them.”

In response to our question on whether the results of tests taken are confidential or were confidential at the time De La Hoya was a fighter, Kizer said “all these tests are public and every test was negative for PED’s (performance enhancing drugs.)”

Asked whether the NSAC needs a waiver from De La Hoya or any fighter for that matter to reveal the results, Kizer responded “No – I have no idea what Mr. Hauser is referring to or why he would make such an implication.”