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Koncz: Pacquiao-Marquez 5 Would Involve VADA Testing

By Ronnie Nathanielsz

MANNY Pacquiao’s adviser Michael Koncz says he will insist on random drug tests by the Volunteer Anti Doping Agency, headed by Dr. Margaret Goodman, should they agree on a fifth fight with Juan Manuel Marquez.

Koncz told BoxingScene.com/Manila Standard that both he and Pacquiao watched a replay of the Marquez-Alvarado fight on Sunday and he thought Marquez “did an okay job. Styles make fights and Alvarado was much slower than Marquez.”

The adviser said he was not going to make any allegations without any evidence, but added that he would certainly insist on random drug tests if ever Pacquiao fights Marquez.

“We are not even discussing a fight with him (Marquez), so why would I jump the gun and make an allegation by saying that if we fight you, we need a drug test because that implies he’s dirty. I’m not going to do that,” said Koncz.

However, Koncz emphasized that - “we had Timothy  Bradley do drug testing, Brandon Rios do drug testing, so that’s our protocol from now on in any fights we do [but] we are not accusing anybody of anything.”

Koncz refused to be drawn into a controversy following Victor Conte’s series of allegations on his Twitter account that Marquez was on performance-enhancing drugs when he scored a dominating win over Mike Alvarado last Saturday.

Conte wrote on his Twitter account - “Marquez is 40 years old with  muscles popping out, acne all over his chest. Elevated testosterone levels in teen males cause acne."

Much of the controversy with Marquez is due in part to his working relationship with conditioning coach Angel “Memo” Heredia. That’s because Heredia was known to have administered performance-enhancing drugs to US Olympic athletes, including multi-gold medal winner Marion Jones.

Since Marquez's association with Heredia, many insiders have noted the increased muscular build on the Mexican veteran.

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by dcole302 on 05-23-2014

Marquez could be juicing...but he hasn't failed a test yet. Maybe he should sue for defamation of character and ask for 7 day cutoffs.

Comment by BattlingNelson on 05-23-2014

VADA testing is the way to go for this fight. Memo is rattled by this I bet. In other Words: That will never happen.

Comment by fcastro1 on 05-23-2014

[QUOTE=MaskedMurderer;14579342]I hope Marquez turns down the fight. I wouldent throw them clowns a bone after they try to dirty his name up. When Pacquaio was under heavy PED suspicions Marquez never once or his team say anything about Pacquaio being…

Comment by Resilient on 05-23-2014

[QUOTE=megadeth;14581051][/B] Yeah? Where was it "confirmed" & by whom? And while you're answering that, please explain why such an expert, right in the middle of the Balco scandal made NONE of the designer PET'S used in that scandal![/QUOTE] Are you…

Comment by megadeth on 05-23-2014

[QUOTE=Divine Hammer;14572139]roach said he didn't know what ariza was giving manny. that still doesn't make ariza a steroid chemist. [B] heredia is an actual confirmed expert steroid chemist who makes designer peds for a living.[/QUOTE][/B] Yeah? Where was it "confirmed"…

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