December 23, 2009

Mayweather-Pacquiao Fight in Jeopardy Over Drug Testing: Manny Pacquiao is apparently refusing to take a blood test prior to the proposed fight with Floyd Mayweather and being supported by his trainer, Freddie Roach.

posted by BornIcon to boxing at 04:41 PM - 8 comments

What a crock of s--t, it's not like they take a pint of blood, they take an ounce, or so. The body rebuilds that in a few hours at most.

Not sure if this is just head games, or if one side is truly trying to get out of the fight.

posted by dviking at 06:59 PM on December 23, 2009

What is Pacquiao and his trainer trying to hide?

posted by Doehead at 08:30 AM on December 24, 2009

They want us to talk about the fight. Mission accomplished. Though, they shouldn't have dropped this so close to Christmas, only 3 Spofi comments so far.

posted by tron7 at 11:20 AM on December 24, 2009

From the article:

"Manny does not like having to give blood before a fight. It's like having sex: Does sex bother a fighter before a fight? If it's in your head mentally, then yes, it does.

That's asinine. If a fighter can't rationalize an ounce of blood being taken from his system then he's not much of a fighter. To respect the invention of mental blocks is to come up with more and more excuses other than the fighter's ability for why they never fight at the hypothetical peak they've created for themselves.

posted by dfleming at 12:57 PM on December 24, 2009

Has he given up sex for a month prior to all of his previous fights?

posted by dviking at 03:07 PM on December 24, 2009

It might not be that he is hiding anything. Maybe he just doesn't believe in testing so close to the fight. Its not like he is refusing the testing period. He said he would do the blood test after the fight. So if he is hiding anything it would be found regardless.

posted by aztlan78 at 05:03 PM on December 24, 2009

This is why boxing really sucks right now. There is finally an interesting fight and it is f-ed now because of drug testing.

posted by sgtcookzane at 02:14 PM on December 25, 2009

I really hope they can this done. Pacquiao is the only guy I can imagine handing Mayweather a loss. Boxing needs this fight to happen.

posted by HATER 187 at 03:07 PM on December 25, 2009

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