Mayweather vs. Pacquiao May 2 fight threatened by drug test controversy
That the very tough drug testing has become a sort of stumbling block in the way of the fight.
The two champion boxers who are under pressure for more than five years to fight the most anticipated fight of the decade are all set to take on each other on May 2. This will be the most watched, highest grossing boxing event in the history. While Floyd Mayweather is going to make huge amount of money from it, around $120million at least, the Filipino fighter will also make as much as close to $100 million if not more.
But there the Olympic style drug testing seems to have become a stumbling block in the way of the fight. Both come with impeccable records. While Mayweather is undefeated tillPhilippines, is 57-5 with two drawn and 38 knockouts while Mayweather is 47-0 with 26 knockouts.
There is no denying the fact that being as the top boxer he has been exemplary in at least doping tests. Mayweather has willingly submitted to USADA testing for all of his bouts since 2010. Reports suggest that both Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao must provide USADA with their whereabouts and make themselves available for blood and urine tests for drugs including human growth hormone (HGH) and the blood-boosting erythropoietin (EPO).
Manny Pacquiao seems to be the one who came up with reciprocal fine for a failed drug test as extra insurance that a doping issue wouldn’t scupper the fight that fans worldwide have clamored for. Now Mayweather camp claims that this was an effort to “put a $5 million price tag if Manny tested positive.” Says Mayweather Promoters CEO Ellerbe, â€œIt will cost Manny a lot more than some $5 million if he comes up positiveâ€.
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