By Lou Block
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In recent news, Manny Pacquiao has refused to take an Olympic style drug test, the testing would come randomly during training camp. The same type of test Olympic medal winners Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps had to go through in the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Why would a man who has all the pressure in the world, who gets beat up in the ring and faces far worse circumstances in real life with kidnapping and death threats in his hometown of General Santos, Philippines be afraid to take a simple blood test before his biggest fight yet against Floyd Mayweather Jr.?
If Pacman is on the juice, it would be one of the biggest blows to boxing ever! Pacman is probably the biggest boxing star the casual fans have embraced, he has brought back much needed attention to the sport in America because of his high action crowd pleasing style.
The Steroid Era is what hurt Baseball, and put a question mark over the heads of many of the leading home run hitters like Sammy Sosa, Mark McGwire and Barry Bonds.
I am not here to claim that he is on steroids or taking some type of illegal substance, maybe Manny has a phobia of needles, Kung Fu action star Jackie Chan who suffered many life threatening injuries has one fear and that is needles.
Maybe Pacman shares the same phobia of needles that Jackie Chan has, who knows for sure. The refusal by Pacquiao to take a blood test a couple weeks prior to his March 13, showdown seems a little peculiar. Especially, when Floyd Mayweather Jr. has agreed to abide by the same exact Olympic drug testing.
If Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao having nothing to hide just take the pre fight blood test to prove to people and the fans that you are not on illegal substances, if you don’t you will always have that question mark over your recent victories of David Diaz, Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton and Miguel Cotto.
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