Team Mayweather Refuse Bob Arum’s Final Offer, Bout Officially Dead?

By Nowboxing Staff

Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum of Top Rank promotions released a final offer to Team Mayweather earlier today for a drug testing compromise for the HBO March 13, 2010 Mayweather Jr. Vs. Pacquiao bout.

The key factor in this negotiation is the blood testing, Manny Pacquiao believes taking blood to close to the fight will make him weaker, while rumblings in the Mayweather camp, mainly by Floyd Mayweather Sr. are that Pacquiao is on some type of steroid or performance enhancing drugs.

Bob Arum’s offer of letting the NSAC (Nevada State Athletic Commission) handle the drug testing and not the USADA (U.S Anti-Doping Agency) was rejected today by Team Mayweather right before the Monday deadline.

Team Mayweather adviser Leonard Ellerbe says they are sticking to their demand of random Olympic style drug testing that includes multiple random blood and urine samples up till the day of the official weigh in the day before the fight.

Random is random” Ellerbe said. “We are all intelligent people and we know what random testing is. That is what we want and it has not changed.”

This means the possible replacement match up between Manny Pacquiao and Brooklyn boxer Paulie Malignaggi looms closer.

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