By Dewayne Bungo
In order for Manny ‘Pacman’ Pacquiao versus Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather Jr to happen, Manny must agree to all of Floyd’s random blood and urine testing demands.
That is the only honest and honorable way to solve this catastrophe that was started when Pacquiao threw a fit when the Olympic drug testing was to be “random”. Floyd already agreed to everything Pacquiao’s side requested from glove size, ring size, fighting weight, $10 million per pound that Floyd weighs over the limit, and other outlandish requests, but all Floyd Mayweather asked for was an honest and fair playing field and that was to implement Olympic style drug testing.
The truth is, Manny isn’t even on Floyd’s level in terms of popularity and asking price and Floyd was being generous in giving Manny a 50/50 split when he is the true cash cow of boxing. A lot of the Pac fans are complaining about Floyd Mayweather earning over $20 million a fight — sometimes he earns even more than $40 million — the reason Floyd can demand that much is because he has super star quality and A-list celebrities and moguls from around the world attend his events, compare Floyd’s fights to Manny’s fights, look in the audience and you can see all the big name Hollywood celebrities in attendance whenever Floyd steps into the ring, Manny rarely has more than a handful of big name celebs and usually they’re only there because Top Rank gave them free tickets to attend.
From my point of view it looks like Manny Pacquiao didn’t want to fight Floyd Mayweather at all. This is why this fight has never happened, all because of some random blood tests that every top level Olympic athlete has to undergo when they compete, so for Manny to not want to undergo these same tests is embarrassing and questionable.
If I’m Floyd Mayweather, I would not back down from my drug testing stance and maybe even add a few more extra tests that only Pacquiao should take to be 100 percent safe. I would look into other tests before they fight like a full body scan before Manny steps into the ring, the same machines they use for the TSA airport scanners, so they can x-ray his body to make sure he never had any metal plates surgically installed in his fists. Also have them test Manny’s saliva between rounds of the fight because there could be laced drinks that a fighter can take in between rounds that will give them energy. Boxing is a dangerous sport and safety is the top priority in a dangerous sport where one punch can end another person’s life.
Shane Mosley took the tests, and now Victor Ortiz who was accused of taking some stuff by Andre Berto is going to take the random drug tests as well before he fights Mayweather on September 17th. But Manny Pacquiao is the only fighter who is not willing to take these tests, that only means one thing HE DOESN”T WANT NONE OF MONEY MAYWEATHER!!!!
And remember Floyd Mayweather himself will undergo these same Olympic style tests that he is asking of Manny Pacquiao.
Shane Mosley and Victor Ortiz did the honorable thing, Manny Pacquiao should, too.
Like Mayweather says, “Take The Test and you got a fight!”
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