By Lou Block
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The negotiations for Floyd Mayweather Jr. versus his long time rival Sugar Shane Mosley are in the works and talks are going very good.
We all know that Manny Pacquiao avoided a showdown with Floyd Mayweather Jr. by not submitting to a simple respectable Olympic drug testing protocol that all the best top level athletes who compete in the Olympics are required to take.
Pacquiao got every demand he requested from Mayweather and Golden Boy,while the only stipulation Mayweather and Golden Boy Promotions asked for was simple random blood testing to make sure the playing field was fair and even, free of drugs and steroids.
Pacquiao moves forward to fight another Top Rank Promotions stablemate in Joshua Clottey a fight to be held at Dallas Cowboys stadium in March, and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is looking to greener pastures in a much more marketable fight with Shane Mosley the two have history of bad blood together.
Floyd has made it known that he will ask Shane Mosley to submit to the same exact blood testing he requested of Manny Pacquiao. Shane Mosley who admitted steroid use when he fought Oscar De La Hoya is willing to show that he is no longer taking steroids or performance enhancing drugs and has nothing to hide by taking the blood tests.
Pacquiao on the other hand let go of $40 plus million dollars and the biggest fight in boxing today because he felt the tiny bit of blood taken would weaken him against Mayweather.
If Shane Mosley is willing to take it and if Floyd Mayweather Jr. is willing to take it and requests the same blood tests in all his future fights then Pacquiao should take it and help show that boxing is cleaning up it’s act and other sports will follow Mayweather’s example of making the sport of boxing clean and drug free.
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