By Dar Mead
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Until Filipino boxer Manny Pacquiao tests positive for any type of drugs he is innocent.
He has passed every single drug test he underwent. To accuse the man of steroids is simply speculation. People are wondering why Manny Pacquiao is demanding a penalty of $10 million dollars for every pound over the 147lb welterweight limit Floyd Mayweather Jr. goes over, because Floyd Mayweather failed to make weight in his last fight with Juan Manuel Marquez! so there is factual evidence to justify that penalty demand.
Has Pacman failed a drug test ? NO, so why is he the first fighter singled out to take a blood test and being lambasted?
James Toney, Roy Jones Jr. , Fernando Vargas and Sugar Shane Mosley have all been linked to steroids but even after they were caught with performance enhancing drugs they still fought in fights without opponents without having strict drug tests demanded on them.
Zab Judah demanded Sugar Shane Mosley take blood tests to make sure he is not using Steroids or EPO anymore, but Golden Boy promotions who promote Mosley refused those requests by Judah, the same promoters who are now demanding that Pacquiao under go the same type of blood testing that Zab Judah demanded, that is hypocrisy at it’s finest.
Manny Pacquiao has never been linked to steroids, but people are already showing their prejudice because he refused to abide by Golden Boy and Mayweather’s last minute stipulation of USADA Olympic drug testing
You can have doubts all you want but you cannot go off of his dominating performances against David Diaz, Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton and Miguel Cotto as proof he is taking steroids like Paulie Malignaggi and Floyd Mayweather Sr. claim.
So I guess if a man performs well he is on steroids, it seems like just another way to discredit Manny Pacquiao. Before the steroids accusations it was because he fought washed up fighters and that was the reason why he looked so good in those fights.
Maybe Mayweather Jr. is on steroids too, he fought at 106 pounds when he was 16 years old just like Manny Pacquiao did, the only difference is Pacman had no amateur fighting experience and turned pro at 16 years old while Floyd was still boxing in the amateurs.
Floyd went all the way up to 154 pounds higher than Pacquiao in weight maybe Floyd Mayweather had help of performance enhancing drugs as well.
The haters are just looking for a reason to discredit Pacman and throw him under the bus.
Manny “Pacman” Pacquiao has stated many times before all this steroid controversy and Olympic style blood testing came up that he had a problem with blood taking right before a fight.
The general public may think Manny Pacquiao is making up an alibi or excuse and hiding that he is really taking steroids or performance enhancing drugs by saying he doesn’t like taking blood before a fight but a video released that was filmed after his 2005 loss to Erik Morales his belief in not taking blood makes sense and there is a reason behind it( watch the video with translation here).
There has already been people casting judgment on Pacquiao even though proof shows that he really doesn’t like taking blood before the fight and is not making it up. A fighter has a ritual or routine they stick by, like not having sex before a fight or eating certain foods before a fight and people need to understand that.
Fighting is just as mental as it is physical. This is why Pacquiao will not give into the Mayweather’s psychological warfare tactics.
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