Pacquiao on HGH?
Roger Mayweather made a comment the other day that caught my attention. I know this guy allways runs his mouth and talks some major BS but he said that he thinks Pacman is taking HGH. In some ways it makes absolute sense. The guy has seemingly increased in size and power and hasnt lost any speed. From the time he lost to JMM Marquez(yes I said lost) hes gotten almost unaturally bigger. Look at JMM Marquez. He stepped up in wieght looked very small compared to Floyd and could never hurt him. Yet you see Pacman almost look equal to Cotto in sz. JMM knocked Pacman around the ring and yet when he went up in wieght Cotto could never hurt him. Granted all the fighters Pacman has seen at the heavier wieghts were allready past thier primes or a shell of thier former selfs(De La Hoya,Ricky Fatten,and Cotto) so it kinda expected. Consider also the fact that Pacmans main promoter is Bob Arum who promoted Mosely for his fights against De La Hoya and the second fight Mosely was investigated for his involvment with Balco of the whole Bonds HGH scam.Mosely passed his prefight drug test and so did Fernando Vargas and James Toney yet all were takers of a type of HGh. Just a thought.
NEW YORK — Seven-time world champion Manny Pacquiao tested clean following his Nov. 14 TKO win over Miguel Cotto, SI.com reported Wednesday.
Pacquiao, who became the first boxer to win seven championships in as many weight classes, underwent urine tests twice -- before and after the fight -- and both came back negative, said Keith Kizer, executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. It's the the 10th time the Filipino has turned in clean tests in Nevada, the report said.
Immediately following his win over Cotto, fans inside the MGM Grand Arena pleaded for a megafight with Floyd Mayweather Jr., who many have regarded as the top pound-for-pound fighter since his return in September. In response to the expected fanfare, Floyd Mayweather Sr. has publicly accused Pacquiao of taking steroids.
Mayweather Sr., Floyd's father and trainer, told SI's Chris Mannix that he believed Pacquiao's ability to take Cotto's powerful shots and keep coming proved the champion was taking performance-enhancing substances. "I know Floyd is the best," said Mayweather Sr. "But when [your opponent] uses something illegal, even the best can get hurt."
Floyd Sr. offered no evidence to support his claim.
Since 2002, Nevada has required fighters to submit urine samples before every fight. Those samples test for 40 types of steroids, diuretics and masking agents. In his 10 Las Vegas fights, Pacquiao has never tested positive, and his conditioning coach, Alex Ariza, said the only substances his fighter took leading up to the fight with Cotto were whey protein and liver-support supplements, in addition to his 6,500-calorie diet.
Pacquiao has been bombarded with accusations of doping, having conquered seven weight divisions since entering the sport at 106 pounds when he was 16.
And after Mayweather Sr.'s comments following the November 14 bout, there has been speculation that if a megafight between Floyd Jr. and Pacquiao is agreed upon, Mayweather's camp may place stipulations in the fight contract that would require both fighters to take separate, mandatory drug tests in addition to the required tests by state athletic commissions.
But at 10-0 with his Nevada drug tests, Pacquiao has provided plenty of proof he cleanly fought his way to seven world titles.
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Now this doesnt confirm beyond a shadow of a doubt that he hasnt been using...but the people accusing him of that have no grounds on which to base their claims other than the fact that hes been getting better and better with every fight..innocent until proven guilty...oh and Marquez and Cotto are two completely different fighters...just cuz marquez had pacquiao stumbling a couple of times in their fights at a lower weight class doesnt mean that at a higher weight class a bigger fighter should be able to...styles makes fights.
It's a good idea for the Mayweather camp to put out preemptive face-saving comments. Mayweather has very little to gain (other than money) from fighting Pacquiao and can't beat Manny with or without HGH.
That said, I agree that Marquez actually won that fight.
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