Is the highly anticipated mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao in jeopardy? According to their camps, it very well could be.
According to a press release from Mayweather’s camp, Pac-Man’s promoter Golden Boy Promotions informed them that the Filipino fighter is refusing to comply with Olympic style drug testing 30 days before the fight, because of superstition.
Olympic style drug testing involves random sampling of the athlete’s blood and urine prior to and after the fight. The USADA procedure includes both blood and urine sampling so that all banned substances, some of which do not show up in urine alone, are tested for thoroughly.
Golden Boy Promotions Richard Schaefer was contacted by Top Rank President Todd duBoef Tuesday, who informed him that Pacquiao would not agree to have his blood taken within 30-days of the bout based his own beliefs according to Ballerstatus.com.