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Friday, October 31, 2014

Amir Khan Accuses Floyd Mayweather Jr. of Using Steroids in De La Hoya Fight

The loose-lipped uncle of boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. is making accusations once again. Roger Mayweather, who trains his nephew Floyd, told Las Vegas Boxing Examiner Chris Robinson that the only reason Amir Khan has become successful is because he’s on stuff just like Manny Pacquiao. The Pacquiao accusations are nothing new (Manny has actually sued him over his remarks), but the Khan ones are.

Khan responded to Roger’s accusations by defending himself. “I’ve consistently proved that I am a clean fighter. This is nonsense. I’ve been tested repeatedly in my career, before and after fights, at home and my base in Los Angeles.

“Don’t forget that I came through the Olympics (in 2004) where testing is very thorough. I’ve never refused the test, even though I could have done so when I received an unannounced knock on the door a month after my last fight against Paul McCloskey.”

Khan then took things a step further, turning the tables on the Mayweather camp. Khan accused Floyd of using something to prepare for his fight with Oscar De La Hoya.

“It’s not for me to say but quite a few people over here wondered if Floyd was on something when he fought Oscar De La Hoya because he suddenly looked so much bigger.”

Whether Khan truly believes that is in doubt, but we do know one thing: it’s no fun being on the other end of accusations. Mayweather’s team should learn that so they understand the implications of their words before running their mouths.

Back to Roger’s accusation, there is one difference between Manny Pacquiao and Amir Khan that must be pointed out. To the best of our knowledge, Khan has never shied away from drug tests the way Pacman has.



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