Manny Pacquiao Issues Denial Statement Regarding Rumor of Steroid Injection

Manny Pacquiao has issued a statement in response to a report alleging his steroid use. The report was given credibility when it was shared on twitter by boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Shane Mosley Thursday.

The report first appeared on May 3rd on a gambling website and it says a former sparring partner of Pacquiao used to inject Manny with steroids. The report alleges that Pacquiao began using steroids in the lead up to his fight with Oscar De La Hoya because he needed to overcome the size difference between the men. They say the former sparring partner issued the interview in a “top secret location” in Las Vegas. As if that Austin Powers image doesn’t give you enough reason to laugh, the fact that there’s no real source to the report should crack you up.

Anyway, nothing would have happened with this “report” if Shane Mosley hadn’t made something of it. Think about it — this “report” was published on May 3rd yet nobody had heard about it until Mosley tweeted it. Mosley wrote Thursday:

Pacquiao ex-sparring partner came out a couple days ago stating that he would inject him w steroids – since Ricky fight look that up … These are not my words it comes from a article And his sparring partner but if it is true!!!! Than what do you say please google”

Then Mosley added that Pacquiao hit him harder than he had been hit his entire career. Floyd Mayweather Jr. caught wind of his report and he encouraged his nearly 1.2 million followers on twitter to go read it. The report seems so phony I won’t bother linking to it. But after Mosley and Floyd started to spread the report, Pacquiao’s camp decided to respond by issuing a statement:

An anonymous post on an internet forum claims an unidentified former Filipino sparring partner injected me with steroids before my fight with Oscar de la Hoya and in subsequent fights. This is completely false, totally fabricated, and, not surprisingly, leveled by someone who will not even identify himself. I did not even have a Filipino sparring partner during my training for the fight against De La Hoya or for any fight since then.

I have never taken steroids, HGH, or any banned performance-enhancing drug. Period. My success in the ring is due to hard work, belief in God, and the support of my fans. Like every boxer, I am required to take drug tests in connection with every professional fight in the United States. I have passed every one, including my fight against De la Hoya and my most recent victory against Shane Mosley.

I will fight to protect my hard-earned good name and reputation.

Steve Kim from Max Boxing further debunks the “report” saying on twitter “Just spoke with Freddie Roach, he said laughing,’We’ve never had a Filipino in our gym big enough to spar with Manny.”

Look, I still have my doubts about Manny’s career path, specifically how he was able to step up from 107 to 150 pounds and gain power. I also wonder why Pacquiao wouldn’t follow the WADA-style drug testing program for the Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight if he had nothing to hide. But even though I have my suspicions, this “report” won’t do anything to enhance any questions I have, and it shouldn’t for anyone else either.

And by the way, if Shane Mosley wants to point to anyone’s PED usage, he should look at himself first. And if he had questions about Pacquiao’s usage, why didn’t he demand WADA-style testing like he had for his Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight? Oh I forgot, it’s because Shane just wanted to cash in on a huge paycheck and didn’t want to jeopardize his ability to make money.

Shane, if you had any questions or suspicions, you should have voiced them before the fight like a man, not afterwards. Isn’t there a saying about not biting the hand that feeds you?

Around The Web

  • Gene

    This is Sugar Shane’s “revenge” on Manny because Manny called him out for not making a fight of it.  As for Floyd, he is obviously protective of his perfect record and does not want to risk fighting the one man he fears.  As has been said, maybe if Manny were to dress up as a parking lot attendant or a traffic officer……perhaps Floyd would come out of hiding.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_CUKKT7I3RI7DGS3FVK3PXFI52I JC

    Larry, you’re an idiot.  Manny’s weight path is similar to Floyd.  The only reason Haters in America don’t like Manny is becuase he is coming from another country outside North America.  The only peopleknows his plight is the Mexicans.  Becuase most mexican fighters come from the slums and that is where Manny started out. Keep hating dude. 

  • Anonymous

     This whole “Anonymous” source thing is RIDICULOUS! Manny has done nothing to deserve all of these stupid allegations! It’s also funny that it’s coming from Shane Mosley, who tested positive for steroids when he fought Oscar. Also, it’s funny how Floyd tweets it when he clearly needs to worry about all of his legal issues. It seems there is a new one every month. Neither Floyd or Shame have any credibility. Pathetic! 

    Manny is amazing and unfortunately people try to tear other’s down when they are at the top. Floyd/Shame are clearly just JEALOUS bc they will never accomplish as much as Manny has and will continue to accomplish.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Similar? Umm, ok, when did Floyd fight at 107???? He started off at 130 and has fought as high as 154 for De La Hoya. That’s an 18% increase in weight. 

    Pacquiao started off at 107 and has fought as high as 150 for Margarito. That’s a 40% increase in weight. 

    Don’t try and bring that weak crap in here otherwise I’ll continue to reject it like Dikembe Mutombo

  • http://profiles.google.com/necessitto necessitto @gmail.com

     only an idiot would insist on accusing a God-fearing catholic of drug use without basis, or believe envious people with no credibility nor integrity alleging drug use without factual support.

    any doctor’s clinic would have a fitness chart plotting the ideal weight for all ages and heights of both sexes. 

    the pac-man’s physical growth over the years coming from a life of poverty clearly shows he only started gaining the appropriate weight for his age when he finally had the money to eat well– which came from his prize winnings. 

    studying that fitness chart will help the ignorant fools among us to realize that the pac-man’s resulting growth is PERFECTLY NORMAL for his age and for his height. 

    in fact, his activity level is high enough to burn excess poundage on a daily basis, such that his weight is always at the lower ideal weight of people with the same age and height.

    last of all, all you idiots who think that the physical attributes of caucasoid & negroid body types set the standards for physical prowess should finally realize that the asian body type is different, and has its own strengths despite the lack of height.

    bruce lee would not have achieved his level of mastery & fitness if he didn’t pay attention to his asian physique. the pac-man is no different. 

    so all you idiots, will you please, for your own sakes, finally grow up?

  • Anonymous

    Hahahahaha this is old news with  a new twist to it. Okay some guy heard someone saying Floyd took steroid back in the days so he can compete in a higher weight division. Larry Brown you are pathetic. If you have nothing better to write just take a walk to prolong your miserable life. You’re as guilty as Floyd Sr. when you write baseless news like this.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PQXT4ULUMHVZID23CCFZCVVPJ4 erika anne

    Pacyou ..
    thats all i can say PACYOU…shame mosley the runner finally hit back..lol

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_DSCOYKC3KGTOZ3RGFXWLARYSVY Rollie

     theses slick black african american boxers are the funniest  no pride at all, all BS .Mosley was running like a scared cat and  Floydie is the ducking queen, Hatton  the British fought toe to toe, the Mexicans Morales, Barrera and Marquez and Margarito fought toe to toe,Cotto the Puerto Rican fought toe to toe…but the black (SLICK  pwee)Mosley just run away and the the other self proclaimed great( pwee) keeps on hiding…hahahaha ..the world knows about them.

  • chris m

    i second that larry is an idiot…floyd won an amateur bout in 1993 at 106 lbs when he was 16, the exact same weight pac was when he fought at 16 years of age

    so by your calculations, 106 to 154 = 45% increase in weight for floyd compared to 40% for pac…now i’m seriously questioning floyd’s rise in weight…i mean, who in their right mind wouldn’t, right, larry?

    if you’re going to reference a shot blocker, at least reference the top shot blocker of all time

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_47NXRNS5OEISMS5VI5HMO3TUR4 CRIS

    Here we F—–g go again. When are these haters going to accept that  asians are also capable of beating any race or ethnicity and could actually become greatest ever. No one race is superior to any. unless they’re delusional then yeah maybe. MOSLEY HAD  ONCE TESTED POSITIVE FOR PED, MAYWEATHER USED XYLOCAINE DRUGS (BANNED IN MANY STATES) TO ENHANCE PUNCHING POWER. MP HAD N E V E R ONCE TESTED POSITIVE FOR ANY DRUGS. THESE ARE THE FACTS GUYS. LIVE WITH IT. STOP BEING DELUSIONAL.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VMISJCT5B34MMI5MWV5QCF57JI John

     Larry Brown got OWNED here. Like MJ dunking on Mutombo. Larry Brown is an Idiot.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_47NXRNS5OEISMS5VI5HMO3TUR4 CRIS

    Mosley u owe me $55 bucks,  I wasn’t actually gonna buy this fight with the recession in all. but u actually convince me you’re gonna make this a fight. I had more fun watching my son’s video game version. Is this the best you can come up with, another baseless accusation, keep ruining your reputation Mosley. There’s non left anyway.

  • Arnold Gonzales

    larry brown got owned big time with the floyd and manny rise in weight thing..
    floyd started @ 106lbs in amatuer while manny is already a professional fighter @ age 16 also weighing 106lbs.. hahaha! If I’m your boss I will definitely fire you like what MJ did to another Larry Brown.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    Mayweather fought at 130 at 19, Pacquiao was fighting at 112

  • http://twitter.com/hougigo hougigus langley

    Because nobody bother looking at that… evidently your start weight only applies when you turn pro… not when you’ve started fighting. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VMISJCT5B34MMI5MWV5QCF57JI John

    At 16 Mayweather fought at 106 and at 19 he fights at 130. Now, if you hold Manny to the same standards as everybody else then that weight gain seems dubious, but it just seems normal for fighters not named Manny Pacquiao. The malice is obvious.  

  • chris m

    mayweather fought at 150 (his highest weight) against de la hoya, pac fought at 145 3/4 (his highest weight – by the way, you should correct your information about pac fighting at 150, cause that’s not even true) against clottey

    u trying to tell us that a 5’6 1/2″ pac isn’t allowed to weigh 4 lbs less than a 5’8″ mayweather???
    and that we shouldn’t consider the fact that pac was living in povery on the streets of the phlipppines and didn’t have his food prepared for him like an american olympic athlete who practically grew up in a boxing gym? b!^$@, please

    look at weigh-in and fight night weights since 2006. pac’s been a solid 144+ lber for a very long time

    Pacquiao-129 Morales-129 (weigh in weight) Pacquiao-144 Morales-139 (fight night)
    Pacquiao-130 Barrera -130 (weigh in) Pacquiao-144 Barrera-138 (fight night)
    Pacquiao-129 Marquez-130 (weigh in) Pacquiao-145 Marquez-141 (fight night)
    Pacquiao-134 Diaz-135 (weigh in) Pacquiao-147 Diaz-148 (fight night)
    Pacquiao-142 Delahoya-145 (weigh in) Pacquiao-148 Delahoya-147 (fight night)
    Pacquiao-138 Hatton-140 (weigh in) Pacquiao-148 Hatton-152 (fight night)


  • Rainier Amoyo

     At 16, Pac was at 107, at 19 he at 112
    At 16, Floyd was at 106, at 19 he is at 130

    wow, what a jump… Floyd’s on PEDs!

    Owned big time Larry!  Try again next time.

  • Maurice Perkins

    Manny Pacquiao has turned perfectly straight men, into obsessed and suppressed homosexuals.  You guys sound ridiculous defending anther grown man, whom you don’t even know personally. I don’t even come to this site for boxing, but reading these comments make me believe you guys are really in love with this man…SMH

  • Shelter Alvarez

    @lbrownie:disqus  1 reason Pac is getting Stronger, is because he does not have to worry about losing or cutting weight…. So instead of Training, and Diet, he Trains, and Strength Trains…. I know because I’ve help numerous fighters do the same up in Sacramento….

  • Shelter Alvarez

    yup, this is the SAME thing they tried to do, and were doing to Clay (Ali)…. Of course Pac is no Ali, but Ali and no other Fighter will do what Pac has done either….

  • Shelter Alvarez

     hahaha he probably stutters like a crakhead just like FM Sr.   hahahaha

  • Shelter Alvarez

     Hold up, don’t tell Larry about MJ…. MJ was also the Greatest, he might accuse MJ of drug use as well….   hahahaha

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_ZU6OJPSGVK4ZYSF4AZ3RXZAULI D'Truth

    @larry the reason why pacquiao dont like blood testing start way back when he fight morales and lost. He believe he was weaken by blood testing that why he lost. He was given a surprise blood testing before their fight. Here the link http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_97MccjZwV4

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_O2WGRCCF7G72ZLOF2CEYGEUA2M David

    Shane Mosely? Mayweather?? What kinda of “credibility is this?? They are the Jokes!!! 

  • chris m

    and simple logic has turned you into a complete moron…i’d much rather be a smart homo than a straight up dumb$hit

  • Anonymous

    Uhhh Ali (at any weight) would destroy Manny.  Ali had the BRAINS and the brawn to totally change boxing…..  

  • Anonymous

    I will take up for larry -==I bet that they ALL have used performance enhancing drugs!!!!!! Every single one of them. 

  • Anonymous

    the same time line is what the guy’s talking about, remember Pac turned pro at 15 that same time Floyd was an amateur fighting at 106 look it up!

  • Anonymous

    Remember, MJ played in the White Sox farm system during the steroid era and he bulked up big time. So it’s not impossible at all that he used.  

  • Anonymous

    Are you comparing amateur boxing to professional boxing? As an amateur  boxer one wears head gear and rounds are shorter and there are also less rounds your body doesn’t go threw the punishment that a professional boxer goes threw. Manny has been fighting Pro since he was 16 he has been taking all that abuse all that time especially a boxer like him that blocks with his face. Manny has been in wars from the beginning of his career like the fights against Barerra, Marquez, and Moralez that he did an awesome job of blocking with his face like all his other fights . Manny has also been knocked out twice. Floyd fought amateur when he was 16 avoiding all the abuse Manny has taken… and in his professional fights he barely gets touched. So you cant compare Manny who blocks with his face in every fight he is in to Floyd. At the rate Manny is going he should have been washed up by now like all the brawlers that block with their faces are. Not getting stronger and going threw 10 divisions. Thats unreal and if that doesn’t call for a random blood test then what does? 

  • Anonymous

     Mosley was running because Mosley is old… what did you want to see? Let me guess what you PacTards wanted to see? Mosley who is 40 years old and lost his last 2 fights trays punches with Faggy PacRoids and Pac knocks him out? Then all you PacTards say yeah!! Manny is the best!! That? Manny cant KO anyone who doesnt stand right infront of him he calls himself the best yet he couldnt even corner Mosley. When someone runs from you you corner him in so that they cant go anywhere.. especially when you are fighting a senior citizen that lost his last 2 fights. If you really wanted to see a fight Manny should have fought Sergio Martinez who won his last 3 fights by KO, Sergio wanted to fight Faggy PacRoids at 154 but Faggy Pac said he is too big even though the coward fought Margarito who weight 165 at the time. You are a cute PacTard so I’ll take it easy on you lil mama. haha.

  • Anonymous

    Larry your a great idiot and stupid….if i may ask you how old is pacman during lightweight  and those succeding  fights he won championship belts…think and analyze….will you have same weight when you are 18years old than when you are 30 years old. Hey stupid shame mostly who keep running against pacman and duck duck gayweather who keep avoinding to fight pacman STFU. 

  • Anonymous

    Mosley lost his last 2 fights and is old now why was he in the ring with Pac in the first place? What did you expect from Mosley? You wanted him to tray with Pac so that Pac looks like the big hero by knocking out an old boxer who they ducked a few years ago when he was looking good? When  you lose fights that is suppose to push you down the list of fighting the so called best P4P how did it push Mosley up the list? The only other boxer Faggy PacRoids should have even considered was Sergio Martinez.. who has beaten all of his “top quality” opponents by KO’s. Sergio wanted to fight Pac at 154, Pac said he is too big even though he fought Margarito at 165, and Marg is even taller. The only person that owes you Money is Pac he is the one who picked Mosley, he is the one who picked Clottey who had lost his last fight before he fought him, he is the one who picked Margarito a bum that was exposed for using plaster in his past fights.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001460641034 Tommy Murphy

    Let’s face it, ONLY the armchair’s thought Mosley had ANY chance or was even remotely capable of putting up a decent test.Mayweather destroyed Mosley a year ago, who gassed after three rounds and who drew to SERGIO MORA in his last outing?Anyone with half a brain knew Mosley was finished and his win over
    Margarito was hardly surprising considering the shenanigans prior to
    them entering the ring.


  • Anonymous

     The report was given credibility when it was shared on twitter by boxers Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Shane Mosley Thursday.   Really? One is afraid of him and the other lost! Yeah real credible.