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Manny Pacquiao Reportedly Will Take Blood Tests without Cutoff Date

Even though Floyd Mayweather Jr. has been called a chicken for not fighting Manny Pacquiao (and in Michael Irvin’s words, made brothers look bad), the real reason negotiations have always broken down is because Pacquiao would never submit to complete Olympics-style drug testing.

At first, Pacquiao refused to have his blood drawn, citing a fear of needles. Then, his camp said he would submit to a blood test but there had to be a cutoff date prior to the fight (at least 14 days). That’s where most people got the story wrong. Just because Pacquiao was willing to take the blood test doesn’t mean he was open to random testing — his people wanted to have a cutoff date. Apparently that stance has finally changed.

Tucked into Lance Pugmire’s story on Floyd Mayweather Jr., who’s preparing for a September fight with Victor Ortiz, was this important nugget on Pacquiao’s new position.

“Bob Arum, Pacquiao’s promoter, says his fighter is willing to accept being subjected to blood testing rules under the World Anti-Doping Agency code, which keeps the blood sample schedule unannounced.”

If that’s the case, then there won’t be any reasons why the fight between the two won’t materialize. I know there’s been some noise about Floyd facing Amir Khan next, but as recently as June Mayweather said he wants Pacquiao after Ortiz.

As long as Pacquiao’s camp sticks to what Arum is saying, there’s no reason for this fight not to happen. The only thing that could ruin it is if either fighter loses. Famous last words, right?



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  • rookie oregano

    IS THIS FOR REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAN THIS ARTICLE IS WAY TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE…

    MAYWEATHER HOPEFULLY YOU WONT RUN THIS TYM COZ ITS PACQIUAO TYM ..

  • rookie oregano

    IS THIS FOR REAL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MAN THIS ARTICLE IS WAY TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE…

    MAYWEATHER HOPEFULLY YOU WONT RUN THIS TYM COZ ITS PACQIUAO TYM ..

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000077157742 Albert Gatbonton

    This is old news. Pacquiao already agreed to be tested with no cut off date. Now that he agreed. Mayweather Sr is now saying that Pacquiao has to train in the US to be tested. We all know that the first half of Pacman training is done in the Philippines. Mayweather will find excuses just to avoid the Pacman.
    What will be the next excuse? Pacman is on glocousamine.

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    When did he agree to that? His manager recently said that they didn’t.

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6LMGXH7OQLHNUYAUW3DK5QS7ME angelf

    Why he did ask delahoya, hatton, & marquez to take the blood test before he fought them? Why Pacman now? Manny never failed any drug test after fights..If Manny is cheating or taking PED’s  they should caught him by now. Is this mayweather propaganda or exuses to avoid fighting Manny? I don’t think mayweather has the right to tell other boxers what to do, in my opinion…Thanks 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_6LMGXH7OQLHNUYAUW3DK5QS7ME angelf

    Floyd SR says Manny can’t train in the Philippines why doing drug test. How funny.
    Tell that to Klitsko’s brothers not to train in germany or Russia..LOL

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_KIO3ROTUALLSMN7OF5EWDOLHJU R R

    Pacquiao was not afraid of needles.  He was concerned more about the amount  of blood taken and the timing.
    He lost his first match with Erik Morales  and he blamed that on the blood taking unannounced 2 days before their fight.
     
    I would not agree to the Coward Mayweathers conditions myself. These ugly criminal drug using family got that idea ( blood testing ) from that Pacquaio – Morales fight.

    Bullies=Cowards

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_S75ZLMBUC5JYWQ535WSUZ7LQIM Eduardojr

    This artilce is I think pretty much exposing the Mayweather’s good side.  This article is not about boxing.  It is about Mayweather.  You mentioned about the no cut off random drug testing, yet you didn’t mention the about Mayweather’s father demand to have Pacquiao not to train in the Philippies.  I guess you’re a Mayweather fan.  Do you think that after Mayweather’s fight he’ll fight Pacquiao?  I don’t think so.  Mayweather will regret of not fighting Pacquiao.  I’ll post a comment on your next article next year why Mayweather is the greatest coward of all time.  That is if you’re still here.