QUOTE (WhiteLotus @ Jan 8 2010, 11:52 AM)
What did Roach say that made you think Manny is on steroids? The testing Roach is proposing is well within the standards of what they've been doing in boxing for decades and Roach has been around for a long time. If Roach is merely proposing the status quo I don't see how that looks suspicious. Now if Roach said "I don't want any drug testing" that would look very suspicious.
Also, if you know how Roach goes about his business it's not like he's got a long history of boxers testing positive for roids. This is just posturing by the Mayweather camp to get into Manny's head.
Hate to intrude, but it seems whenever this "they accepted the testing" "tests standards" situation is brought up the actual point of why they (mayweather camp) is requesting random unannounced it completely by passed.
Understand this. Shane Mosely passed these same so called "tests" that everyone speaks of so highly yet he was later outed by victor conte to have been on PED's along with the actual scheduling he had shane on for his rematch vs delahoya.....So throw the "manny never failed a test" "the tests standards are fine" ...etc, etc. out the window....the current testing system is flawed.
so on the the actual factual. Unannounced random blood samples..etc creates trepidation and hesitation to cycle on PED's...that is the point of the "unannounced random" idea. You CANNOT counter that with.."sure we'll take random but not (insert your time here)" and keep credibility and try to save face. Anybody in the KNOW when it comes to PED's a red flag pops up. PED's are not the same as they were in the 80's. They can be cycled out in hours to days according to conte. I'll take his word for it over anybodies.
not to mention arum/top rank offering floyd pretty much a gag order type deal IMO to pay him 10 million if manny pops....pretty sure win or lose once that 10 went out floyd..he can't talk.
this in a nutshell is why it looks suspicious. And there aint too many fighters with the pull of floyd that could make this demand....they'll sign up for a payday basically.
so there you have it all in a nice package. Manny could be absolutely clean, floyd could be playing mind games...but the end of the day this is why there is suspicion NOW to those (like me) who live by the .."I don't care, I'll take your test and beat your azz still" old school.