QUOTE (Byrd Man @ Feb 23 2010, 06:09 AM)
I agree it WOULD be for the betterment of the sport, if it's mandatory for ALL boxers, however Floyd's intentions are at the heart of this whole thing, because Pac's not going to let Floyd dictate rules to him.
Well actually it's not. Floyd's intention should have nothing to do with making a move towards the right direction. For instance if Floyd wanted to consolidate the championships into one belt, just so he could have an easier time becoming "undisputed", would you rather have that or A,B,C,D trinkets?
And having ALL boxers be subjected to mandatory drug testing is unrealistic. Such a wide-scale change would require an entire restructuring of how fights are prepared, but does that mean it shouldn't be done? IMO, it doesn't, so it's done in the most realistic way possible: one fight at a time.
Yes, Pac and his people were trying to propose a buncha dumb shit as well, and I've said as much in the past. But Pac wasn't going on every fucking interview he could find just to throw out accusations of steroid use to ruin Floyd's reputation.
Just because Pacquiao didn't do the exact same thing as Floyd did, doesn't make his actions any less ridiculous. It's like apples n oranges. At the end of the day they're all still fruit.
Nobody here is saying Floyd hasn't done dumb shit in the past, hell, I've repeatedly
said that I thought the Mayweather Sr. accusations were out of line from the beginning, but let's not make Pacquiao a complete victim, because really, he's just as full of shit as Mayweather is.