QUOTE (Michigan Assassin @ Mar 17 2010, 10:16 PM)
Good start but unfortunately not enough.
Boxing is a worldwide sport so unless the boxing sanctioning bodies also come up with a standardized pre and post fight drug test it won't entirely clean up the sport.
The Klitschkos, for instance, are admitted steriod cheats and most of their fights are in Europe. Actually I'm not sure about Wlad but I know Vitali has admitted using them.
It's a good start,
The WBC always seems to do the best job with fighter safety and pre-fight issues. If top commissions such as Nevada, New York, New Jersey, California, and the British Boxing Board of Control begin to implement this, the WBC might follow as well. It's a great idea to make sure fighters are clean of PED's before the matches. This may be an issue on the Agenda for the Association of Boxing Commission's annual meeting. At least it should be on the agenda.
I feel better about the testing coming from several certified boxing authorities to assist with the protocol of this, rather than listening to the shit coming from Mayweather's mouth.
By bringing in the experienced governing boxing federations instead of making this a PR hype-job for Mayweather-Pacquaio, the seriousness of the PED tests carries more weight. We finally have the right people, instead of Floyd talking about this. That's the way it should have been in the first place. Kudos to the New York Boxing Commission for taking a stand for considering stronger PED testing.