QUOTE (Dukes202 @ Jun 11 2011, 04:43 AM)
If there's nothing to worry about then he should take it****EVERYTHING BELOW THIS IS SIMPLY MY OPINION. IF YOU TAKE IT AS SOMETHING ELSE, THAT IS ON YOU.****
AS someone that doesn't like either Floyd or Manny, let me give you my reasons why I think he shouldn't do it unless he wants to.
1. I don't like the idea of one person imposing their will on another (outside of the ring, of course). I don't like the idea of someone going to such extremes to degrade another person and to cast aspersions on that person's character.
Until Floyd retired that first time, and suddenly Manny beat DLH and Hatton, Floyd had no real problems with Manny. Once people started saying that Manny was better than Floyd, that's when all the steroid talk started. Throwing out baseless rumors, and beating the drum accusing him of doing things that there was no proof for. Things that would stain any person's reputation and image. Things that landed him in court over, and it doesn't appear that this is just going to go away by the way the Judge ruled recently.
Once people started putting Manny's name above Floyd, it seemed (in my opinion) that Floyd was chafed at that, and that's when all the accusations started. So that's one reason I think Manny should not do anything he doesn't want to. While Floyd talks about how he wants to clean up the sport, his sudden interest didn't materialize until people started looking at Manny as better than Floyd. Then suddenly he was out to save Boxing, the very sport he denigrated in a call in radio show with Ra The Rugged Man, in which he said that Boxing would be dead once he left. Putting yourself above the sport, is not what's good.
With me, anyway, it's all about intentions. The idea of taking tests, I have no problem with. I think everyone should be mandated to take olympic style blood tests. However that is not what is mandated. For all the talk of a weight limit fine or glove size or ring size, or whatever. The thing is that only one of those "stipulations" comes with an accusation that is an attempt to damage a person's image and integrity and honor.
2. People who say "if he has nothing to hide he should take the test", apparently don't believe in the presumption of innocence until proven guilty. They apparently believe that if they are ever caught up and go to court, they should help the prosecution make their case for them.
I don't buy into this "you prove to us you're NOT doping." No, bitch, you prove to me that I AM. That's YOUR job. You're making accusations, you're saying I'm doing this, I'm doing that, I'm on this, I'm on that. PROVE IT! Don't come to me and make me prove I'm not."
Enough of this "when was the last time you beat your wife" type tactics.
Yes, if Manny took the tests, I'm sure that would satisfy some people, but this has been taken to such a ridiculous place, that even if he takes a blood test every day 10 times a day, and between every round and after the fight, there will STILL be those who will say that he was taking something that was undetectable. Cause you KNOW how those Phillipinos are, right?
Bottom line is this: Manny doesn't have to take any tests. If he wants to, that's great. But the state of Nevada does not mandate them. If he wants the NSAC to change their policy, why has he not petitioned them to do so? Last I read (and things could have changed), NSAC said he had not petitioned them about anything.
If he truly wants EVERYONE to be on it, and he's TRULY thinking of the sport, and not one specific person, then he needs to petition them. That would shut EVERYONE up, because then he'd be backing it up when he says it's not just about Manny. Requiring everyone HE fights to take them, doesn't do anything, particularly when he's only fighting once every year and a half or so.
3. Finally, I've gotten to the point now that I don't even want to see the fight. They've both pissed me off with their bullshit that I just don't care anymore. If they fight, whatever. IF they don't, whatever. This will go down as one of those Mythical Matchups. Like what would happen if Tommy Morrison and Tyson ever fought (like was slated before Tommy contracted HIV) or Ali vs. Jack Johnson. Just another long line of What if's.