I would like to see Troy Polomalu challenge Tom Brady to a drug test that is not mandated by the NFL and see how that plays out. Or maybe next year before they play the Blue Jays CC Sabathia will say he wants Jose Bautista to take a drug test that isn't required by baseball's ruling body. Pac gave blood for the Morales fight. He says he felt drained and doesn't want to do it again. No commission wants him to do it again. Floyd heard about the Morales story and wants to get in Manny's head. Manny thinks that it's BS. He is the best fighter in the world and he's supposed to cave to a guy that boxing fans unanimously agree has ducked the greatest fighters of his generation? No way. I have no idea how someone who watches boxing can be a Floyd fan at this point. He's been a welterweight for almost 5 years and other than old ass De La Hoya (who he didn't exactly dominate), Zab Judah is the best true welter that he has fought. Dude's a joke.
If Mayweather really cared, he'd be aggressively lobbying the boxing commissions for reform. But he's not, he's playing a head game and trying to get public sentiment on his side.
He shouldn't be using contract negotiations to change the rules of the sport, period. Even if he's doing it for the very best of reasons, trying to hold himself and his opponents to a higher standard of integrity than they would otherwise be held to by the athletic commissions (which he's not), he's still tarnishing his own legacy by going outside the sanctioning bodies over something like this.
Not only is he questioning the legitimacy of all sanctioned fights that are not conducted under his additional set of rules, Mayweather has a clear conflict of interest in calling for more stringent testing. This is especially true when he's calling for it against an opponent who has expressed public concerns that this particular form of testing will negatively impact his ability to properly prepare for the fight.
True, that's a pretty thin excuse and Pacquiao doesn't look great here. That said, he comes out smelling like roses compared with how it would look if he made that same argument against a sanctioned athletic commission's call for that testing as a condition of license.
If, in my line of work (which isn't analogous to boxing whatsoever, but whatever), my competitor wanted me to do somethign above and beyond what's required of me by the agencies that govern what I do, I'd tell him to go eff himself, regardless of what he was asking for or why, most likely.
Despite all of that, Manny is willing to take the blood test up until a week before the fight and immediately after. He just doesn't want to give blood the day before he fights.
I'm not educated enough about testing and doping to speak definitively about it, but I highly doubt that Manny would be able to use PEDs with greater effectiveness and secrecy purely because he did not take a blood test the day before the fight.
I just don't see how a test a week before and immediately after is not enough to determine that a boxer (who has never been linked to PEDs or tested positive) is clean. I mean, why not take blood immediately after round 6 if we really want to be sure?
What it boils down to is Floyd is a joke. Dude has been a welterweight forever and he has fought none of the great welters. How he gets away with it is crazy. You look at all of the great fighters that he could have fought over his career and his biggest victories are Ricky Hatton and Diego Corrales. Other than that, he chooses smaller guys or guys well past their prime. The worst part of it is, he could probably beat a lot of these great guys, but he has ducked them all.
He might as well have just stayed at 130.