The proposed megafight between Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather Jr. was thrown into jeopardy yesterday with a demand by Mayweather's camp that the fighters be subjected to Olympic-type drug testing in the weeks leading up to the bout.
Mayweather's manager said the fight would not go on if Pacquiao didn't agree to blood testing under standards followed by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
"There is no fight without Olympic-style random drug testing," Leonard Ellerbe said.
Mayweather's camp claims it was told Pacquiao would not agree to have his blood tested within 30 days of the fight because of personal superstitions. But Pacquiao's trainer, Freddie Roach, said he could live with some testing, as long as it wasn't too close to the fight and wasn't overly intrusive.