Mosley gives Mayweather testing rights

THE contracts for the May 1 super-fight between "Pretty Boy" Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Shane "Sugar Shane" Mosley have been signed.

THE contracts for the May 1 super-fight between "Pretty Boy" Floyd "Money" Mayweather and Shane "Sugar Shane" Mosley have been signed.

In signing the deal, Mosley has given Mayweather complete control over drug testing to be implemented, apart from any testing required by the Nevada State Athletic Commission.

Mosley has signed a contract that says Mayweather can dictate the terms of the drug testing. Anything that Mayweather wants is all right, as long as he submits to the same requirements. There is no provision one way or another in the contract for public disclosure of the test results, although it is likely that the parties would be bound to report a positive test result to the Nevada commission.

The manner in which Mayweather chooses to implement this contract provision could reinforce or undermine his demand that Manny Pacquiao submit to random blood testing, a demand that subsequently led to the cancellation of their proposed March 13 super-bout.

It also raises a number of important issues about the Mayweather-Mosley fight and its legitimacy in the eyes of the public. One boxing insider, when told of the contract terms for the bout, said: "If Floyd does not demand the same stringent US Anti-Doping Agency testing by the agency of Mosley that he was demanding of Manny Pacquiao, it would look hypocritical at best." - SecondsOut.com

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