Manny Pacquiao, famed Filipino boxer, is accused of using illegal substances and drugs by none other than Floyd Mayweather Sr. yet again, following his son’s twelve-round victory this past Saturday (Sunday in Philippine time) at the MGM Grand over Marcos Maidana as his sizeable fortune grew another $32 million.
Mayweather Sr. uttered their old accusation against Pacquiao while talking to a group of reporters after the fight. He mentions that, at one point of the Filipino boxer’s career, the dubbed ‘Pambansang Kamao’ used performance enhancing drugs.
Mayweather Sr. told Boxingscene.com that what Pacquiao did over these years was to fake people out, and had people think that he had been knocking somebody—his opponents—out .
When asked about who would impose a greater threat to his son in a possible future fight, he was made to choose between Pacquiao or fellow welter-weight Amir Khan. Mayweather Sr. chose the British star, stating that Khan is “faster” than Pacquiao.
“He wasn’t knocking no damn body out.” Mayweather Sr. said “All he did, like I said, he used drugs. That’s what he did.”
According to Pacquiao, the Mayweathers had accused him of using performance enhancing drugs causing the Filipino boxer to file a lawsuit against Mayweather and his group that includes Floyd Mayweather Sr., Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Uncle Roger back in 2009.
Pacquiao, however, then dropped the defamation lawsuit after reaching an out of court settlement with the family three years after.
After the confidential out of court settlement, the office of mediator, Daniel H. Weinstein, released a statement saying that Mayweather’s group wished to make it clear that they never had the intention to claim that Manny Pacquiao had ever used—or is using—performance enhancing drugs.
Both Mayweather Jr. and Pacquiao, who are considered to be the best pound-for-pound fighters in the boxing ring in the world, are yet to agree terms to fight.
references : GMAnetwork com, boxingscene com