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Arum wants blood tests for Pacquiao to be done by the WADA instead of the USADA

By Chris Williams: Manny Pacquiao’s promoter Bob Arum reportedly doesn’t want the USADA (United States Anti Doping Agency) to be the one to conduct the tests of Pacquiao for a bout against Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Instead, Arum wants the WADA (World Anti Doping Agency) to be the one that odes the testing. This runs counter to the wishes of Mayweather Jr. because he wants the USADA to do the testing for performance enhancing drugs. I knew this was too good to be true when I heard that Arum was on board with Pacquiao accepting the full random blood tests, but now with this I can’t see Mayweather agreeing with it so we’re right back to square one.

I don’t know why they even bothered. I’m reading that the WADA doesn’t even do the testing themselves. Supposedly they contract out to have the tests done by some other testing agency. What good is that? The USADA does it all. If I’m Mayweather, I’m not agreeing with this. It’s USADA or nothing.

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