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article imageMayweather, Pacquiao face $5M fine if tested positive for drugs

By Leo Reyes     Feb 17, 2015 in Sports
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao will be slapped a fine of $5 million each if either or both of them are found positive for use of illegal drugs before or immediately after their planned fight on May 2 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
While in his congressional office on Tuesday, Pacquiao disclosed that he proposed a fine of $5 million to be incorporated in the fight contract for anyone of them found positive for use of illegal drugs.
"I've no problem with drug testing. In fact, in the contract, I was the one who suggested the $5-million fine if one is tested positive for drugs. I was the one who inserted that because that’s needed," said Pacquiao.
Pacquiao explained that he pushed for a heavy fine because of Mayweather's allegations that he was using performance enhancing drugs, a charge that he vehemently denied.
Mayweather's allegations led to a lawsuit which Pacquiao's lawyers filed in a Nevada District Court in December 2009 for making defamatory and false statements against Mayweather and his father, Oscar de la Hoya and Richard Schaefer.
The lawsuit was later settled amicably after going through a mediation process that led to the parties issuing public apology in exchange for dropping the case.
Meanwhile, Mayweather, who visited New York last weekend to do some promotional appearances, has denied reports that he has already signed the contract for the planned May 2 fight saying that such report is nothing but rumors and speculations.
The unbeaten fighter was also seen buying expensive jewelry in a New York store before watching the recently-concluded NBA All-Star Game at the Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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