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article imagePacquiao challenges NSAC to impose sanction against Mayweather

By Leo Reyes     Sep 11, 2015 in Sports
Filipino boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao has called on the Nevada Sports Athletic Commission (NSAC) to impose appropriate sanctions against Floyd Mayweather for using a banned intravenous procedure a day before their May 2 fight in Las Vegas, Nev.
Pacquiao issued the call after the United States Anti-Doping agency (USADA) discovered that intravenous injection was administered on Mayweather without prior approval from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC).
The mixture of saline and multi-vitamins administered on Mayweather are not illegal drugs but they are prohibited when injected intravenously, in accordance with the guidelines of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
According to Thomas Hauser of, sample collection agents of USADA found evidence of an IV being administered on Mayweather a day before the fight.
"I am happy that the truth came out. I was vindicated. Before, the Mayweather camp had been accusing me of using PED. Look what happened, he is the one who is not following the rules of the Nevada State Athletic Association," Pacquiao said.
Pacquiao recalled that he also asked NSAC permission to use a USADA-approved pain killer before he fought Mayweather, but his request was turned down. He said he was in pain starting in the fourth round but he had to go on for the sake of the fans.
“Bakit three weeks after the fight lumabas ang exemption? Ano, may itinatago? (Why did it take three weeks for the exemption to come out? Are they hiding something?) For the sake of fairness and for the good of the sport, NSAC must be consistent. Kung kailangang mag-impose ng (if there is a need to impose) appropriate sanction dapat gawin ng (it should be done by) NSAC to sustain its credibility and to show to the world na wala itong (that there is no) preferential treatment na ibinibigay sa (that will be given to) the Mayweather camp,” Pacquiao said
Pacquiao isn't considering a lawsuit following the disclosure by NSAC with regards to the unauthorized IV use by Mayweather, but he said he wants a rematch when he's done with his shoulder rehab and it should be based on a fair and equitable arrangement.
"It is alright if Mayweather gets a bigger share of the purse but in other aspects there should be fairness," Pacquiao said.
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