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Floyd Mayweather Says All Future Fights Should Have Random Drug Testing

by James Slater - Now that his super-fight with "Sugar" Shane Mosley is at long last signed and sealed, Floyd "Money" Mayweather has started giving interviews again. Speaking exclusively to SKY Sports yesterday, the soon-to-be-33-year-old had quite a lot to say - and not only about the upcoming May 1st fight we are all looking forward to.

Mayweather told Sky he is "very excited" about the fight, and that he has been hanging with members of his team, talking game-plans and tactics before he gets ready to go into camp. "Money" also spoke about the steroids Mosley was caught using, and how he feels all future fights should have to adhere to the random drug testing the May 1st fight is being fought under..

Also, inevitably, Mayweather was asked to speak about the man we all thought he would have been facing next, in Manny Pacquiao. Floyd refused to say much of anything about Pac-Man, though.

"I can't say what kind of condition Shane's going to be in, but of course I'm going to be in top condition," Mayweather said when asked about the upcoming fight. "It should be a great fight on May 1st. My main focus is Shane Mosley. In the past, he's been caught using steroids, steroids were found in his blood; but if he's down with taking random drug testing [for this fight] I'm with it all the way."

Mayweather was then asked if he feels strict and random drug testing should be enforced before all future boxing matches.

"Oh, absolutely - just to clean up the sport of boxing. To clean up all sports, period," he said. I've dominated the sport of boxing in a very, very clean way and in a very clean fashion."

It's no secret how the Mayweather clan, father Floyd Senior in particular, feel strongly Manny Pacquiao is taking illegal substances. Yesterday, Mayweather Junior point blank refused to even talk about Manny Pacquiao, however.

"Oh, I'm focused on nobody but Shane Mosley," Floyd said when asked if he thinks he could face Pacquiao next, if victorious on May 1st.

Giving it one more try to get Mayweather to give in and talk about Pac-Man, the interviewer asked him if the fight could still happen.

"My main focus is on Shane Mosley right now," Mayweather said with a little smile.

He would not be drawn. Still, Floyd did say something very interesting about the Mosley fight - regarding the bout's rematch clause.

"I never knew nothing about that [the rematch clause the interviewer said Mosley has got]," Floyd said. "You get it right the first time, then you don't have to worry about the second [fight]."

Confident words, but who asked for the rematch clause; Floyd or Shane?

Article posted on 07.02.2010



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