Earlier this week, reports came out, accusing Floyd Mayweather of basically cheating before his fight with Manny Pacquiao by using a banned IV the night before the showdown. Floyd claims he went through all the necessary steps to get permission and made a statement reiterating that he has never failed a drug test. The IV didn’t have any banned substances inside of it but the fact he took the solution in that manner is the alleged problem. Manny Pacquiao and his camp are all over the story, demanding a rematch.


Mayweather and the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) have both insisted the boxer’s actions were legal after it emerged he was injected with vitamins and minerals before the fight.

But Pacquiao questioned why USADA only informed the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) about the infusion three weeks after the bout, by which time Mayweather had already received a USADA exemption.

“Are they hiding something? For the sake of fairness and for the good of the sport, NSAC must be consistent,” he told reporters at his home in the southern Philippines. “If needed, the NSAC should impose the appropriate sanction to sustain its credibility and to show the world they did not give preferential treatment to the Mayweather camp,” he added.

Pacquiao also said he was treated unfairly because the Nevada body refused to let him use a USADA-approved painkiller for the fight, when he was carrying a shoulder injury.

“That is why I want a rematch. One without any injury and with fair play. No favouritism. Not one where the Mayweather camp gets to dictate all the terms and conditions,” he said.

Manny does have a point about that last thing. He was denied the right to take a pain killer but Floyd was “approved” to use an IV to help his body recover the night before, despite the method of using the IV is banned.

All of this is really just a reason for them to have a huge rematch that will result in another huge payday. Tonight will not be Floyd’s final fight.