Category: BOXING WAR ON PED

Yuriorkis Gamboa Tests Positive for Being a Modern Athlete

Yuriorkis Gamboa Tests Positive for Being a Modern Athlete

By Gabriel Montoya , maxboxing news “The word doping is probably derived from the Dutch word dop, the name of an alcoholic beverage made of grape skins used by Zulu warriors in order to enhance their prowess in battle. The term became current around the turn of the 20th century, originally referring to illegal drugging […]

Peterson vs. Holt: Another Bad Precedent for Boxing?

Peterson vs. Holt: Another Bad Precedent for Boxing?

  By Gabriel Montoya , MAXBOXING NEWS Ever since Floyd Mayweather Jr. first requested Manny Pacquiao join him in undergoing drug testing (more stringent than state commission protocols) during their respective training camps three years ago, “Let the regulators regulate,” has been the cry of those opposing the independent PED-testing movement. But as 2012 moves […]

Boxing’s PED Problem: Where do we go from here?

Boxing’s PED Problem: Where do we go from here?

  By Gabriel Montoya , MAXBOXING NEWS Three years ago, Floyd Mayweather Jr. said in action what nowadays everyone knows and is for the most part still afraid to say: Our favorite sport, boxing, has a drug problem. For years, we’ve ignored it. Like that person who unbeknownst to them marries an alcoholic and ignores […]

Donaire leads boxing into the future

Donaire leads boxing into the future

  By Gabriel Montoya, Maxboxing News Since July of 2012, Nonito Donaire, 30-1, 19 KOs, has been showing the boxing world he is a truly clean athlete. When the super bantamweight champion signed up to join to be the inaugural fighter in the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association’s state-of-the-art 24/7/365 year-round anti-doping program, he began sending a […]

Boxing’s biggest problem needs Bob Arum’s help

Boxing’s biggest problem needs Bob Arum’s help

By Gabriel Montoya , MaxBoxing News “Peak performances without doping are a fairytale, my friend.” -Angel “Memo” Heredia in 2009 What a difference a year makes. Last November, Top Rank promoter Bob Arum had a problem. In the lead-up to Pacquiao-Marquez 3, HBO’s Pay-Per-View infomercial “24/7” featured Marquez’ strength and conditioning coach, Angel Hernandez in […]

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