In light of an article by Thomas Hauser for SBNation that raised issues surrounding drug testing procedure prior to Floyd Mayweather’s victory over Manny Pacquiao, Mayweather released a statement to the press.
Hauser’s revelations came on the week of Mayweather’s ‘final’ fight Saturday night against Andre Berto. Mayweather responded by stating:
“As already confirmed by the USADA Statement, I did not commit any violations of the Nevada or USADA drug testing guidelines. I follow and have always followed the rules of Nevada and USADA, the gold standard of drug testing.
“Let’s not forget that I was the one six years ago who insisted on elevating the level of drug testing for all my fights. As a result, there is more drug testing and awareness of its importance in the sport of boxing today than ever before.
“I am very proud to be a clean athlete and will continue to champion the cause.”