Floyd Mayweather accused of receiving banned IV fluids before Pacquiao match

Floyd Mayweather accused of receiving banned IV fluids before Pacquiao match

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. is getting ready to fight his last fight tonight. With that final match comes speculation that Mayweather may deserve a disqualification in his most recent match against Manny Pacquiao. A recent report made by SB Nation alleges that Mayweather may have had illegal intravenous fluids prior to the title match and some think this gave Mayweather an unfair advantage.

The IV mixture of saline and vitamins isn’t banned by the World Anti-Doping Agency guidelines but the intravenous method is against guidelines. According to reports, Floyd Mayweather Jr. received the fluids via IV on the night before the fight. Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett told SB Nation that an exemption given to Mayweather three weeks after the fight was granted by the Athletic Commission.

The irony in all of this is that Floyd Mayweather Jr. has insisted for years that Manny Pacquiao takes performance enhancing drugs. Mayweather was so convinced that Pacquiao takes PEDs that it is the reason the two champion boxers didn’t square up until 2015 .  The accusations resulted in a lawsuit and Mayweather paying out an undisclosed amount to Manny Pacquiao.

News that Floyd Mayweather Jr. may have broken some rules came about on Wednesday night when the undefeated boxer was scheduled for a news conference. Mayweather fights Andre Berto on Saturday night and hopes to end his career with a 49-0 record. So far, no one from Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s camp has commented on allegations that Mayweather may have received illegal IV fluids prior to fighting in his last match.