USADA Refuses to Admit Superior Steroid Testing Protocol of Competitor VADA

When the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association (VADA) announced that Light Welterweight boxing champion Lamont Peterson had tested positive for the anabolic steroid testosterone, it was a major victory for the new anti-doping organization. VADA has championed the use of a specific type of anti-doping screening test over the more commonly used testosterone:epitestosterone (T:E) ratio test. Peterson would have likely avoided detection if his urine had been screened only using the T:E ratio test. [Read more…]


Lamont Peterson Fails Steroid Test Before Bout with Amir Khan

Boxer Lamont Peterson, the defending WBA and IBF Light Welterweight Champion, has tested positive for the use of the anabolic steroid testosterone in advance of his rematch against Amir Khan. Ironically, it was Peterson who requested that Khan agree to random blood and urine testing administered by the Voluntary Anti-Doping Agency (VADA) in the build up to the May 19, 2012 rematch. [Read more…]


Usain Bolt Falsely Linked to Steroid Dealer

Ricky Simms, the manager for the “world’s fastest man” Usain Bolt, has vehemently denied internet rumors that have linked Bolt to an admitted steroid dealer. The rumor was given strength when Deadspin falsely linked Bolt to Angel “Memo” Heredia in a headline entitled “What Do Usain Bolt And Juan Manuel Marquez Have In Common? They Train With The Same Admitted Steroids Dealer.” [Read more…]


Supplements Just as Effective as Steroids Says Boxing Promoter

Bob Arum, the founder and CEO of boxing promotion company Top Rank,  recently made the incredulous claim that anabolic steroids are no longer used in the sport of boxing. The boxing promoter asserted that dietary supplements now provide all of the benefits of steroids without any of the negative side effects such as roid rage. [Read more…]


Victor Conte Suspicious of Former Steroid Dealer Working with Juan Manuel Marquez

BALCO founder Victor Conte recently introduced some additional steroid drama to the world of professional boxing after watching an episode of “24/7: Pacquiao-Marquez”. The HBO reality series features Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao as they train for a rematch taking place in Las Vegas on November 12, 2011. Several people, including boxers Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Shane Mosely and Oscar de la Hoya have suggested that Pacquiao may have used anabolic steroids. Now, Victor Conte has raised suspicions about the possible use of steroids by Marquez. [Read more…]


Steroids Don’t Work According to South Africa Drug-Free Sports

Khalid Galant, the CEO for the South Africa Institute for Drug-Free Sport, has announced plans to increase the organization’s anti-steroid education programs in the sport of boxing. His message to boxers – steroids don’t work. The performance enhancing benefits of steroids have little impact on boxing performance according to Galant. [Read more…]


Anabolic Steroids Contributed to Boxer’s Death According to Commission

The Arkansas Athletic Commission concluded that a boxer’s use of anabolic steroids may have contributed to his death after a January boxing match. Anthony Jones was knocked out by Quincy Palmer during a heavyweight boxing match on January 29, 2011 in Benton, Arkansas. Jones showed obvious signs of impairment in a videotape of the bout. However, the commission’s ringside doctor did not recognize the existence of a life-threatening emergency. Jones was sent to the hospital in an ambulance as a precaution. The 28-year old amateur boxer died of multiple organ failure and cardiac arrest at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS). [Read more…]


Floyd Mayweather Allows His Trainer to Throw Steroid Accusations at Amir Khan

Floyd Mayweather Jr. has become almost as well-known for his penchant for making steroid accusations against Manny Pacquiao as he is for his boxing prowess in the ring. Recently, he was asked about possible steroid use by boxer Amir Khan. [Read more…]


Oscar De La Hoya Apologizes to Manny Pacquiao for Steroid Allegations

Oscar De La Hoya and Richard Schaefer have apologized for suggesting that boxer Manny Pacquiao may have used performance-enhancing drugs such as anabolic steroids. De La Hoya and Schaefer are the President and Chief Executive Officer of Golden Boy Promotions. Pacquiao had filed a defamation lawsuit against De La Hoya, Schaefer, boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his father Floyd Mayweather Sr. in response to the steroid allegations. [Read more…]


Shane Mosely and Floyd Mayweather Steroid Accusations Against Manny Pacquiao

Manny Pacquiao has repeatedly been accused of using anabolic steroids by his opponents and his many detractors. Floyd Mayweather Jr. and his good friend rapper Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson have taken to Twitter to accuse Pacquiao of steroid use.

“50 Cent” had accused boxer Manny Pacquiao of using anabolic steroids in a series of messages posted on Twitter in March while hanging out with Floyd Mayweather to promote his new film, “Things Fall Apart”, at the Miami Film Festival.

A much anticipated “super fight” between Mayweather and Pacquiao was originally delayed last year after Mayweather insisted on “Olympic-style” steroid testing. Mayweather has repeatedly avoided fighting with Pacquiao often citing some version of his steroid accusations as his reason. [Read more…]