Originally Posted by Michael300
Please excuse my ignorance here, the whole drugs in sport thing is not an area I know much about!
When you say JMM was juiced up what do you mean?
Don't the tests pick this up?
I must admit he looks a lot biggger and ripped than I'm used to, but isn't this just a case of him being at his peak before he becomes more drawn and dehydrated leading up to the weigh in?
Standard boxing testing is worthless and will only catch a) people who **** up their cycle b) people using things like diuretics to cut weight before the weigh in c) people who use recreational drugs. This is why there is a call for much better testing in boxing, because as it is it's nothing more than a token gesture.
For the 3rd fight against Pacquiao, Marquez hired a new S&C coach. This coach then turned out to be a self confessed PED expert and dealer who has provided drugs to some of the biggest athletes in sport. In fact, he only avoided prison because he turned witness and testified against people he'd worked with.
Here's an interview with the guy, makes interesting reading: