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Old 01-29-2013, 10:35 PM   #53
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Default Re: PED use in boxing - Is it particularly an American based problem?

Good thread, something with a bit of thought in it which is a change from the usual **** on here. I believe it is primarily a US thing these days, it's the culture of winning at all costs. That's where the big money is and where athletes feel they need every advantage. That's where unqualified guys like Conte set up shop to make some money. There's no scientific evidence for the efficacy of PED's, athletes don't know this and just assume they'll get an advantage based on anecdotes. This Gamboa situation.. he thought he was moving up to face Rios so maybe he thought he had to put on some mass. That would be the only reason for taking the things he's alleged to have taken. As an amateur he was the same explosive athlete so it'd be shame if he felt the need to take the stuff. Gamboa looked stiff and bloated in his last fight, I can't help but wonder if that has something to do with this emerging story..
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