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Old 01-29-2013, 10:58 AM   #1
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Open the neat spreadsheet and scroll past the listing of local developers, prominent attorneys, and personal trainers. You'll find a lengthy list of nicknames: Mostro, Al Capone, El Cacique, Samurai, Yukon, Mohamad, Felix Cat, and D.R.


Then check out the main column, where their real names flash like an all-star roster of professional athletes with Miami ties: San Francisco Giants outfielder Melky Cabrera, Oakland A's hurler Bartolo Colón, pro tennis player Wayne Odesnik, budding Cuban superstar boxer Yuriorkis Gamboa, and Texas Rangers slugger Nelson Cruz. There's even the New York Yankees' $275 million man himself, Alex Rodriguez, who has sworn he stopped juicing a decade ago.


Read further and you'll find more than a dozen other baseball pros, from former University of Miami ace Cesar Carrillo to Padres catcher Yasmani Grandal to Washington Nationals star Gio Gonzalez. Notable coaches are there too, including UM baseball conditioning guru Jimmy Goins.


The names are all included in an extraordinary batch of records from Biogenesis, an anti-aging clinic tucked into a two-story office building just a hard line drive's distance from the UM campus. They were given to New Times by an employee who worked at Biogenesis before it closed last month and its owner abruptly disappeared. The records are clear in describing the firm's real business: selling performance-enhancing drugs, from human growth hormone (HGH) to testosterone to anabolic steroids.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:05 AM   #2
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Or consider Yuriorkis Gamboa, a rising boxing star who won a gold medal for Cuba in the 2004 Athens Olympics before defecting to Miami two years later. Gamboa has compiled a 22-0 record and has won WBA and IBF featherweight titles since coming to the States.

In the 2009 notebook, Bosch outlines an extensive program he was shipping to Gamboa. In addition to protein powders and calcium/magnesium/zinc compounds, he included a six-day-a-week HGH regime, IGF-1, and a cream with 20 percent testosterone.

What's more, Bosch even notes that Gamboa's next bout is scheduled against Brandon Rios the following April and writes, "Start clean-up Dec. 1" — presumably giving the boxer enough time to pass doping tests.
Pretty shocking stuff no?

Just one thing...the Rios fight was scheduled for the start of 2012 but the article talks about 2009/2010.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:07 AM   #3
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The concept of gamboa as a superstar is somehow more shocking than seeing he's on the roids.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:14 AM   #4
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jesus, another one. I guess it shouldn't be that surprising, but still...
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:41 AM   #5
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Pretty shocking stuff no?

Just one thing...the Rios fight was scheduled for the start of 2012 but the article talks about 2009/2010.
It's not shocking in the slightest. The sport is rife with steroids, I'd be surprised if any top fighter is actually clean.
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Is this a definite fact then? Shame if it is, he was/is one of my favourite fighters.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:16 PM   #7
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Pretty shocking stuff no?

Just one thing...the Rios fight was scheduled for the start of 2012 but the article talks about 2009/2010.
Could explain why he pulled out of the Rios bout??
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:34 PM   #8
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It's not shocking in the slightest. The sport is rife with steroids, I'd be surprised if any top fighter is actually clean.
Carefull now!!
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:40 PM   #9
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More top level sportsman are juicing than aren't in my opinion.

PED's should be legal anyway.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:48 PM   #10
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More top level sportsman are juicing than aren't in my opinion.

PED's should be legal anyway.
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Old 01-29-2013, 01:55 PM   #11
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Well why shouldn't they?
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:00 PM   #12
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More top level sportsman are juicing than aren't in my opinion.

PED's should be legal anyway.
So bouts cam be decided by who's got access to PEDS? What a great sport that'll be.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:03 PM   #13
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So bouts cam be decided by who's got access to PEDS? What a great sport that'll be.
How is it any different to bouts being decided by who has access to better coaching or better nutrition like it is now?
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Well why shouldn't they?
Because it violates the spirit of competition.
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Best edit that to "alleged doper".
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