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Old 05-18-2012, 09:47 PM   #1
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Why the **** not?

Boxing is a shambles at times and this is a prime example.

Moseley, Evan Fields, RJJ etc etc some of the biggest names

Why don't we have it? I believe it would help lend a bit more credibility to a sport getting damaged ATM.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:49 PM   #2
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Yes

and it should'nt even be up for debate
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:50 PM   #3
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:56 PM   #4
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Why don't we have it?


Andre Ward wanted random testing for the Froch fight and USADA told him it would cost him between $50,000 - $100,000 for 8 weeks of testing. How many fighters will be willing to pay that?
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Old 05-18-2012, 11:15 PM   #5
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Andre Ward wanted random testing for the Froch fight and USADA told him it would cost him between $50,000 - $100,000 for 8 weeks of testing. How many fighters will be willing to pay that?
We want VADA anyway
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:16 AM   #6
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Should have happened 20 years ago.......even after same day weigh ins were thrown aside as basic as the testing would have been.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:32 AM   #7
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VADA all the way.

Let's catch Floyd out first, Marion Jones stylee
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:33 AM   #8
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Yes, who cares if a few good fights get scrapped, the long term future of the sport will benefit from this
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:48 AM   #9
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Yes, who cares if a few good fights get scrapped, the long term future of the sport will benefit from this
Agreed.

Is this the reason fighters are out so infrequently nowadays? The need to cycle might be a factor?
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:49 AM   #10
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VADA all the way.

Let's catch Floyd out first, Marion Jones stylee
I'm not sure why you are certain that Floyds on something....For various reasons he's actually the last person I suspect
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:51 AM   #11
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Agreed.

Is this the reason fighters are out so infrequently nowadays? The need to cycle might be a factor?
I don't think so, I believe that the famed modern conditioning is to blame for that. Draining down to an unsustainable weight and ballooning up afterwards takes its toll. If fighters fought at their true weight then we'd see them out 4 -5 times a year.
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:52 AM   #12
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ive been a pro for 5 years, NEVER BEEN TESTED
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:56 AM   #13
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ive been a pro for 5 years, NEVER BEEN TESTED
Thats actually shocking.....did you get tested when you were playing football?
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Old 05-19-2012, 06:57 AM   #14
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ive been a pro for 5 years, NEVER BEEN TESTED
That's shocking. You have to wonder how many other pro's are in the same position?
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Old 05-19-2012, 07:02 AM   #15
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use to get tested 4 or 5 times a year in football, boxing is in the dark ages
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