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Andre Ward: Boxing Needs Olympic Style Drug Tests

On Saturday, the 2004 gold medal winning boxer Andre Ward defeated Arthur Abraham in a semi-final battle for Showtime’s Super Six tournament live from the Home Depot Center in Carson, California. Ward dominated the fight from opening to closing bell. However, instead of enjoying his recent win, Ward turned his attention to another hot topic in Boxing, Olympic Style Drug Tests. On Sunday, Ward made the following comments about these tests to BoxingScene.com:

“I think it’s something that should be implemented in every big fight. That way there is no confusion about who’s playing on an even playing field.”

Andre Ward agrees with Mayweather Jr.,
Boxing needs Olympic Style drug tests
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Ward’s comments sound eerily similar to another Olympic boxing medalist Floyd Mayweather Jr. In late 2009, Floyd Mayweather Jr. started accusing Manny Pacquiao of cheating and taking PEDs. Since then, he’s demanded Manny submit to Olympic Style Drug Testing. Fight Sports Examiner had several conversations with the USADA executive director Travis Tygart during this entire ordeal and Mr. Tygart supported that implementation of these tests. He never accused Manny of cheating but wanted the sport of Boxing to use a drug testing system that was more up to date instead of just urine tests that many state commissions still use.

Source: Examiner

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