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The Shadow:

"Is cortisone banned? If it is, I find that ridiculous. You can inject cortisone all day, but it won't make you a better athelete. You'll just end up with track marks.

If cortisone is a PED then so are antibiotics, becuase they help an athelete to recover from the flu quicker."


Don't know if it is, I just know it's part of a doping cocktail that supposedly allows you to recuperate faster.

Here's some information how Floyd Landis used it before winning the a Tour De France in '06. http://landiscase.wikispaces.com/Cortisone

Our man Lance allegedly tested positive for it in '99 but it was swept under the rug, much like they said they did with a Carl Lewis test in '88 or around that time.

And welcome to the discussion! Are you an athlete also?

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The Shadow:

"I think what you say there is why there really is no suspicion of Mayweather. I noticed that when he fought the Ghost that he was noticeably slower and not quite as crisp. The thing is though that when Floyd slows down, he is declining from a talent and skill level so far above everyone else's, that you almost miss it.

As far as him knocking out fighters earlier in his career, Floyd contrary to popular belief use to beat people to a pulp. However, he realized that to KO people he had to sit down and leave himself open to be countered. His style switched to a more protective style which has preserved him through the years. Up until the Maidana fight, you can make the argument that Floyd had been in only one real high pressure scrap in his entire career against Castillo. Cotto and De La Hoya were tough fights but neither would I classify as brawls that really take something out of guys.

I think people also miss out on the fact that being a KO artist takes something out of the guy throwing the bombs too. The amount of torque put on the shoulders, hips, calves, and feet to throw cinder block like punches is tremendous. You often hear of the hard hitting guys needing surgeries on their shoulders and knees late in their career because they have put so much pressure on them for so many years. Floyd has avoided that path as well."


Very, very good points. Of all accounts, they're meticulous about extending his career as much as possible. I think the same goes for B-Hop, he doesn't seem to be torquing with the same vigor. Wanna protect those joints.

Great, astute points all around! As usual.

Did any of you guys get a chance to read the German article?? If not, here are some out takes. Please share your thoughts:

"I read anything I could find about medicine, spoke with other athletes, and soon people were saying: Angel knows how it's done. He knows how to pass the tests. The first athletes began to ask me for advice. That's how it started, and at some point the trainer Trevor Graham asked me if I could help him. I explained to him how epo works, and I was in business."

"My father is a chemistry professor. I love chemistry, and I was an athlete. My role was an obsession. For example, I learned everything about testosterone: that there is a type of testosterone with a high half-life and another that works very quickly. I learned that you can rub it in, take it orally, inject it. It became a kick: I was allowed to work with the best of the best, and I made them even better."

"You want an example? Everyone talks about epo. Epo is fashionable. But without adding iron, epo only works half as well. That's the kind of thing you have to know. There are oxygen carriers that make epo work incredibly fast they are actually better than epo alone. I call my drug "Epo Boost." I inject it and it releases many tiny oxygen molecules throughout the body. In that way you increase the effect of epo by a factor of ten."

"There are tablets for the kidneys that block the metabolites of steroids, so when athletes give a urine sample, they don't excrete the metabolites and thus test negative. Or there is an enzyme that slowly consumes proteins - epo has protein structures, and the enzyme thus ensures that the B sample of the doping test has a completely different value than the A sample. Then there are chemicals that you take a couple of hours before the race that prevent acidification in the muscles. Together with epo they are an absolute miracle. I've created 20 different drugs that are still undetectable for the doping testers."

"I had one substance called actovison that increased blood circulation not detectable. That was good from a health standpoint and even better from a competitive standpoint. Then we had the growth factors IGF-1 and IGF-2. And epo. Epo increases the number of red blood cells and thus the transportation of oxygen, which is the key for every athlete: the athlete wants to recover quickly, keep the load at a constantly high level and achieve a constant performance."

"We have used creams that leave no trace and give the athlete a steadily higher testosterone levels."

"Yes, the only difference is the quality of the doping. Athletes with little money use simple steroids and hope they don't get tested. The stars earn 50,000 dollars a month, not including starting bonuses and shoe sponsorship contracts. The very best invest 100,000 dollars I'll then build you a designer drug that can't be detected."

"Designer drugs are composed of several different chemicals that trigger the desired reaction. At the end of the chain I change one or two molecules in such a way that the entire structure is undetectable for the doping testers."

"What's happening now is laughable. It's a token. They should save their money or give it to me. I'll give it to the orphans of Mexico! There will be doping for as long as there is commercial sports, performance-related shoe contracts and television."

"Peak performances without doping are a fairytale, my friend."

"I believe we should authorize the use of epo, IGF and testosterone, as well as adrenaline and epitestosterone substances that the body produces itself. Simply for pragmatic reasons, because it is impossible to detect them, and also because of the fairness aspect."

"Track and field, swimming, cross-country skiing and cycling can no longer be saved. Golf? Not clean either. Soccer? Soccer players come to me and say they have to be able to run up and down the touchline without becoming tired, and they have to play every three days. Basketball players take fat burners amphetamines, ephedrin. Baseball? Haha. Steroids in pre-season, amphetamines during the games. Even archers take downers so that their arm remains steady. Everyone dopes."

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The Shadow:

"Shannon Briggs? Wilder? Tarver? Sam Sexton?Kali Meehan? Sprott? Malik Scott?

David Haye and Chisora are wankers for these last minute so called injuries"


Lol "wankers..."

Tiger Thompson is ready, so is Audley Harrison and Antonio Tarver. I don't see it, though. Would be a losing proposition. But it tells me people really don't worry about Tyson Fury.

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The Shadow:

"I have to agree with the author here as well, although there a couple things Maidana can do in the rematch to offset Mayweather. Step to the right to avoid the right counter and land his own overhand right. Come back to the left and constantly be changing angles. In addition, his head movement seemed nonexistent in the first fight, I might be wrong. And last but not least, Maidana could improve his stamina, and Robert Garcia should implore his fighter between rounds, as he did in the in the Broner fight."

Improve his stamina? Man, you're asking a lot, brother! Ain't no way in hell he can get any better stamina than he had the last time.

Marcos Maidana coulda rode with Marco Pantani that night. He coulda ran a marathon. He took so many vicious body blows from the first round on yet didn't really slow down until the 8th round.

He was in amazing shape.

Pretty sure he could've done this: (scroll to 0:39)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4eimoSheog

Unbelievable condition!! Lol

Good tips. Let's see if he can implement it. One thing he has going for him is that he has no regard, reverence or respect for Floyd Mayweather.

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deepwater2:

"According to England's leading sports publication, Tyson Fury will appear on Saturday's card against TBA. His management is frantically seeking a sacrificial lamb.



As for those that purchased advance tickets, can they get a full or partial refund? What's the rule here?"




Shannon Briggs? Wilder? Tarver? Sam Sexton?Kali Meehan? Sprott? Malik Scott?



David Haye and Chisora are wankers for these last minute so called injuries

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Carmine Cas:

I have to agree with the author here as well, although there a couple things Maidana can do in the rematch to offset Mayweather. Step to the right to avoid the right counter and land his own overhand right. Come back to the left and constantly be changing angles. In addition, his head movement seemed nonexistent in the first fight, I might be wrong. And last but not least, Maidana could improve his stamina, and Robert Garcia should implore his fighter between rounds, as he did in the in the Broner fight.

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ArneK.:

According to England's leading sports publication, Tyson Fury will appear on Saturday's card against TBA. His management is frantically seeking a sacrificial lamb.

As for those that purchased advance tickets, can they get a full or partial refund? What's the rule here?

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Radam G:

"Give us an X Ray Delboy. Either you broke it or Fury put the frighteners on you. Which one will it prove to be?"

Tyson "Fists of" Fury put some serious fright in Delboy. Hehehe! He can't handle the truth.

Tyson said that he was going to make Delboy his "bytch and a sleeping ugly." OMG! That scared da hebejeebeez outta Delboy. WTF is a "sleeping ugly?" Hehe! Holla!

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deepwater2:

Floyd by UD. The ref will give warnings and take points as soon as MM gets inside and gets a bit rough in there. MM will not be able to use the Everlast MX gloves this time either. I hope MM can make it a good fight but Floyd will have his game-plan and the Ref will be breaking them quick and often. It looks like Floyd and Manny might be taking easier bouts this time around; Are they saving themselves for the Spring? Could we see the fight the world wants to see?

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Radam G:

Wow! Duran was one super bad mofu. He is in the top p4p for every performing discipline of the game. Maybe he could have been a 100-0 if he could've controlled that drinking and eating. Holla!

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ArneK.:

I agree with FL for the simple reason that throughout history the greatest of the greats have been lethal in rematches.

Regarding Floyd's fights with Jose Luis Castillo, I won't argue that Floyd was better in the second meeting than in the first, but -- for whatever it's worth -- the scorecards tell a different story.

Using FL's logic, Vernon Forrest should have avenged his loss to Ricardo Mayorga. I scored the rematch for Forrest, but it was plain that Forrest just wasn't well-equipped to handle Mayorga's swarming style.

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Skibbz:

Give us an X Ray Delboy. Either you broke it or Fury put the frighteners on you. Which one will it prove to be?

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Skibbz:

The only way to kick PEDs out of the sport is for fighter's to be contained and train under complete scrutiny. Otherwise there will always be a way for PEDs to find their way into the fighter's system. Some form of PED or other has been in use since the beginning of the sport.

There are new methods coming into science which will be able to find even the smallest trace of any substance you want in the system, but unfortunately it's not commercially viable at this stage and not being used.

But remember, money talks and it doesn't sing or dance. If there are benefits, then risks will be minimised and fighter's will continue to use anything to get a leg up on their opponent. It isn't even always the fighter, sometimes their manager, promoter or a friend will give them something to aid their nutrition... to sort out their sores and help mend their muscles... The sport is cleaning up and becoming tighter but the gaping holes are still there and not patched up... And it's not going to change for a long time.

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oubobcat:

"On a gentleman bet, I bet that Bam Bam convincingly whup Chaves's arse. Bam Bam has always been a welterweight sweated down to lightweight. He's now where he should've been years ago. Holla!"

Gentleman bet it is...I will say this too. I have been looking forward to this fight since it was made. I don't see anyway that these two are not exchanging leather from round one. It will be a fun one to say the least.

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Skibbz:

I just spoke with Artie and he matched what Vadim said, he did say that he's not meeting answering machines when calling about Ruslan which is a good sign too. When I get more word I'll let you guys know.

Also all those names RG just mentioned reminded me that the Lightweight division is my favourite...

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redox:

"

A guy like him would/could benefit tremendously from recovery drugs, like cortisone, the stuff Conte was feeding Tim Montgomery (insulin) and that IGF-1 stuff.


"


Is cortisone banned? If it is, I find that ridiculous. You can inject cortisone all day, but it won't make you a better athelete. You'll just end up with track marks.

If cortisone is a PED then so are antibiotics, becuase they help an athelete to recover from the flu quicker.

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Radam G:

"I think it does in this case though. Rios fought most his career at 135 and even lower at times. He has just recently come up to 140 and now 147. Chaves is not a guy who started his career at say Jr. Welterweight and moved up. He has never fought below Welterweight and even ventured into Jr. Middleweight territory. And Chaves is a big puncher. I think this is going to be a good one but the power and strength of Chaves will break Rios down round by round. This is not going toe to toe with Mike Alvarado, Chaves is bigger and hits harder. In a thriller, I see Chaves winning by stoppage."

On a gentleman bet, I bet that Bam Bam convincingly whup Chaves's arse. Bam Bam has always been a welterweight sweated down to lightweight. He's now where he should've been years ago. Holla!

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Radam G:

"We've all seen the "unique" - let's call it that - picture of a naked Bernard Hopkins hitting the speedbag wearing only flip flops.

The report however is a fascinating read. It doesn't cover new ground per se but it does hammer home an important message oft forgotten.

Check it out:

http://espn.go.com/boxing/story/_/page/bodyhopkinsqa/veteran-boxing-champion-bernard-hopkins-strips-espn-magazine-body-issue

PS - Hopkins' walk-around is detailed. Radam should like this."


Nice stuff! B-Hop got it right a few years ago. It took his trainer Genie Naazim a near-death stroke and a couple of years. But now he is off that processed-food jive. And staying healthy and alive.

You eat right, your stays tight. You'll look outta sight. And your medical bills and your arse will be light. Holla!

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deepwater2:

I used to chat with him years back. He actually used to box and knew what he was talking about. Did he write too many negative article on The Shadow Al Haymon? Maybe Sam Watson photo bombed him and he couldn't take it anymore. He is probably in a undisclosed location shook up from the photo bomb.

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oubobcat:

"I'm going with Bam Bam. On Chaves, he is gonna put da silly slam. Chaves is a Thanksgiving in July turkey ham.

It is not much difference in the power between the divisions of lightweight and welterweight. Forever lightweights have been coming up to welter and weren't affected by the sting.

Those that jump out are Homicide Hank Armstrong, Roberto Duran, Sweet Pea Whitaker, Big Money Oscar, Sugar Shane Mosley and Money May. Bam Bam is not in their league, but I don't wanna name the little knowns. Holla!"


I think it does in this case though. Rios fought most his career at 135 and even lower at times. He has just recently come up to 140 and now 147. Chaves is not a guy who started his career at say Jr. Welterweight and moved up. He has never fought below Welterweight and even ventured into Jr. Middleweight territory. And Chaves is a big puncher. I think this is going to be a good one but the power and strength of Chaves will break Rios down round by round. This is not going toe to toe with Mike Alvarado, Chaves is bigger and hits harder. In a thriller, I see Chaves winning by stoppage.

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The Shadow:

Epic boxing post. This will surely take the top prize.

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Radam G:

I'm going with Bam Bam. On Chaves, he is gonna put da silly slam. Chaves is a Thanksgiving in July turkey ham.

It is not much difference in the power between the divisions of lightweight and welterweight. Forever lightweights have been coming up to welter and weren't affected by the sting.

Those that jump out are Homicide Hank Armstrong, Roberto Duran, Sweet Pea Whitaker, Big Money Oscar, Sugar Shane Mosley and Money May. Bam Bam is not in their league, but I don't wanna name the little knowns. Holla!

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The Good Doctor:

This sounds weird, but I hope for Rios sake, that Chaves crushes him to the point that possibility of the Provodnikov fight is off. Rios has shown me that he is a one dimensional hype job. He does not hit hard, he has no defense, and Garcia is doing nothing to help this kid. He has taken beatings whether in victory or defeat from Alvarado twice, Pac, and Abril. His pressure style is more to his detriment than his advantage and if he fights Ruslan, it could end up being a life altering fight. Provodnikov basically rearranged Algieri's face with one punch, imagine a guy taking punches like that for twelve rounds.

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Radam G:

"



A question for Radam: how does one do four sessions a day?!"




"Ain't nuffin' to it. But to do it. Mind over matter! Fo'get da chit chatter!"



He does it that way. The mental controls the physical. Always have. Always will. Boksing is a mental game.



Money May is just doing old skool. Nothing special. Just KI$$ -- keeping it $imply $weet or keep in $hape, $on! Holla!

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oubobcat:

I love the fight but before we can seriously think about it Rios has a tough challenge in front of him next week. How about Provodnikov faces the winner of Rios-Chaves?

One thing not being discussed a lot but should be is how much bigger a man that Chaves is than Rios. Rios fought much of his career around Jr. Lightweight and Lightweight. Only recently did he come to Jr. Welterweight and then to Welterweight (well 145) for his last fight against Pacquiao. Chavez has fought primarily his whole career at Welterweight and even ventured some to Jr. Middleweight.

We all know Rios likes to exchange and is more than willing to take a few punches to give a few of his own. But in the past he was absorbing punches from Lightweight and Jr. Welterweights. Chaves is a big punching Welterweight. How will Rios respond if he gets in an exchange and gets hit flush by a big natural hard punching Welterweight? Will Rios' power be the same at 147 against a natural Welterweight? Personally, I favor Chaves and think he pulls the upset. He takes Rios' punches better than Rios takes his and gets a stoppage.

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The Good Doctor:

"The interesting thing about him is that his athletic performance, output, punching power -- things that are aided by performance-enhancing agents -- have been in a noticeable, if not steep decline as he moved up in weight and aged.

Nowadays, he essentially beats guys by limiting their punch outputs while hitting them once in a while. Remember, he had an extraordinary KO rate at super feather. Once he got to welterweight fighting guys significantly bigger than him, he wasn't stopping anyone anymore.

Then there's the work rate. He stopped throwing combinations, electing to only do 1-2s for the most part. He's very economical. So in that sense, there aren't really any red flags; he beats guys in a similar to Bernard Hopkins by lulling them to sleep.

He even looks older these days, like he suddenly aged a few years since getting out of jail. Look at his face when he fought Cotto and now.

As far as Xylocaine goes, that's not illegal. Muhammad Ali used to get his hands shot full of numbing stuff.

Now, if he suddenly were to blast guys out starting next year, I'd be extremely suspicious of him, too. But there has been no sudden fluctuation either way in performance; it's just been a consistent erosion that he makes up for with experienceplus his ATG hand-eye coordination, timing, anticipation and in-ring IQ. (No drugs exist for that; only experience and teaching.)

Then you look at a guy like Andre Berto fighting at a certain level, gets popped and then loses to everything in sight, including a completely overmatched (by "normal" Berto standards) Jesus Soto-Karass. It's not an accident.

While nothing in his performance stands out, there is one thing that puzzles me about Mayweather however: his ability to do 4-a-days, especially as frail as he is. That's abnormal. While he's raised with that military-like regimen, it is still pretty hefty at age 37.

A guy like him would/could benefit tremendously from recovery drugs, like cortisone, the stuff Conte was feeding Tim Montgomery (insulin) and that IGF-1 stuff.

By comparison, most guys, from what I hear, do two-a-days.

A question for Radam: how does one do four sessions a day?!"



I think what you say there is why there really is no suspicion of Mayweather. I noticed that when he fought the Ghost that he was noticeably slower and not quite as crisp. The thing is though that when Floyd slows down, he is declining from a talent and skill level so far above everyone else's, that you almost miss it.

As far as him knocking out fighters earlier in his career, Floyd contrary to popular belief use to beat people to a pulp. However, he realized that to KO people he had to sit down and leave himself open to be countered. His style switched to a more protective style which has preserved him through the years. Up until the Maidana fight, you can make the argument that Floyd had been in only one real high pressure scrap in his entire career against Castillo. Cotto and De La Hoya were tough fights but neither would I classify as brawls that really take something out of guys.

I think people also miss out on the fact that being a KO artist takes something out of the guy throwing the bombs too. The amount of torque put on the shoulders, hips, calves, and feet to throw cinder block like punches is tremendous. You often hear of the hard hitting guys needing surgeries on their shoulders and knees late in their career because they have put so much pressure on them for so many years. Floyd has avoided that path as well.

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The Shadow:

"I don't see the comparison's to Ricardo Lopez. Lopez was a different breed to me, a once in a generation special fighter.

To me, Lopez possessed all the attributes of an all time great but never really got the proper recognition due to the weight class he fought in most of his career. He was almost perfect in his ring technique during his prime and rarely got hit. As a matter of fact, some would argue during his prime he was perfect. I can't remember him being hit clean very often during his prime.

I remember a fight back in March of 1997 against Mongkol Chareon. Lopez was dominating as usual but Chareon was tough as nails and would not go away. Anyway, I can't remember which round but it was later in the fight when Chareon caught Lopez with a flush hard punch. I almost fell out of my chair as I could not recall anyone ever landing clean on Lopez until that moment. And the real funny part was Lopez came back to his corner after the round and apologized for getting hit.

Lopez was not only a great defensive fighter but what made him so special was that he was aggressive in so many of his fights. He knew the exact right times to throw, at the correct range and right angles to hand and be unable to be countered by his opponents. He was not bring to watch at all and fought in a style that most others would take a lot of punches. But Lopez almost never got hit clean during his prime.

Not to mention, as pointed out in the article, Lopez also possessed one punch power. He was as close to a "perfect" fighter as they come.

Rigo is very good but he is no Lopez. Then again, I don't think we will ever see another fighter like Lopez again."


Lovely post and breakdown of Finito. Apologizing for getting hit is hilarious.

That said, like Radam says, I think Rigo is even better. The Cuban is a once-in-a-lifetime talent.

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Radam G:

"I see that people on here are accusing everyone but one name that is absent is the Mayweather name.

Boxing writer Thomas Hauser broke a story years ago that Floyd failed 3 drug tests but got waivers. It would be interesting to dig up that article.

Again is Floyd on TRT? Is Floyd tested randomly during the year of just in camp when he can control it?"


As I've said ur quadrillion times, they are all on roids and PEDs. It just depends on the degree and legality. It's pure CRAZY to think that none of them are not. And it is crazy to think that a bringing-in-BIG-MOOLAH-to-the-economy draw like Money May would not be forgiven for a few hiccups and beating his babies mommas' @$$e$.

True DAT! True DAT! Money May -- among others -- have failed tests. But, of course, Money got waivers. Nobody should expect anything LESS -- ESPECIALLY in Sin City. You have to have PITY! The ratio was even moved up to protect Mayweather Claus and his reindeers -- I mean stable of fighters who fail regularly. But are given a slap on the wrist. What will red-nose Rudolph -- I mean crack-taking Uncle Roger -- do if the powers that be become seriously righteous. Hehehe! He won't have anybody to do the mitts with.

Nobody and dey neighbor are coming clean and cracking down on roids and PEDs. Entrepreneurs, hotels, casinos, cons, crooks, the corrupted po-po, gettin' paid-off doctors, gamblers, pimps and hos gotta get PAID.

Ev'ybodee and dey momma need to chillax. On dat syet, these muthasuckas don't even pay tax. And that is FATE! Anything else is too late. Holla!

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The Shadow:

"I see that people on here are accusing everyone but one name that is absent is the Mayweather name.

Boxing writer Thomas Hauser broke a story years ago that Floyd failed 3 drug tests but got waivers. It would be interesting to dig up that article.

Again is Floyd on TRT? Is Floyd tested randomly during the year of just in camp when he can control it?"


The interesting thing about him is that his athletic performance, output, punching power -- things that are aided by performance-enhancing agents -- have been in a noticeable, if not steep decline as he moved up in weight and aged.

Nowadays, he essentially beats guys by limiting their punch outputs while hitting them once in a while. Remember, he had an extraordinary KO rate at super feather. Once he got to welterweight fighting guys significantly bigger than him, he wasn't stopping anyone anymore.

Then there's the work rate. He stopped throwing combinations, electing to only do 1-2s for the most part. He's very economical. So in that sense, there aren't really any red flags; he beats guys in a similar to Bernard Hopkins by lulling them to sleep.

He even looks older these days, like he suddenly aged a few years since getting out of jail. Look at his face when he fought Cotto and now.

As far as Xylocaine goes, that's not illegal. Muhammad Ali used to get his hands shot full of numbing stuff.

Now, if he suddenly were to blast guys out starting next year, I'd be extremely suspicious of him, too. But there has been no sudden fluctuation either way in performance; it's just been a consistent erosion that he makes up for with experienceplus his ATG hand-eye coordination, timing, anticipation and in-ring IQ. (No drugs exist for that; only experience and teaching.)

Then you look at a guy like Andre Berto fighting at a certain level, gets popped and then loses to everything in sight, including a completely overmatched (by "normal" Berto standards) Jesus Soto-Karass. It's not an accident.

While nothing in his performance stands out, there is one thing that puzzles me about Mayweather however: his ability to do 4-a-days, especially as frail as he is. That's abnormal. While he's raised with that military-like regimen, it is still pretty hefty at age 37.

A guy like him would/could benefit tremendously from recovery drugs, like cortisone, the stuff Conte was feeding Tim Montgomery (insulin) and that IGF-1 stuff.

By comparison, most guys, from what I hear, do two-a-days.

A question for Radam: how does one do four sessions a day?!

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The Shadow:

This is in German but I still think this is an interesting read. Google will guide you.

http://www.spiegel.de/spiegel/a-571031.html

There's a documentary on YouTube where our friend injects himself with EPO to demonstrate. It's not subtitled though -- Germans love to dbu, it's so annoying lol -- so it's hard to hear him. Bet the visual in itself is powerful.

What's crazy is the stuff can be bought over-the-counter! He says it should be legalized. Now change of heart? Really? OK.

That said, I'm sure some guys do use S&C guys' methods to improve their training naturally.

What do you guys think of what he says in the article?

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THE LOTIERZO LOWDOWN Why Maidana Will Be Easier For Mayweather This Time

When the swarmer/attacker legitimately loses to the boxer or better technician the first time, and this applies to the first Mayweather-Maidana fight, the rematch is usually a rerun and easier for the boxer. Conversely, when the swarmer beats the boxer the first time, it's not out of the ordinary for the boxer to win the rematch. Two of the most high profile boxer vs. swarmer/fighter match-ups in history unfolded just that way. "Smokin" Joe Frazier conclusively beat Muhammad Ali in the "Fight Of The Century" back in March of 1971. However,...

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Patrick Hyland: "I Can't Wait To Work With DiBella and Become Another Of His World Champs"

PATRICK HYLAND MEET AND GREET QUOTES SET TO HEADLINE UPCOMING BROADWAY BOXING CARD THIS WEDNESDAY AT B.B. KING BLUES CLUB & GRILL New York, NY (7/21/14) - Earlier this evening, DiBella Entertainment (DBE) held a meet and greet for newly signed top-rated featherweight contender and former world title challenger Patrick "The Punisher" Hyland (27-1, 12KO's), of Ireland, at Mercury Bar East in East midtown Manhattan. The exciting featherweight will be making his official NYC debut when he headlines DBE's upcoming Broadway Boxing card...

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The Historic Fifth Crown: Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, 2015

In 1988, Sugar Ray Leonard defeated Donny Lalonde and was handed two world championships for the price of none. HBO’s Larry Merchant sniffed at this. After a post-fight studio discussion with Leonard, he turned to us. “You may have noticed I made no reference to Sugar Ray Leonard winning his fourth and fifth world championships. This may be the sincerest form of flattery because the promoters have invented three titles for every two pounds. The fallout is that the word ‘champion’ means less than the fighter, who is or isn’t...

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Tyson Will Present Holyfield, At Evanders' Induction Into Nevada Hall of Fame

MIKE TYSON TO PRESENT EVANDER HOLYFIELD FOR INDUCTION TO NEVADA BOXING HALL OF FAME FORMER FIERCE RIVALS TOGETHER ON STAGE AT THE NEW TROPICANA, LAS VEGAS AUGUST 9 In what is surely the culmination of one of the unlikeliest reconciliations in boxing history, former Heayvweight Champion Mike Tyson will deliver the presenting speech for former Heavyweight Champ Evander Holyfield's induction into the Nevada Boxing Hall of Fame. Tyson will present Holyfield, and then following Holyfield's speech, will personally hand the NVBHOF Trophy to...

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200th ShoBox Runs Friday Night

SHOWTIME SPORTS® CELEBRATES LANDMARK 200TH TELECAST OF SHOBOX: THE NEW GENERATION WITH CLASSIC FIGHTS, DIGITAL CONTENT, GREATEST HITS COMPILATIONS & MORE Four-Fight Telecast This Friday, July 25, LIVE On SHOWTIME® To view/share this video please visit: http://s.sho.com/1qOVtMx NEW YORK (July 21, 2014) – SHOWTIME Sports® will celebrate its upcoming milestone 200th edition of ShoBox: The New Generation with a four-fight telecast filled with tough matchups for promising prospects this Friday, July 25, live on SHOWTIME® (10...

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