Pacquiao dispute unlikely to be settled by deadline
NEW YORK -- Negotiations between representatives for
Both Top Rank promoter
Arum told SI.com that his principal complaint is the use of USADA as the testing administrators. Under USADA guidelines, both Pacquiao and Mayweather would be subject to random urine and blood testing at any time before the fight. Arum said he believed the USADA was "compromised" because of their relationship with Golden Boy and proposed that the Kansas City-based National Center for Drug Free Sport -- an agency that has been used by the NFL, NBA and MLB -- be charged with testing before the fight. That agency, Arum said, would limit the number of blood tests -- including no tests within 30 days of the event -- while being free to conduct urine tests at any time.
"We'll take a urine test as Manny is walking into the ring," said Arum. "I don't know what [Mayweather's team] are up to but the tests they are talking about are totally useless."
Schaefer is hoping that recent comments made by
"It's important [to Mayweather] that we have these blood tests," said Schaefer. "HGH [human growth hormone] cannot be detected in urine tests. New types of EPO are only detectable by blood tests. This is not about embarrassing anybody or Mayweather trying to get out of this fight. If Mayweather wanted out, there were plenty of other chances for him to do it. This is about being fair."