Floyd Sr. accuses Pacquiao of doping

Floyd Mayweather Sr. thinks Manny Pacquiao might be on steroids. Bad Left Hook thinks Floyd Sr. should zip it. (Photo via www.boxnews.com.ua)

I believe he's on some type of supplements. I'm convinced about a lot of (boxers)," Mayweather Sr. said. "That's what they're doing right now. Everybody should be checked a little bit more thoroughly. Sometimes people know what's going on but they ain't saying nothing."

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"I don't think he can beat Lil' Floyd with steroids in him or not," Mayweather Sr. said. "He don't have that kind of talent. He don't have that kind of skill, whatever he has in him.

"I think they're pushing Pacquiao a little too much, even if he's got 'roids in his body. The steroids aren't going to make him no faster. It's going make him relentless and hit strong, but that's it. It ain't going to put no knowledge in your head."

Those are the reckless words of Floyd Mayweather Sr. in an interview with the Grand Rapids Press. I don't know how many people are aware, but even though he's long since moved out of the area, Grand Rapids is a media market that greatly encourages every Mayweather misstep, except maybe for Roger's stuff, I don't know. But Papa and Son Floyd are pretty well worshiped in Grand Rapids, similar to Kelly Pavlik and Jack Loew in Youngstown, OH. I guess when you're the only thing to come out of somewhere in a while, it happens.

Floyd is talking out of his ass, has no proof, and should probably shut up before he gets in trouble. These isn't an accusation you should throw around all willy-nilly.

Now that that part's out of the way...

Would it absolutely stun me if Manny Pacquiao did steroids? No. It wouldn't even surprise me. And let me explain what I'm saying there, so that the Pacquiao super fans don't go crazy over it.

It wouldn't surprise me to find out that ANY professional athlete has done them, is on them, or has just started his first batch of them. Steroids, HGH, blood doping like Shane Mosley did (note: Mosley continues to deny), it's sadly a part of sports.

For a long time, I was fairly dismissive of it all. Not because I thought the media were overdoing it, but because with baseball especially, I went, "Well, it happened, let's clean it up, let's move on." But it's not really moving on. Guys are getting popped all the time. Still. Now I'm kind of at the point where Major League Baseball and its turnip truck of guys headed to town to go to the "pharmacy" has all but disgusted me to the point where I don't care, but that's another story for another time, and we're here to talk about Manny Pacquiao.

So if Floyd Mayweather Sr. turned out to be some sort of Boxing Criswell and get one thing right in the last few years, it wouldn't be a huge shock to my system. That's just kind of the way it is.

But the important thing is this: Floyd Sr. is talking out of his ass. This is no different than the guy in the corner chair at the bar watching sports on TV, seeing someone muscular, and going off on a tangent about how that guy must be on steroids.

The embedded video of Mayweather's controvesial interview can be seen right here on Bad Left Hook, courtesy MLive.com.

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