Marcos Maidana and Devon Alexander will be drug tested in Missouri after a request from Team Maidana. (Photo by Scott Heavey/Getty Images)
Marcos Maidana's manager Sebastian Contursi has asked the Missouri State Athletic Commission to include post-fight drug testing as part of Maidana's February 25 bout against Devon Alexander, and Alexander's team had no qualms with accepting the stipulation, reports BoxingScene.com's Osman Rodriguez.
Maidana (31-2, 28 KO) is going on the road to face Alexander (22-1, 13 KO) at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, the hometown of Alexander. In his past two fights against Andriy Kotelnik and Lucas Matthysse, Alexander received some questionably favorable judging and came out on the better end of both fights.
This is likely influenced by the recent situation in Texas, another state that doesn't actually require post-fight drug testing, which in this day and age is absurd for any commission.
In San Antonio on February 4, quite a stink was raised after the bout when Marco Antonio Rubio's team expected drug testing with their fighter and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr, but the Texas commission and the WBC did nothing, and then spent days fumbling about for a reason that happened.
Over a week removed from the incident, and you'll notice that situation has died down, as I said it would. It will be ultimately swept under the rug, more likely than not, like 95% of these controversies are in boxing.
To be clear, this is not any extra special, USADA/VADA-type drug testing. This is, as I understand it, just the regular old urinalysis and the like, the same outdated drug testing everyone does.