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Mayweather vs Pacquiao: Floyd Sr. and Freddie Roach hurl not-so-subtle PED allegations

The whole PED speculation is no longer one-sided. Camps from both sides are making insinuations regarding PED use, both past and present.

Wil Esco is an assistant editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2014.

During a media interview, Ellie Seckbach caught some video footage of Floyd Sr. explaining why Jr. will tear Pacquiao apart. A reporter asked Sr. if his son wasn't about to fight Pacquiao, what would he say that makes Pacquiao such a great fighter (in an attempt to get an objective response from the elder Mayweather). After a pause to double check that there weren't any Pacquiao attorneys around, Sr. said Floyd Jr. is going to crush him. Of course that's wasn't why he was looking for attorneys. It was what came next...

"All that punching power ya'll talkin' about he got...forget about it. It's done. It's over. It's no more! Floyd gonna tear his ass apart."

Picking up on those cues, reporters asked him if it was possible that the fight might've played out differently five years ago and Floyd Sr. agreed that it's a possibility.

"Yeah the fight mighta coulda been different - you know why? Cause people sometimes do things that other people don't do! So it coulda been different...but being that things are random right now, he finna get his ass tore out the frame."

Reporters then brought up the random drug testing protocol that Sr. was alluding to, and he immediately denied saying anything related to drugs whatsoever. So - really nothing new on that front except that they're being more cautious to not put themselves in a direct position for another Pacquiao lawsuit.

But it isn't only the Mayweather camp making allusions to PED use. Freddie Roach himself has been making some comments as it pertains to Jr. In particular Roach has just made comments questioning Mayweather's build - saying that he expects Floyd to have bigger muscles than usual, but that he's not sure why (with a laugh). He then said to just look at Mayweather's training camp, "there are a lot of bad guys over there," which is most assuredly a reference to Alex Ariza.

I suppose as the fight nears we should only expect the mudslinging to pick up a bit, until it hits a fever-pitch...

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