The controversy surrounding an SB Nation report by Thomas Hauser detailing Floyd Mayweather using an IV just before his May 2 win over Manny Pacquiao to aid in rehydration has his opponent and opposing promoter from that night feeling mixed emotions, as you might expect.
"Truth finally came out and I was vindicated," Pacquiao texted to PhilStar's Abac Cordero. ... "Mayweather camp used to accuse me of using PED. Now, look at what happened. I hope Floyd Mayweather would learn a good lesson out of it," Pacquiao continues.
Pacquiao's promoter, Bob Arum, is a bit more upset about the situation, even if he doesn't see anything changing:
"It is very disturbing," Arum told USA TODAY Sports in a telephone interview. "Yeah, I am outraged. But I don't know what we can do about it. I can't change the result."
Arum also said he's often wondered why Mayweather waits until so close to a fight date to announce his upcoming bouts, in reference to Victor Conte saying that the closer one gets to fight dates to begin testing, the more time a fighter would have for anything illegal to leave their system, while still reaping the benefits.
This is a story that has just completely overshadowed Mayweather's fight on Saturday against Andre Berto, a fight that had very little buzz behind it but now has been drowned out by a potentially far more intriguing story.
How are you feeling about all of this? (Besides "sick of hearing about Mayweather-Pacquiao," I mean.)