NEW YORK — Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Shane
Mosley have agreed to undergo Olympic-style drug testing for their May 1
fight in Las Vegas, which they hope will set a new standard for boxing.
Representatives of the fighters joined Travis
Tygart of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency on Thursday to discuss the program
in a conference call.
Testing has fallen under the jurisdiction of
state athletic commissions, in most cases limited to urine testing. The
Olympic-style testing the fighters agreed to includes random blood tests
before and after the fights, and will be overseen by USADA.
Mayweather and Mosley met with officials from
the anti-doping agency last weekend to provide whereabouts information
and learn about the testing, which is similar to testing used in amateur
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