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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, March 18, 2010

Boxing: Mayweather, Mosley embrace Olympic-style drug test

AP Sports Writer

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 sports.