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.