Floyd Mayweather vs. Shane Mosley: The Battle of the Drug Users

Latigo Rapper@@LatigoRapperMeCorrespondent IJanuary 30, 2010

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Floyd Mayweather Jr. avoided Manny Pacquiao because Pac-Man allegedly uses steroids.

According to Internet sources, Mayweather recently accepted the challenge of  "Sugar" Shane Mosley, a world champion who admitted using steroids in the past. How ironic indeed.

To those who do not know about Mosley's drug history, back in 2003 he told a grand jury that he injected himself with EPO, a kind of performance-enhancing drug, as he prepared to fight Oscar De La Hoya. He eventually won that match with a unanimous decision.

Let's also add Mayweather's own drug usage in the equation.

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I believe Floyd has admitted to using Xylocaine since 2002.

Now, Xylocaine is a substance that numbs the body. If it is injected into a boxer's fists then he will feel no pain when he throws a punch.  This drug is illegal in other states but it is legal in Nevada.

And so here we go, ladies and gentlemen. The battle of two proven drug users is about to begin.

I have always suspected Mayweather of being scared of Pacquiao. This recent turn of events only amplifies my suspicion.