Looks like I might have spoken too soon in my last post concerning Floyd Mayweather's willingness to finally take on the tough challenge he has been ducking for years in Manny Pacquiao. Now, Floyd (and his handlers, especially) is demanding a particular style of drug testing before the fight because somehow he believes his delusional dad's claim that Pacquiao is on steroids. I guess Sugar Ray Leonard killed a lot more of Big Floyd's brain cells than we thought (Leonard TKO'd Big Floyd in the 1980s).
What is surprising is that there are those who think Pacquiao should just submit to the testing if he has nothing to hide. Point is, he has agreed to any and all testing except blood right before the fight. Also, those people who say this probably don't recall Floyd making a mockery of Manny's rise from 106 pounds to 147. (He said in an article, and you can locate it online, that "Manny was 106 pounds when he was 16. Big deal, so was I.) The only real difference here is that Manny went up in weight as a pro, whereas Mayweather seasoned himself first with a longer amateur career. Keep in mind also that Floyd's power traveled up the weight classes with him, lest we forget his knockouts of Arturo Gatti, Sharmba Mitchell and Ricky Hatton. In my opinion, this is simply leverage tactics, which make me more inclined to believe that Floyd may not want the fight after all.
What is laughable to me is how Floyd is talking about "fairness in the ring on that night" and his uncertainty as to whether there will be level ground between the two fighters. This after he completely ignored the contract weight of 144 pounds for his fight with Marquez.
See, Floyd's problem is that he must always 1. be in control and 2. dictate the terms. For this fight, he has had to make concessions to Pacquiao ($10 million per pound over 147, 50/50 split, etc.) and he has never been comfortable with that. He truly believes he is the best ever, and I'll bet that Arum and Roach's talk about how Pac-Man doesn't need Floyd probably irks him badly, and it should.
Manny Pacquiao does not need Floyd Mayweather. When the final tallies are done on the all-time P4P lists, Pacquiao will be ranked higher. Even a loss to Mayweather wouldn't automatically change that, unless Floyd were to change course and fight (and beat) the Shane Mosleys and Paul Williamses of the world.
My advice to Pacquiao, if push comes to shove, is to go ahead and take the tests, knock Mayweather out on March 13, and shut him up once and for all about this best-ever crap. (Okay, maybe that last one will take a little longer)