Floyds Fight Night Weight Is The Answer to the IV Drip Dilemma
One month has gone by since Team Mayweather and USADA broke the rules of the Nevada State Athletic commission, regarding several IV drips. After Hauser exposed the findings, USADA came back with a schoolyard reply which was unfortunately combined with Team Mayweather justifying the IV drip. The Nevada State Athletic commission came out against USADA, indicating the doping body was acting out of it’s capabiltiies by overseeing and allowing Mayweather to be treated with an IV drip. The quantity of liquids in the IV drip easily exceeded the normal limits.
So Whats Going to Happen?
Nothing will happen. USADA will deny any wrong doing, even though the boxing world can see the IV drip shouldn't have been allowed. Mayweather and his team will defend USADA. NSAC has politely denounced the actions of USADA. And major broadcasting networks will ignore this issue from now on. We will be left with no answer or progress or truth to the events which took place.
Did Floyd Dope? What was the IV For?
The truth of the matter is, Floyd isn’t a doper. In my opinion what actually happened is simply due to Floyd's real weight. I can say with confidence that Floyd’s weight has often been under stated. There has been a myth going around boxing circles for a long time that Floyd is a small Welterweight, which was why Floyd winning JMW bouts against Cotto at 154 pounds and Canelo at 152 pounds was even more impressive. The truth of the matter is Floyd is a monster of a welterweight in terms of his rehydration size.
Ever since the Mosley bout, Floyd has looked very big at 147 pounds, come fight night. In my opinion Floyd easily rehydrates to 160 pounds, if not more, with ease. Victor Ortiz is one of the biggest welterweights I have seen in person and Floyd was identical in size, if not bigger. Floyd has never showed his fight night weights while fighting on HBO or Showtime, hiding the fact that he’s actually a lot heavier that he states. And regardless of everything he says about eating fast food all the time, Floyd has been on a strict diet over his last 4-5 fights. Having a personal chef cooking gourmet, natural meals.
So Team Mayweather's plan was to make Floyd sound smaller than he actually was. Making his wins even more amazing. Floyd's small size was used as a valid reason for Floyd not being required to fight Canelo at a full 154 pounds or move up to 160 pounds to challenge GGG. This plan worked for a long time, but it totally backfired in relation to the IV drip saga.
By attempting to make Floyd look like he was greater and smaller than he is, he now looks suspicious in relation to the IV drip. Instead of putting his fight night weights there for all to see, Team Mayweather hid them.
Let me also say that Floyd is the greatest fighter of this generation hands down and he’s an ATG. No fighter in the history of the sport stops him, Floyd’s chin is unbelievable, combined by his freaky defensive positions which are close to perfect. However his team’s dishonesty with the media and constant denial of his actual weight, has given fans a reason to believe the IV drip was used to mask PED’s. In my opinion, which I am highly confident of, the IV drip was simply used to help a big fighter who struggles at making the welterweight limit, rehydrate.
These problems existed for Floyd even before the Ortiz fight. Take a look at the Marquez fight, despite signing a contract for 143 pounds, Floyd came in at 145 and that was a struggle.
So Floyd's career defining win against Pacquiao is now surrounded by controversy and it will be forever tainted. This didn’t have to happen. All that had to happen was that Team Mayweather told the media and the fans the truth. That Floyd actually entered the ring at close to or over 160 pounds consistently, since the Mosley bout.
Take a look at some of Floyd’s pictures after fights with opponents, when they are together. Floyd is remarkably bigger than them all.
So it's simple. Floyd isn't a doper. He's just a huge welterweight who probably should have taken more challenges at JMW or MW. An attempt to exaggerate his greatness by creating a myth which was accepted by the boxing world, regarding Floyd being a small welterweight, has backfired.
Memo for next time. Just tell the fans the truth from the start.