Mayweather Injected Illegal IV Before Pacquiao Fight

Floyd Mayweather, Jr. finds himself in hot water after report claims that he received intravenous injection of saline and vitamins that was banned under World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) guidelines.


According to SB Nation on Wednesday, United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) agents found evidence that Mayweather used two IVs that contained multi-vitamins and Vitamin C.

The report revealed that USADA sent collection agents to Mayweather’s house in Las Vegas the night before the fight to conduct an unannounced drug test and found a 250-milliliter mixture of saline and multivitamins and a 500-milliliter mixture of saline and Vitamin C.

WADA bans such injections and infusions because they can be used to “dilute or mask the presence of another substance.”

“The TUE for Mayweather’s IV — and the IV was administered at Floyd’s house, not in a medical facility, and wasn’t brought to our attention at the time — was totally unacceptable,” Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett said.

“I’ve made it clear to [USADA CEO] Travis Tygart that this should not happen again. We have the sole authority to grant any and all TUEs in the state of Nevada. USADA is a drug-testing agency. USADA should not be granting waivers and exemptions. Not in this state. We are less than pleased that USADA acted the way it did.”

Mayweather, 38, was not available for comment Wednesday night.