After years of being accused of using performance-enhancing drugs by Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao finds himself in a unique position.
Mayweather was recently accused of using a WADA-banned IV in an SBNation report—banned only because Mayweather failed to receive exemption in time for his fight with Pacquiao in May.
Now, with the tables turned and the speculation firmly on Mayweather and his outstanding professional career, Pacquiao says he’s “vindicated.”
“[The] truth finally came out and was vindicated. Mayweather[‘s] camp used to accuse me of using PED, now look at what happened,” Pacquiao told the Philippine Star. “I hope Floyd Mayweather [learns] a good lesson out of it.”
Pacquiao’s promoter, Bob Arum, also had some choice words about Pacquiao’s longtime rival.
“It is very disturbing. Yeah, I am outraged,” Arum told Boxing Junkie. “But I don’t know what we can do about it. I can’t change the result.
“I am not casting aspersions at anyone. But I have always wondered why does [Mayweather] leave it to the last minute before he announces the fight.”
Mayweather is scheduled to face Andre Berto Saturday night at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, in what “Money” says will be his 49th and final professional appearance.