Miffed by theatrics made by Mayweather’s camp, the Filipino boxing icon already instructed Top Rank promoter Bob Arum to file charges against Floyd Sr. and Jr. and Golden Boy Promotions (GBP) for continuously maligning him.
It’s about time that he defended himself against accusations from Floyd Sr. that he used performance-enhancing drugs in beating his opponents in different weight classes, Pacquiao said, in a report by Sports Saksi Chino Trinidad.
GBP president Richard Schaeffer will also be named as one of the respondents.
“Enough is enough," Pacquiao said. “These people [Mayweather Sr., Jr., and GBP] think it is a joke and a right to accuse someone wrongly of using steroids or other performance-enhancing drugs," said Pacquiao in a report by Philboxing.com.
Floyd Sr. has consistently accused Pacquiao that the source of his incredible strength and speed is from performance-enhancing drugs that the Filipino seven world division champion takes while preparing for a fight.
Pacquiao thought that Mayweather Sr.’s statements are part of a publicity stunt.
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“I have tried to just brush it off as a mere pre-fight ploy but I think they have gone overboard," said Pacquiao in Filipino.
But when more people have been asking him if he used performance-enhancing or not that is when Pacquiao decided to seek legal action.
“I have instructed (Arum) to help me out in the filing of the case as soon as possible because I have had people coming over to me now asking if I really take performance-enhancing drugs and I have cheated my way into becoming the No. 1 boxer in the world," said Pacquiao.
Team Pacquiao is planning to file libel, slander, and defamation suits against the Mayweathers.
Pacquiao said that he passed all the eight urine tests made by the Nevada Athletic Commission every time he fights in Las Vegas.
“I maintain and assure everyone that I have not used any form or kind of steroids and that my way to the top is a result of hard work, hard work, hard work and a lot of blood spilled from my past battles in the ring, not outside of it," said Pacquiao.“I have no idea what steroids look like and my fear in God has kept me safe and victorious through all these years."
“Now, I say to Floyd Mayweather Jr., don’t be a coward and face me in the ring, mano-a-mano and shut your big, pretty mouth, so we can show the world who is the true king of the ring," said Pacquiao
Despite the plans of suing the Mayweathers, Pacquiao is still looking forward of someday facing the undefeated Mayweather Jr. - GMANews.TV