The boxing world has been shaken and stirred by the news of Floyd Mayweather using an illegal IV, hence CHEATING before his fight with Manny Pacquiao, and those making memes were quick to react.
A report by SB Nation reveals that on the eve of his fight with Pacquiao, Mayweather took an intravenous injection of saline and vitamins, a procedure (not the substances) which is banned under World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) guidelines because using such a method and such substances can act as a masking agents to PEDs, something Manny Pacquiao has been accused (by Mayweather as well) of, but has never tested positive.
Three weeks after his win in the record-breaking fight, Mayweather received an exemption from the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). However, Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett said USADA does not have authorization to grant an exemption. According to USADA, Mayweather applied for and was granted an exemption for the infusion.
According to the report, Mayweather’s medical team told the collection agents that the IV (including a 250-milliliter mixture of saline and multivitamins and a 500-milliliter mixture of saline and Vitamin C) was being given to Mayweather for rehydration purposes following the weigh-in. WADA rules do not allow IVs or injections of more than 50 milliliters per six hours, unless it is legitimately received in the course of hospital admissions, surgical procedures, or clinical investigations. USADA did not inform the Nevada commission about the IV until May 21