Las Vegas, NV - February 14, 2014
Nevada State Athletic Commission Chairman, Francisco
Aguilar, today announced plans to administer enhanced pre-fight testing in
advance of the April 12 rematch between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy
Commission, we believe that implementing this enhanced protocol is taking our
ability to ensure a clean fight to a new level.
As always, our primary concern is the protection of the health and
safety of the fighters and ensuring fans get a clean fight,” said Aguilar.
“We appreciate the support of Top Rank
and Bob Arum in helping make this happen.”
Under the enhanced testing protocol
administered by the Commission, test samples can be collected at any time without
prior notice. The enhanced testing
protocol includes isotope-ratio mass spectrometry (IRMS) to detect the use of
exogenous testosterone. The Commission was
provided with a copy of the fighter’s schedules leading up to the bout and will
dispatch World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) certified collectors to the fighter’s
location on an unspecified schedule.
About the Nevada Athletic Commission:
Athletic Commission, an agency of the Nevada Department of Business and
Industry, was established by an act of the Nevada legislature in 1941.
Since that time, the Commission has regulated professional unarmed combat including
boxing, kickboxing and mixed martial arts in Nevada. The Commission administers
state laws and regulations governing unarmed combat for the protection of the
public and to ensure the health and safety of the contestants. For more
information about the Nevada Athletic Commission,
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