Mayweather Apparently Used A Banned IV Before Fight Against Pacquiao

A day before his mega-fight with Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather reportedly received an IV of saline and vitamins, which was banned under World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) rules.

Less than a month after the fight, Mayweather was given an exemption from the United States Anti-Doping Agency for using the IV, but according to Nevada State Athletic Commission executive director Bob Bennett, the USADA didn't have the power to provide such an exception.

While the substances, saline and vitamins, injected in Mayweather weren't themselves illegal by WADA standards, the act of him receiving the supplements intravenously was.

Despite Mayweather's camp's claims he received the IV in order to rehydrate post-weigh in, WADA does not allow these types of injections, unless they are "legitimately received in the course of hospital admissions, surgical procedures or clinical investigations."

Well, Floyd, what do you have to say for yourself?

Citations: Report: Floyd Mayweather used WADA-banned IV before Manny Pacquiao fight (ESPN)