Both Juan Manuel Marquez (L) and Manny Pacquiao passed their drug tests (Chris Farina/Top Rank)It's hardly a surprise, but both Juan Manuel Marquez and Manny Pacquiao passed their post-fight drug scans administered by the Nevada Athletic Commission after their fight Saturday at the MGM Grand Garden in Las Vegas. Marquez won the fourth fight between the two via sixth-round knockout.
According to executive director Keith Kizer, Marquez and Pacquiao were tested for performance enhancing drugs, masking agents and drugs of abuse and results came back negative.
Both men have faced allegations of PED usage. Prior to the fourth Pacquiao fight, Marquez's more muscular physique and his relationship with admitted steroids distributor Angel Guillermo "Memo" Heredia attracted attention.
Marquez vehemently denied using any type of performance-enhancing drug.
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As far as people thinking I am taking steroids? I would take the test. Let them take my blood. I don't care. [I would do it] just to shut everybody up. Of course my fight tests have always been clean. I don't know how those rumors get