Friday, May 12, 2006

What happens when... cheat to win, and lose anyway. According to this story, that's what happened to Ricardo Mayorga, who tested positive for Furosemide, a diuretic that masks the presence of Vitamin S. Mayorga got a severe beat down from Oscar De La Hoya on Saturday, falling in a TKO in 6, then had to face allegations of cheating today. That's a pretty rough week in anybody's life, but when you give yourself an edge and still boxing? Ouch.

Ironically, it's not the first time de la Hoya has opened a can on a cheater. From the Wikipedia:
On September 14, 2002, Oscar fought his nemesis "Ferocious" Fernando Vargas. After fiercely competitive early rounds, Oscar seized control of the latter half of the fight. In round 11, Oscar De la Hoya dropped Fernando Vargas with a left hook. Fernando Vargas got up at the count of nine, but De la Hoya finished him with a barrage of punches forcing the referee to stop the fight at 1:48 of round 11(TKO 11). It was later revealed that Fernando Vargas had tested positive for steroids in his post-fight drug test.

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