Mosley again denies accusing Pacquiao of steroid use

ABS-CBN News

Posted at May 25 2011 01:10 PM | Updated as of May 26 2011 12:23 AM

MANILA – Shane Mosley again denied accusing pound-for-pound champion Manny Pacquiao of steroid use in the micro-blogging site Twitter, according to Dennis Taylor of Ringtv.com.

News reports have claimed that Mosley accused Pacquiao of using illegal performance enhancing drugs (PEDs), a few days after losing his May 7 bout against the fighting congressman from the Philippines.

Mosley sent a written statement to Yahoo! Sports aiming to clarify the issue.

“There has been some media coverage recently stating that I accused Manny Pacquiao of steroid use on Twitter. This is not true,” said Mosley.

Mosley said the issue started after he re-tweeted an article quoting a supposed Pacquiao sparring partner, who claims to have injected the Filipino boxer with illegal PEDs. “There was an article sent to me which I re-Tweeted. I did not write the article and did not say that I agree with it.”

Pacquiao has repeatedly denied the allegations of PED use.

He had said he has no Filipino sparring partners. His adviser, Michael Koncz, also dismissed the rumors, calling them “absurd.”

Mosley added he has publicly defended Pacquiao against steroid allegations.

“In our post-fight conference, I told the world that Manny won because he was the better man that night. Manny and I have mutual respect for one another as true warriors and gentlemen.”

Pacquiao conquered Mosley in 12 one-sided rounds last May 7 (May 8 in the Philippines).