Mayweather, Ortiz both test clean

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Aug 29 2011 03:27 PM | Updated as of Aug 29 2011 11:27 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Victor Ortiz both tested clean for their commission-mandated drug test, one month before they are set to face each other in Nevada.

Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) chairman Keith Kizer told RingTV.com that the results of the urine tests for both Ortiz and Mayweather came out clean and free of banned substances.

Ortiz, the WBC welterweight champion, is set to face the undefeated Mayweather on September 17. It will be Mayweather's first boxing bout in 16 months.

Kizer said that boxers are mandated by the NSAC to have their urine tested a month before they fight. They are also tested after the fight.

But Mayweather and Ortiz will actually take more tests, as demanded by the former.

"The fact that they'e doing some additional testing on their own, well, they’re free to do that," Kizer said.

The additional testing for both Mayweather and Ortiz will be conducted by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.