Found May 18, 2012 on Boxing Watchers:
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Coming on the heels of Lamont Peterson testing positive for synthetic testosterone, scrapping his rematch with Amir Khan and generally sending everyone who cares about the great sport of boxing into a tizzy, the last thing we needed was someone else doing something similar. The sweet science has an image problem as it is.Sadly, today we got the cross to go with Peterson's jab in the form of Andre Berto and his positive test for steroids. Berto also had a highly anticipated rematch coming up next month (against Victor Ortiz), but that, too, is probably going to get scuttled. This is, to put it bluntly, officially a mess.I'm preaching to the choir if you're reading this, a boxing blog, but these developments come at the worst possible time for fans of the sport in the U.S. At a time when we should be celebrating the success of the Floyd Mayweather-Miguel Cotto fight - both financially and aesthetically - we're now stuck defending boxing in the court of public opinion. ...
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