Cotto agrees to tests

Puerto Rico’s Miguel Cotto is fine with random blood and urine testing for his junior middleweight bout against unbeaten American Floyd Mayweather.

They meet on 5 May in Las Vegas.

Mayweather has demanded that all of his opponents undergo random blood and urine testing, with the United States Anti Doping Agency administering the tests. The tests were a major problem in Mayweather securing a fight with Manny Pacquiao.

Cotto said he has no problems with the drug testing and believes it will help boxing’s already tarnished image. He said: “I’m a sportsman, and all I want is a clean, more clean sport that the people can trust,” he said. “People can sit in their homes and watch real fighters who are not using anything to have an advantage.””

Cotto said he has already experienced drug testing when he competed in 
the Olympics.

Pacquiao has filed a defamation case against Mayweather for accusing him of using performance-enhancing drugs.