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Is Manny Pacquiao Giving Floyd Mayweather an Unfair Advantage?

octor Expedito Castillo, a retired internist with training in sports medicine thinks so. Castillo who lives in New York points out that Los Angeles—where Manny Pacquiao now trains for his May 2nd fight, and Las Vegas—where Floyd Mayweather trains and where the boxing match will take place, have enormous differences in terms of elevation.
Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao
Los Angeles is just 233 feet above sea-level, while Las Vegas is a whopping 2,000 feet above sea-level.

According to Castillo “The oxygen concentration in Las Vegas is significantly lower than that of Los Angeles, so much so that there are several outlets in Las Vegas that rent out Oxygen Concentrators… a portable machine to help people breath oxygen at higher concentration, which of course Pacquiao will not be allowed to use during his fight.”

Training at sea-level is also much easier than training in higher elevations. And that is exactly what Pacquiao is doing. And an athlete whose body is not acclimatized to that higher location will tire more quickly than one whose system is used to the thinner air and lower oxygen levels.

A blood test of both athletes will likely show that Mayweather will have significantly more red blood cells than Pacquiao at this stage. Red blood cells carry oxygen throughout the body. In short Mayweather’s system is now more efficient at distributing oxygen than Pacquiao’s.

Castillo adds that "Mayweather is giving himself a performance enhancing advantage—LEGALLY, simply by living and working-out in Las Vegas."

If this is in fact the case, Pacquiao had best move to Las Vegas as soon as possible. It takes time for human bodies to acclimatize to a new environment. His bone marrow will automatically start producing more red blood cells, but this does not happen overnight. Manny and his entire crew must catch the next flight out to Las Vegas. If they don’t, they will be giving Mayweather an unfair advantage. And that advantage—be it ever so slight—might just be enough to tip the scale in his favor.

So move it  Pacman, say bye-bye to the City of Angels and hello to Viva Las Vegas, Pronto! Published 4/11/2015


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