Does Apple Fall Close to Tree?

By Ted Sares on July 23, 2015
Does Apple Fall Close to Tree?
According to the NSAC, Junior tested positive for amphetamines. (Chris Farina/Top Rank)

The tired excuse from Team Mosley is that the positive test was simply an “innocent mistake.” Aren’t they always?

Shane Mosley Sr. never failed a drug test, but he testified under oath to a grand jury investigating the Victor Conte BALCO scandal that he had taken undetectable steroids and injected himself with EPO sold to him by Conte during training camp for his 2003 rematch with Oscar De La Hoya.

Now comes Shane Mosley Jr., who crushed Jason Kelly in 51 seconds in his June 27 BKB (Big Knockout Boxing) match, before testing positive for amphetamines, according to the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). The younger Mosley was supposed to fight on the undercard of his father’s August 29 rematch with Ricardo Mayorga but he will be off the event due to the failed test.

The post-fight positive test places the 24-year-old Mosley’s career in question until the NSAC decides on a punishment. Sporting a boxing record of 4-1, Mosley was also due to fight on this Saturday’s Sergey Kovalev-Nadjib Mohammedi undercard.

According to Dan Rafael, “Mosley Jr. faces a hearing in front of the Nevada commission, at which time he will be allowed to explain the test results. He is likely to be given an extended suspension and fined a portion of his $25,000 purse. Bob Bennett, the executive director of the Nevada commission, told…that the hearing probably would take place at the panel’s August or September meeting “barring any attorney’s request for a continuance.”

The old and tired excuse from Team Mosley is that the positive test was simply an “innocent mistake.” Aren’t they always? Junior’s team claims that the substance in question is Adderall, a drug used to treat Attention Deficit Disorder and that they simply forgot to list it on the fighter’s pre-fight evaluation sheet, but if that is so,  why was his attention out of order?

Ted Sares is a member of the Ring 4 Boxing Hall of Fame (New England) and a member of Ring 10 (New York). He is one of the oldest active powerlifters in the world and competes in the Grand Master Class.

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  1. nemo 12:30am, 07/25/2015

    this is just a mater of like father like son s….does anybody knows about it ??? of course anybody and/pr somebody should have known about it //// for the reasons ta hat if There’s a SMOKE there will always be a FIRE…AND who is USUALLY THAT somebody w ho knows about it….ONE is the RECEPP\IENT OF All of THIS,,..THE SONS….,TWO,S IS THE TRAINER…..but i don’t know about the father

  2. KB 05:06am, 07/24/2015

    Holy Moly

  3. raxman 02:28am, 07/24/2015

    no one is actually thinking that this amphetamine use was done to enhance performance are they? no doubt the USA is the same as here down under with Ice use rampant amongst the kids - to the point of being a certain political issue at any future state or federal elections. surely Mosley Jnr has used recreationally - there are better drugs to use to enhance performance are there not?
    if you guys want a sad story google Phil Walsh Adelaide Crows - he was the senior coach of one of the aussie rules teams - the AFL which is the top competition and most popular sport in oz. Walsh was murdered a couple of weeks ago by his 26 year old ice addicted son.

  4. No10Count 12:02am, 07/24/2015

    Boxing is not a sport - it’s just an entertainment show.
    Wrestling has been doing PEDs for decades, so whats the problem?

    Like father - like son.
    The worst part about most is - they are never stripped of their wins.

  5. KB 05:42pm, 07/23/2015


  6. Bk Don 03:34pm, 07/23/2015

    Implication by relation! The test is obviously damning enough but when you factor in the father’s track record that’s disturbing. It almost impossible not to be cynical

  7. KB 07:08am, 07/23/2015

    Totally. But where is the outrage?

  8. Dollarbond 06:33am, 07/23/2015


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