The history of day before weigh-ins contrary to popular belief and theory does not date back to either the Ray Mancini-Kim fight or the Eddie Mustafa Muhammad-Michael Spinks fight. The first fight to have a day before weigh-in was the middleweight title fight between Frank Tate and Michael Nunn for the IBF middlweight title in July of 1988. Tate had fought two months before in a non title fight and was having trouble getting down to 160 and his manger Bob Spagnola asked then Nevada Stae Commission chairman Chuck Minsker if Tate could weigh-in the day before the fight because he knew Tate would be overweight and it would give him more time to lose the weight and get back on the scales. They ran it by Nunn, who didn't have a problem but made it clear that if Tate didn't make weight there would be no fight. That sent the Commission in a panic and they caved in and allowed the weigh-in to occur the day before. Funny thing though was that Tate made 160 at the day before weigh-in, got stopped in 9 rounds and never fought at 160 again, moved right to light-heavy.That's where it started Here's why I sy the whole thing stunk to allow me to clarify that. When Chavez Jr, fought Zbik the prefight weigh-in had Chavez at 180 and Zbik at 165, so thats not the first time Chavez has put on twenty pounds after a weigh-in. Chavez Jr. has been suspended previously for using a diueretic, he was caught in Las Vegas and hasn't fought there since. In his five fights since, three of them have been in Texas which leads us down the drug testing road. Chavez Jr. is fighting a title fight in Texas for a WBC title and this is where it gets stinky, first of all the WBC approves a title fight in a place where drug test aren't mandated, thats bad enough but if you read the WBC rules it specifically says and I quote 4.31- Responsibilities of Local Commissions. It is the responsibility and obligation of the local commission, not the WBC, to arrange for the antidoping testing, including appointment of a doctor or other qualified official to collect the required samples, maintaining the chain of custody and control over the samples to prevent errors or tampering, selection of a qualifiedlaboratory, and conduct of the testing in compliance with these Rules and Regulations. On one hand they lay out all these procedures for drug testing, then lay it on the lap of the local commission to do it and then sanction a fight where the Commission doesn't mandate drug tests and the fighter involved has already been busted. Am I missing something here or is that the nicest wrapped present under the tree?