Superfight: Mayweather And Mosley
With Mosley, I feel Floyd actually bit off more than he can chew.
[Black Star Sports]
After years of trash talk between Floyd Mayweather, Jr., and Sugar Shane Mosley, the current W.B.A. Welterweight Champion, the two finally inked a deal to fight on May 1 at the MGM Grand Casino in Las Vegas.
The deal was made possible when Mayweather's camp accused Manny Pacquiao of "doping" in order to gain an athletic advantage. Now Mayweather fights for Mosley's W.B.A. 147 lb. crown. Pacquiao instead fights Joshua Clottey next Saturday.
Last week's press conference between the two prime boxers produced fireworks. An ugly shoving match, risking foolish and unnecessary injury to both combatants.
Golden Boy Promotions CEO, Richard Schaefer and Mark Taffet CEO of H.B.O. Pay-Per-View, restored calm.
Some would say Mayweather-Mosley and Pacquiao-Clottey isn't the same as Mayweather-Pacquiao. Others say less is better than nothing. These two fights are not really "less," of anything. They are great matches, and long over due. Many agree that Clottey has the tools to upset Paquiao, while others are convinced that Mosley will defeat Mayweather.
Mosley has a 46-5 record with 39 KOs and undefeated Mayweather is 40-0 with 25 KOs. Some sports analysts see Mosley's age presenting the younger Mayweather with the opportunity for victory. Recall that the "old man" destroyed Antonio Margarito --who liked fighting with loaded gloves. I believe Mosley will erase Mayweather's perfect record.
Mayweather has avoided a fighter of the caliber of Mosley, including welterweights in the 147 lb. level, such as Miguel Cotto, Paul Williams, Kermit Cintron, Clottey, and Margarito. He chased Pacquiao away into the gloves of Clottey. While talking to Mosley, I was impressed by the fact that he was very happy that finally he was getting his dues--a mega pay-per-view fight after languishing in the no man's land of boxing.
"I am going to give Floyd an old fashion whipping, and his '0' will disappear and, he fears it, because he cannot handle defeat like most of us in the hurt business, and move forward," Mosely said. "He may even retire, but this time, but, for good." Mosley hopes to also fight the winner of the Pacquiao vs. Clottey match.
Mayweather was his usual self, saying: "If I beat Shane which I know I will, I'll be accused of beating an old man that's too slow. I'm in a no win situation because what fans don't understand is that in his prime I would've beaten him anyway. I am the undefeated fighter and come May 1st I will still leave that ring undefeated. Shane doesn't jab, he lost to the likes of Miguel Cotto, Winky Wright. So how could he beat me the best fighter in the world?"
Some "experts" claim the two fights may not generate record sales because all the fighters are Black, with no Caucasian in the mix. This is a preposterous view. The four fighters have a combined 171 victories, 123 KOs and only 11 losses, and two draws.
I honestly gave Mayweather, Jr. the only clear cut victory advantage over Pacquiao. With Mosley, I feel Floyd actually bit off more than he can chew.