Wednesday, March 31, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
Filipino Sports Examiner | Dennis "dSource" Guillermo
Despite protests from hard-hugging Manny Pacquiao fans from all around the world, the fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Shane Mosley remains an intriguing match-up to several Filipino boxing fans and fight fans around the world in general.
Am I going to watch this fight? Hell yes!!! And I agree with our good friend from NYC Michael Marley that boycotting this event would be "stupid even for Pacquiao groupies". It really is.
Now, I can understand why many of you wouldn't want to shelf out your hard-earned coin to see Mayweather's "boring style" of boxing as some people coin it to be, but the significance of a bout like this is something that makes the fight a "can't miss".
People will have different reasons to want to see this fight.
You got those who have been waiting for this match-up for the past decade. Mayweather and Mosley after all were two of the most promising stars at the turn of the century.
You got those who want to see Mayweather lose and get beat the hell up in the process. Mayweather has effectively created an image for himself as the bad guy with his antics such as throwing money around and bragging how rich he is and how rich others aren't.
You got those that want to see Mosley define his brilliant career and turn it into a legendary one. Handing Mayweather his first loss will surely do that to him. As Mosley said in the fight's press conference in New York, May 1st will be "MAYweather's 1st loss".
Of course, you have the Mayweather fans that can't wait to see their boy do what he does best in the ring, which is winning. Whether you love him or hate him, you can't take away his undefeated record away from him until someone actually beats him.
Some will even watch it to simply see who Pacquiao might be fighting next.
Whatever your reasons may be, it also helps that there are options besides PPV if you want to watch this fight live.
If you don't feel like spending $50 on the Pay-per-view or flying to Vegas and catching it live, there are viewing parties and theater screenings like GBP did for Mayweather-Marquez all over the US for only a fraction of the PPV price or you can even see if for free if you check out my note below. And of course, you will always have the 'SOPcasts'.
Whether you think "Who R U Picking" should have been named "Who R U Kidding?", "Who R U Plucking?" or "Who R U PACQing next?", (I wonder why they asked a 6th grader to come up with this fight's title) Filipino boxing fans will definitely be watching.