Sunday, March 14, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
Mississippi Fight Sports Examiner | Brad Cooney
BO's Max Kellerman said it best, "Mayweather vs. Pacquiao must happen." Last night in front of over 50,000 people Manny Pacquiao showed the world that it is he, and not Mayweather that is the draw in boxing. Pacquiao dominated Joshua Clottey over 12 rounds, and made a really good fighter look like a sparring partner. Read up 8CountNews.com fight report here - http://http://www.8countnews.com/news/125/ARTICLE/2390/2010-03-14.html
Now that Clottey is added to the resume, Pacquiao will more than likely fight the winner of Floyd Mayweather vs. Shane Mosley. If Floyd thinks that he's going to walk right over Mosley, he's got another thing coming. Mosley means business, and he's very capable of beating Mayweather.
Last night Manny Pacquiao and Freddie Roach had some messages for team Mayweather. Pacquiao said it best, " Mayweather better win, or I will fight Mosley next." Freddie Roach followed that up with a few parting shots of his own, " We fight by the commission rules, not Mayweather's rules Floyd, so just get in the ring and fight."
HBO's Kellerman summed it up brilliantly, "The public is demanding to see Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. This fight must happen."
I watched the fight last night with Stan Nichols, USA Boxing's Southern Association President. Nichols also is the Chief of Officials for the state of Mississippi (amateur) program. He was watching the fight closely last night, and made comments on Pacquiao's performance, "Coming from 106lbs all the way to 146lbs is amazing. This guy in incredible, and a fight with Mayweather would be the fight of all fights."
It would be a true shame if Mayweather and Pacquiao never meet in the ring. Last night's fight, although not very exciting, proved how huge Manny Pacquiao has become on the world stage. Manny did his best to make the fight exciting, but it's hard to do when all your opponent is doing is covering up and throwing an occasional counter.
Pacquiao did his job last night, he took out a very good fighter in Joshua Clottey in convincing fashion. It's Floyd's turn now. Shane Mosley wants a piece of Pacquiao history too, so Floyd better be on his game.
Read up on Michael Marley's fight report here - http://www.examiner.com/x-5699-Boxing-Examiner~y2010m3d14-Manny-Pacquiao-easily-outpoints-overly-cautious-Joshua-Clottey