Tuesday, March 23, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
New England Boxing Examiner | Peter Czymbor
Remember the last time Floyd Mayweather fought someone bigger than him? It was March 30, 2008.
His opponent? Not junior middleweight Oscar De La Hoya. Not junior welterweight Ricky Hatton. Not lightweight Juan Manuel Marquez. But The Big Show, a super heavyweight former pro wrestling champion.
The fight was a no disqualification staged pro wrestling match at WWE's annual Wrestlemania extravaganza. With the help of legal brass knuckles, Mayweather scored a knockout win over the 7 foot tall 485 pound lumbering giant.
So with Wrestlemania this weekend and Mayweather's fight against welterweight titlist Shane Mosley on the horizon, I thought I'd go back and watch this piece of pop culture that showcased Mayweather for the entertainer he is.
It's not as entertaining as the thought of Mayweather vs. Manny Pacquiao, but it's still fun nonetheless.