Monday, March 15, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
Mississippi Fight Sports Examiner | Brad Cooney
After dominating Joshua Clottey in front of 50,000 people in Dallas, Manny Pacquiao sent a little message to Floyd Mayweather, "He better win or I will fight Mosley." Following up that message, Roach said, "We fight by the commission rules not Floyd's rules. Floyd just get into the ring and fight."
Clearly both men have run out of patience with Floyd Mayweather and they let that be known in front of the 50,000 in Dallas, not to mention the national television audience. Mayweather is scheduled to take on Shane Mosley, which is no easy task. Pacquiao talked loudly and clearly on Saturday night, "He better win or I can fight Mosley."
Mayweather knows that a loss to Mosley will cost him about 30 to 40 million dollars. Shane Mosley wants a piece of the pie also, so he will be gunning for a victory like there is no tomorrow. Both Mosley and Mayweather know that Pacquiao brings the biggest payday. Mayweather can talk all day long, at the end of the day everyone knows that Manny is the cash cow.
Mississippians have demanded the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight since it was first being talked about. When I toured the sports bars in Jackson, MS it was very apparent upon speaking about this fight what the fans wanted. When former US Olympian Garry Russell fought in Tunica, MS a few months ago, the entire talk of the casino was Mayweather vs. Pacquiao. Boxing coaches, fighters, promoters, and fans were all talking about the fight. This fight must happen, it's good for boxing, and it will have all of the ingredients, all of the hype to lift boxing up back to where it used to be.
Read up on Pacquiao's popularity here - http://www.examiner.com/x-27469-Boston-Boxing-Examiner~y2010m3d14-Pacquiao-now-a-household-name-in-USA
Freddie Roach made it clear in an interview with this writer that his dislike for the Mayweathers is really pointed toward Roger Mayweather, and not so much Floyd Sr or Jr. Roach has the most anger toward Roger Mayweather. That's not to say that Freddie will be sending Floyd Sr or Jr Birthday cards anytime soon, but he clearly does not like Roger Mayweather at all. Manny on the other hand, well he is so humble that it's rare to ever hear him say anything negative about anyone. When Manny told the 50,000 people in Dallas that Mayweather better win or he would fight Mosley, that was about as close to a slap as Manny could conjure up.
See VIDEO interviews with Freddie Roach and Manny Pacquiao here - http://www.8countnews.com
The messages that both Freddie and Manny sent to Floyd on Saturday night were pretty clear. Basically they were saying, quit the bullcrap Floyd, fight or go away.
Read up on upcoming boxing interviews on my blog - http://www.bradcooney.com