Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
Only weeks after his victory over Ghana native Joshua Clottey, talks about the future of Pacquiao have taken a turn in many different directions.
First their was talks of Margarito visiting the his homeland of the Philippines to put on what would have been a massive event. From there, talks went to a possible showdown in Texas stadium with Venezuelan power puncher Edwin Valero.
Seems the new angles come from two sources a little closer to home, as Pac-Mom Dionesia and advisor Wakee Salud recently decided to shoot a few thoughts into the ear of Pacquiao.
Pac-Mom Dionesia has expressed deep fear and worry relative to the future of Pacquiao, urging her son to leave the sport before the unprecedented streak of success falls short at the hands of time. Advisor Wakee Salud seems to support Pacquiao's quest to walk away from the game, but only after he tries to send his P4P contemporary into retirement as well.
It's difficult to truly gauge what exactly Pacquiao wants, as normally we hear the thoughts from everyone around him instead.
Let those sources around him tell it, Pacquiao wants nothing more than a shot at Mayweather, but the recent words of Pacquiao to the press was that he "doesn't need Mayweather, Mayweather needs him".
This back and forth dialogue between Team Pacquiao camp members and the media has become somewhat confusing, as there's no true indication as to what reality holds.
With a ton of money on the table and perhaps a larger pot of pride, the reality here is that some way, some how, these two men are gonna have to meet; particularly if Mayweather is successful against Shane Mosley on May 1st in Las Vegas.
There have been many things said, but a greater intelligence tells us that the true decision of Pacquiao will come somewhere after the summer. By that time, several things will be decided. Mayweather will have faced Mosley, Cotto will have faced Foreman, and Margarito's license scenario will have played itself out.
If Mayweather is successful, the obvious destination is a night with him. If Mayweather is unsuccessful, the possible destination could be the talented but light-hitting Foreman, who if victorious over Cotto would still be holding what would be an unprecedented 8th title in an 8th division; a fight that would put a lot of seats in Yankee Stadium.
If Mosley is victorious, despite the fact that his style would be the best matchup for Pacquiao, it's hard to say whether he would chance ending a dynamic streak at the hands of a man who is more than capable.
When it all boils down, none of us know which direction Pacquiao will go, but before he decides to ultimately walk down the 'Hall' (of fame), a Mayweather victory over Mosley will only mean one thing.....and it doesn't take a genius to connect those dots!
Retirement may be in the back of Pacquiao's head, but taking a shot at retiring Mayweather will remain at the front of ours.