Tuesday, April 13, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
Mississippi Fight Sports Examiner | Brad Cooney
Floyd Mayweather has a real live opponent in front him this time. Shane Mosley is no ordinary opponent, he's a threat. Shane Mosley is no joke, and he has a decent chance to upset the former pound for pound king. A victory for Shane would all but firm up his chance at Pacquiao, pending the rematch result. Yes, a rematch clause is in the Mosley vs. Mayweather contract. Nevertheless, if Mosley beats Floyd, he just earned his crack at some mega money.
As usual, Mr Mayweather has been doing his share of talking. Mosley and Floyd do not like each other, and I know this for a fact. When I was in Hollywood at the De La Hoya vs. Mayweather press conference, the two had to be separated at the luncheon. There is no love lost between these two guys, and Mosley will be gunning to take Mayweather's head off.
Shane Mosley absolutely destroyed Antonio Margarito. He is not showing his age in the least bit, in fact he has looked better with age. It's been awhile since Mayweather has faced someone of Mosley's caliber. Shane is going to force Mayweather to fight in this bout. While I was covering the last fight card in Tunica, Mississippi the conversations were all about Pacquiao, Mayweather, and Shane Mosley. Most Mississippi fans want a Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight, but they are not crying about a Mosley vs. Mayweather fight either. Most of the fans in Tunica, MS are leaning toward a Mayweather decision over Mosley,but say it's going to be a close fight.
Read up on Mike Marley's predictions here - http://http://www.examiner.com/x-5699-Boxing-Examiner~y2010m4d10-Michael-Marleys-bold-call-Given-36-minutes-Pacquiao-KTFOs-Mayweather
Mosley has the experience, the tools, and the power to pull of this upset. Mayweather will have to use his skills in order to deal with what's going to be standing in front of him. If Mosley wins this fight, you will hear a lot of , 'I told you so" and stories about how Mayweather is finally exposed. Mayweather is in a tough spot because a lot of people think that he will automatically defeat Shane Mosley. If he wins, most will say that he was supposed to have won. If Floyd loses, most will say that he finally got exposed.
Eventually, I would like to see Pacquiao fight both Mosley and Mayweather. This would be the perfect way for Manny to retire.
Read up on Mosley, Pacquiao, and Mayweather here - http://www.8countnews.com