Monday, April 5, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
Mississippi Fight Sports Examiner | Brad Cooney
According to boxing trainer Freddie Roach, a fight between Pacquiao and Mosley is a much more exciting fight for the fans to watch. In my recent conversation with Roach, he made it clear that the fight that would be better for the fans to watch would be Manny Pacquiao vs. Shane Mosley. Roach is pretty disgusted with all of the antics and demands made by team Mayweather, and seems to be leaning away from a Mayweather fight, and more toward a Mosley fight.
Roach admits that Mayweather is a tricky fighter, but the exciting fight would be against Mosley, " Floyd is a tricky fighter, but I hope Mosley wins so we don't' have to deal with Mayweather and his demands. Floyd is just scared to fight Pacquiao, let's face it."
Pacquiao vs. Mosley would be a more exciting fight because in Mosley you have a guy that will fight anybody, anytime. Mosley is not afraid to engage, and he is an aggressive type of fighter. Mayweather on the other hand is a defensive minded fighter who likes to counter. Floyd would rely on his timing and on his defense, making it a more boring type of fight.
During my coverage of Mississippi's boxing shows, the majority of people that I have spoken with want Mayweather vs. Mosley. It's the classic "good guy vs. bad guy" fight, and would make for a great story. The problem? The fight!
The story line, and the HBO 24/7 show would be great leading up to the fight, but unfortunately, the fight itself would probably be boring. Roach is right, a Mosley vs. Pacquiao fight is much more fan friendly.
Roach feels as if Mayweather will win over Mosley via UD, but is not one hundred percent, " I think Mayweather should win a unanimous decision, but don't count Shane out of this one. He can win this thing." Roach went on to say, "Mayweather is slick and will give Floyd trouble, but he can beat."
The PPV buys in a Pacquiao vs. Mayweather fight would exceed the PPV buys in a Pacquiao vs. Mosley fight. There is however an increasingly growing demand on the fans part to see Mosley get his shot at Pacquiao. Most of fans that I spoke with in Biloxi, MS agree that Mosley vs. Pacquiao would probably be more exciting, but admit that they would rather see Mayweather. There is something to be said about the 'good guy vs. bad guy" hype.
Pacquiao fans would enjoy a victory over Mayweather much more than a victory over Mosley. Filipino fans have grown to dislike Mayweather to a level that falls just shy of hate! Most Filipino fans are good humble folks, so hate is a strong word to use, but they are almost there.
We will see in the future who Pacquiao will end up facing. One this is for sure, whoever it is Pacquiao will be ready.
Read up on Ed Anderson's Pacquiao article here - http://http://www.examiner.com/x-27469-Boston-Boxing-Examiner~y2010m3d14-Pacquiao-now-a-household-name-in-USA
Check out video interviews with Manny Pacquiao here - http://www,.8countnews.com