Thursday, April 15, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
Las Vegas Boxing Examiner | Chris Robinson
Earlier today Floyd Mayweather Jr. conducted an open media workout at his own personal gym in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mayweather was fashionably late, arriving around 3:45 pm as opposed to the scheduled 2 o’clock time but the buzz in the air and the characters in the building kept everyone’s interest until then.
Arriving in a sleek white Ferrari, Mayweather's presence was instantly felt. As he entered the gym Floyd immediately headed to the southeast corner of the facility where he conducted an in depth interview with several members of the media. Not holding anything back, Mayweather spoke of his flamboyant lifestyle, his god-given abilities, and of course his May 1st clash with ‘Sugar’ Shane Mosley.
Taking place at the MGM Grand, the Mayweather-Mosley contest could very well be this year’s most anticipated fight. Mosley is considered by many to be Floyd’s biggest challenge to date and if Mayweather’s training regimen was any indication he is surely going into this contest with much focus and determination.
After speaking to the press Mayweather made his way to the ring and started shadowboxing with much vigor. Looking extremely fit, Mayweather rattled off combinations in mid-air at a lightning quick pace for the better part of ten minutes. The gym was chalked full of fighters, members of the media, and several people from Floyd’s entourage. During Mayweather’ shadowboxing there was probably thirty or so photographers and people filming Floyd’s every move.
Mayweather returned to the sport in September of last year with a whitewashing of proud Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez. It was Mayweather’s first fight since his retirement from the sport and today’s media workout showcased the fact that Floyd is right where he wants to be as he is again the center of attention fighting in the sport he loves most.