Wednesday, April 7, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
By Ben Thompson | April 07, 2010
"Floyd and Shane are two great fighters. They both have speed and tremendous talent; both have great defenses. I just think it will be a tremendous fight on May 1st...we've been having a strategy to fight Floyd since Floyd's been boxing. So if we ever had a chance to fight him, we already know how to fight Floyd and beat him. So it won't be a surprise to me when Shane beats him, you know? Because we already studied him over and over again...I just think Shane will be too much for Floyd to handle. He's too powerful, he takes a good punch, he hits like a heavyweight and he's fast enough to hit Floyd. If they think Floyd is faster than Shane, let me just say it this way, he's fast enough to hit Floyd over and over and over again. And that's going to be a problem for Floyd.," stated Jack Mosley moments ago during a conference call with Floyd Mayweather Sr. to discuss the upcoming showdown between their sons, Shane Mosley and Floyd Mayweather Jr.. Check out what else he had to say regarding Mosley's training, the actual fight and much more.
Floyd and Shane are two great fighters. They both have speed and tremendous talent; both have great defenses. I just think it will be a tremendous fight on May 1st. It should've happened a long time ago, but better late than never and the winner should go on to fight Pacquiao.
I'm secure enough to know that he knows how to win if he's in the corner by himself.
As far as I'm concerned, he's gonna always be a great fighter. That's just the nature of Shane. Shane has been taught to train vigorously for each fight, so he's gonna always be in a situation where he's gonna progress, even if it's not just him doing the work himself. Shane knows how to train. He knows what to do. This is his job.
It would be a great feat for Shane [to beat Mayweather]. He can go on and fight Pacquiao and once again prove to everybody what a great talent he is and how much he's bringing to the sport of boxing.
I've always told Shane he needs to talk a little more because a mouth that stays closed never gets fed. So guys like Floyd and Roy and Bernard, they usually kind of get the jump on him because they're running their mouths and people, while they might not like that, they're on top with the PR stuff. So I enourage Shane to start talking a little more to let people know that, "Hey, I'm here. I'm not going anywhere." So a win would be tremondous, in fact, stupendous.
Shane trains year round. He don't stop training. He's always busy playing basketball or something. He's like a big kid. I mean, 38, it doesn't mean anything because Shane takes his supplements, he takes care of himself, he drinks a lot of water, things like that, and that keeps him in shape.
Well, from what I've been told, Shane was getting ready to move up to 147 and he asked Floyd if he wanted to fight him. If he did, come on up to 135 and they can fight and then he can go on ahead and move up to 147. But Floyd said he wanted to remain undefeated...he wanted to break the record of, I don't know, I'm not sure who the guy was, Carlos Monzon or something, break his record of being undefeated or something, title defenses or something like that, I'm not exactly sure, but it was something like that. So Shane said, "Well, fine," and he just moved up to 147. And then, of course, shortly after that, Floyd moved up to 135.
I haven't been up to Big Bear to see what he's doing. Like I said before, Shane already knows how to fight. I've trained him from age 8 up till now and that's 30 years, so if he don't know how to fight now, he never will. I don't think anybody can train him to fight any different. He already knows how to fight and so if Shane, at this point, wanted someone else to traine him, well fine.
I don't know what he's [Naazim Richardson] doing with Shane. I know when Shane fights, he fights the way that I've trained him to fight. I see that, you know? But like you said, a strategy to do certain things, well, I mean, that's what he says he's doing, he has a strategy, but let me say this hear, we've been having a strategy to fight Floyd since Floyd's been boxing. So if we ever had a chance to fight him, we already know how to fight Floyd and beat him. So it won't be a surprise to me when Shane beats him, you know? Because we already studied him over and over again. I'm sure Floyd has studied Shane over and over again. We've already laid the tracks across our brains how to fight him...we already know how to beat him.
The style that they've given Floyd Jr. hasn't changed...basically, he's been the same fighter all of his career. Coming out the Olympics, he's the same fighter. He might be slightly more defensive, because you gotta be kind of offensive as an amateur, but as a pro, he's been more defensive. Unless you're a guy that he knows he can really, really beat. He'll come after you then. So he's not a stupid fighter at all. Now, he's not just going to run after Shane like Shane is Marquez. He's not going to do that. That's his style. He's got a style where he'll try to adapt to your style, and also Shane can do the same thing.
I think Shane is a defensive fighter also. People don't know that. They think he's not, but Shane is a boxer-puncher. I call it Power Boxing. And so I'm thinking when you're boxing a guy who may be defensive against all of his other fights, he may not be so defensive against a guy of Shane's talent, you follow what I'm saying? So in that respect, I just think Shane will be too much for Floyd to handle. He's too powerful, he takes a good punch, he hits like a heavyweight and he's fast enough to hit Floyd. If they think Floyd is faster than Shane, let me just say it this way, he's fast enough to hit Floyd over and over and over again. And that's going to be a problem for Floyd.