Tuesday, April 20, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
By Rick Reeno
Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer has confirmed that Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Shane Mosley, scheduled for May 1 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, is technically a non-title fight. The WBA's welterweight title will only be at stake for Mosley, because Mayweather has refused to pay the necessary sanctioning fee.
"This is not a WBA championship fight, but on a separate side, we are currently discussing with the WBA, for Shane, that Shane would be defending his belt. For the purpose of this call, it's bascially a non-WBA fight. The two best fighters fighting each other, that's what's at stake here," Schaefer said.
If Mosley wins, the victory would count as an official title defense. But if Mayweather wins the fight, the title will either become vacant or the sanctioning body may decide to keep Mosley as the champion. When Schaefer was asked if Mayweather had the ability to win the title on May 1, assuming he beats Mosley, Schaefer replied "no."