Friday, April 23, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
Mississippi Fight Sports Examiner | Brad Cooney
Shane Mosley will take on the former pound for pound king, Floyd Mayweather Jr on May 1st, 2010. Words cant describe how huge this fight is for Mosley, a fight that he's been waiting for a long time. Firstly, Mosley will earn a very respectable purse. Shane has been patiently waiting for a mega fight to come his way, and on May 1st he gets his shot. Yes he has been in some big fights in his day, but not this big. READ Michael Marley's take on Mosley vs. Mayweather here - http://www.examiner.com/x-5699-Boxing-Examiner~y2010m4d18-Floyd-Mayweather-brays-like-donkey-Shane-Mosleys-plan-is-payday
Shane Mosley is in a very nice position right now. He has a rematch clause that mandates a rematch against Floyd. If Shane defeats Floyd Mayweather he can rematch him and up the pot to an even bigger purse. If Shane loses to Floyd, he can demand that the rematch take place and double up a nice payday, or he can take a step aside payment in order for Floyd and Manny Pacquiao to do their thing. If he elects to step aside, he can bank that money and then challenge the winner of Pacquiao vs. Mayweather.
The fans are split on who will win between Mosley and Mayweather. I was recently in Memphis, TN where Mississippi based promoter Prize Fight Promotions, and CES entertainment put on the ESPN FNF card. I spoke with a lot of the boxing fans in attendance about the Maweather vs. Mosley fight. The results are pretty equal. About half of those I spoke to think Mayweather will win, and the other half think that Mosley will win.
Shane Mosley is sitting pretty right now. He is approaching the later part of his career, and he is in position to make the most money of his entire career at that. This fight is good for boxing. Shane Mosley vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr. Two of the best fighting the best, as boxing should be. Hopefully in the future the fight that everybody wants to see will come to fruition as well. Floyd knows that a fight against the current pound for pound king, Pacquiao equals up to 40 million dollars. Floyd has made it no surprise that he is all about money.
Until Mayweather vs. Pacquiao happens, we got Shane Mosley vs Floyd Mayweather next. A great fight between two of the best at their craft. Many of Manny Pacquiao's fans are calling for a boycott of this fight. That is their right and they certainly do not have to watch it. I for one do want to see this fight because it can possibly be a classic match. No matter what the outcome is, it will create anticipation. If Floyd wins he will silence some of his critics. And if Shane wins, it will perhaps silence Floyd Mayweather, for the time being anyway. Floyd would then be afforded his opportunity to get the rematch and we would have another great fight at hand.
Mosley has had a great career. His career is not over with but it is definitely getting closer and closer to being over with. He is in the best spot of his career right now, and it's a good thing for boxing as well.
Read more on Mosley vs. Mayweather here - http://www.8countnews.com