Friday, April 16, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
By Sabrina Montez | April 15, 2010
"It's gonna be a great fight and Mayweather is going to seal his fate in history as one of the greatest fighters ever, period! I mean, he's fighting a 5-time world champion, he's a 6-time world champion," stated world-class trainer Roger Mayweather as he shared his thoughts on the upcoming clash between Floyd Mayweather and Shane Mosley. Roger, who was on hand at yesterday's open workout, believes that, more than anything, the skills of Floyd Mayweather far outweigh any advantage that an opponent may have. "People can't doubt Mayweather's abilities and his skills to win and I think that's what it's going to boil down to," he remarked. "Skills win fights. That's generally how it goes; skills win fights. Unless something happens outrageous, skills pay the bills."
When asked what he thought about recent comments made by some members of the media, as wll as Shane himself, that Mosley is just as fast, perhaps even faster, than Floyd, Roger immediately took offense to the suggestion. "How is a guy 37 years old faster than a guy who's 31 or 32 years old? That don't make sense. How is he faster than Mayweather? Tell me that! That's what he say, but remember one thing about it, boxing has nothing to do with speed; how you win fights has nothing to do with speed," he continued before proceeding to explain his response with an example. "One of the fastest fighters in the world was Howard Davis Jr. and he still never won a world championship, so what does that mean? What does that mean how fast you is? That don't mean nothing at all."
Roger then went on to assure everyone that Floyd knows full well the challenge that lies ahead on May 1, and as such, he's training even more vigorously than he normally does. "He's fighting a 5-time world champion, so obviously this fight is a little different than the ones before. The other guys that was before him wasn't 5-time world champions," he added. Roger even went so far as to pay Mosley a slight compliment, stating, "Mosley is one of the better guys in the history of the guys that Floyd fought, so this is what he's preparing for."