Friday, April 23, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
Pittsburgh Fight Sports Examiner | Scott Heritage
Shane Mosley fired back at Floyd Mayweather's recent criticisms of him today and made some interesting remarks of his own regarding the upcoming fight and the 24/7 episodes.
Not long ago Mosley seemed to be winning the psychological battle between the two, largely ignoring Mayweather's rather toothless remarks about him.
By starting a war of words with Mayweather though, Mosley might be playing right into his hands.
After all most of Mayweather's comments have been aimed towards getting a rise out of Mosley, and examining his latest comments they now seem to be working.
Speaking to ESPN radio, Mosley said:
"He wants to talk about my suit. You know? He's talking about the curls in my hair, and if I'm getting a nose job, I mean, is he funny? Is he gay or something? You know, all of these different things about my personal stuff, and I'm like, 'Wow, he's reading into it that much?' So, I mean, you've got to watch out. There's different things that don't sound right. You know?"
Mayweather previously said that Mosley looked like a character from the movie Avatar, and that he had borrowed money from Oscar De La Hoya recently. He also accused Mosley of having had a nose job and commented on his recent divorce.
"What's weird to me is that everybody on his whole team, all of his security guards, they look like they're on steroids. They all look like they're on 'roids, and I don't understand it. I mean, why does he keep saying, 'Steroids, steroids, steroids,'"
Judging from their appearance on the latest episode of 24/7, Mayweather's posse of bodyguards did look a little 'enhanced' with something other than just hard work and protein shakes. Given that Mayweather didn't appear to even speak to them much, let alone train with them though it's a bit of a stretch to assume Mayweather is taking the same kind of 'supplements' that they are.
If anything they seemed unnecessary also, there didn't appear to be hordes of fans trying to break into Floyd's training sessions.
"And, you know, I notice that Floyd always shaves his head, all of the time. His head is shaved. His head is starting to look a little bigger. You know? Maybe, I mean, he has all of these people around him that's on steroids, maybe he dibbles and dabbles a little bit."
"Like I said, the guys are going in the gym, and they're doing weights and all of that, they look like they're on roids, for real. You've got that type of company around you all the time, then nine times out of 10, you're doing something."
This will no doubt come as music to Mayweather's ears despite the fact he was insulted. Floyd loves to trash talk his opponents, and he knows the more he can Mosley verbally spar, the more pay per views they will sell. Whether he really believes what comes out of his mouth, or will get bothered by what Mosley is saying is uncertain. If Shane really wants to get Mayweather angry, all the money he's lost through one thing or another would be a better topic of derision.
For Mosley, firing back at Mayweather might not be a good move on the whole though. So far Mosley has maintained that he doesn't care what Floyd says about him and that he is just focused on the fight. Mosley suddenly firing back might be a sign that Mayweather's talk is getting to Mosley, which only means Mayweather will step it up from here on in.
Just days ago on a radio interview Mosley said:
"I don't pay attention to the things he says, I just pay attention to the fight. It really doesn't bother me because I know its just a strategy he's trying to pull outside the ring and if I get involved and go back and forth with this then he'll win that battle"
Apparently that isn't the case anymore, and you can be sure Mayweather will be all to eager to fire back at Mosley's latest comments. Watch this space.
Harry, Pittsburgh: "Mosley just got himself way over his head"
Darren, Philly: "I don't think Mosley is really bothered about what Floyd says, him and Mayweather probably like each other when the cameras are off"