Friday, April 2, 2010
Mayweather vs Mosley
Mississippi Fight Sports Examiner | Brad Cooney
It's rather easy for boxing scribes to pick apart Floyd Mayweather Jr from their keyboards across the country. Many negative things have been written about him from various boxing writers, including yours truly. The facts are fact though, so anything that this writer has written about concerning Floyd Mayweather Jr have all been true. The steroid allegations are true. The fact that he's fought smaller opponents is true. The fact that he demanded Olympic style blood testing is true. Do you know what else is true? Floyd Mayweather Jr also does some pretty good things for those in need. Yes, you heard me right. I know, I know, this will not sit well with Manny Pacquiao fans, but I give credit where credit is due.
Mayweather has a great cause called "The Floyd Mayweather Jr Foundation." It a not for profit organization, and it's mission is to empower and encourage community alliances, impact youth leadership and strengthen family foundations through community development, entrepreneurial-ism and education resulting in a healthier community. Floyd also feeds the homeless and hungry in Las Vegas regularly. Check out Floyd's foundation here - http://http://tfmjf.org/
Mayweather has no doubt brought on a lot of his negative press, but he's not quite the monster that people think he is. He is also an extremely gifted prize fighter so love him or hate him, you can't take that away from him. Has he fought the best the sport has to offer? No he has not. His upcoming fight against Shane Mosley will provide him with a great opportunity to shut up his critics.
I spoke to the Assistant Mississippi Athletic Commissioner Patrick Turner today. I got his thoughts on the upcoming Floyd Mayweather vs. Shane Mosley fight. Turner is leaning toward a Mosley upset, "If we see the same Mosley that showed up against Antonio Margarito, he can pull of an upset. Shane is at the top of his game right now. We haven't seen anything from Mayweather since he beat the smaller Juan Manuel Marquez." Turner likes Mosley's recent efforts, " Shane Mosley is fighting at the top of his game right now. This is the best Mosley that we have seen in years."
There really shouldn't be much question as to how talented Floyd Mayweather Jr is inside of the ring. The man can fight, and is a very smart fighter at that. Not everyone likes his style, but at the end of the day, nobody has ever defeated him. Floyd's behavior outside of the ring has many questions, but he's not all bad. His foundation is doing good, healthy, and positive things for people who desperately need it.
Marley's latest on Mayweather and Pacquiao - http://http://www.examiner.com/x-5699-Boxing-Examiner~y2010m4d1-Unholy-Trinity-Pacquiao-cant-bend-on-Mayweather-apology