Tuesday, February 9, 2010


Although the dream match-up between Mayweather and Pacquiao never transpired, boxing fans have a lot to be excited about with another mega-fight on the horizon: Mayweather vs. Mosley.

Shane Mosley looks to be Floyd Mayweather’s toughest opponent to date. This is certainly a risky fight for Floyd and could possibly jeopardize his unblemished record. Then again, this has been said before regarding other opponents he has faced in the past, such as De La Hoya, Hatton, Castillo and Corrales.

Mayweather is no stranger to controversy. He has continuously been accused of either cherrypicking or ducking opponents, the most recent and most notable being Manny Pacquiao, a man who many consider to be the best fighter of this era. With his demand that Pacquiao and all future opponents be subjected to Olympic-style drug testing, Mayweather has faced a barrage of criticism as of late.

Now, however, Mayweather’s attention has shifted from Pacquaio to Mosley. If anyone believed that Mayweather would never fight a top welterweight like Mosley, they have now been proven wrong. It was never hype. The contracts are signed and the critics should now be silenced.

There seems to be more anticipation for Mayweather-Mosley than Pacquaio-Clottey, as
Pacquaio’s fight against Clottey looks to be an easy win, especially considering the way he has fought lately. As for Mayweather, on the other hand, his fight with Mosley could go either way.

There is no telling what shape Mosley will be in for the fight scheduled on May 1 and we are unsure of the effects from his long lay off. However, if he looks anything like he did last year against Margarito, we will be in store for an entertaining fight.

In the back of many people’s minds, the fight that everyone eventually wants to see is Pacquiao-Mayweather. For now, both men have to focus on other opponents before that contest can even be discussed again. The reality is that Shane Mosley is no soft touch for Floyd. This is a dangerous fight and a bout with Mosley will require Mayweather’s undivided attention.

Author: Sabrina Montez

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