Mayweather vs. Mosley is the True Mega Fight

April 27, 2010 – 7:00 am by Lance Zimmerman

Everyone wants Manny Pacquiao and Floyd Mayweather. It’s a fight that’s been talked about since Pacquiao beat Oscar De La Hoya in December of 2008. Each dismantling that Pacquiao has amassed since is blood in the water. The shark frenzy that is the boxing community reported on every bit of “news” that came out of the Mayweather/Pacquiao negotiations. Ultimately those talks broke completely down over the window of blood testing for performance enhancing drugs.

With the Mayweather fight now completely off the table, Pacquiao signed on immediately to fight Joshua Clottey. Mayweather, with no opponent in sight, was rumored to be sniffing fights with Matthew Hatton (Ricky’s brother), Paul Malignaggi and Yuri Foreman. The biggest losers in all of this seemed to be the people who were going to pay to watch these fights.

Shane Mosley at this point was completely off the table to both fighters as he had a late January date with Andre Berto. The massive earthquake in Haiti three weeks before the fight sent tremors all the way to the USA. Berto, a Haitian native, couldn’t possibly be asked to fight with eight relatives dead and more missing.

At this point we have Shane Mosley, the top rated welterweight in the eyes of the IBO, WBC and WBA, and Floyd Mayweather, the pound for pound greatest, or second greatest depending on who you ask, looking for fights. It was a natural to pit the two against each other, but its made sense for these two to fight three weight divisions and 10 years ago and every year along the way.

Mosley lacks the star power of a 2008-2010 Manny Pacquiao, but to people who watch boxing not only when the biggest marquee names are fighting will tell you that this is a tougher fight for Mayweather than Pacquiao could give him. Mosley may be on the wrong side of 30 at this point, but if you watched the beating he laid on Margarito, you could see that he still has plenty left in the tank.

However you draw the map to where we are today, be it a major earthquake, blood testing, a senate seat, us boxing fans are the lucky ones who will get to see the best pure boxing match that’s available in the sport.

Shane Mosley took time out of his busy training schedule to join ESPN Radio in Los Angeles with Andrew Siciliano and Mychal Thompson to promote the fight and throw a few verbal jabs Mayweather’s way.

Mosley was asked how he feels as Mayweather keeps referring to him as a “kid”:

“He’s been called Little Floyd his whole life so I think he wants to be the big dog. I’m the elder in this equation and I have the most experience in this equation. I don’t pay attention that stuff, I just pay attention to the fight.”

On if he’s bothered by Mayweather’s complete lack of respect for him:

“No, it really doesn’t bother me. I know it’s just a strategy he’s trying to pull outside the ring. If I get involved and go back and forth with this, then he’ll win that battle. I think that’s what’s driving him crazy, is that I wont engage in any type of that stuff. I’m just going to speak the truth and tell the truth, that’s it.”

Mosley was asked if he’s winning through six rounds if Mayweather just gives up knowing he has an automatic rematch clause in the contract:

“I don’t think so. I think he wants to protect his undefeated record. I think that’s very important to him. He’ll do it however he can do it. I know he’s going to have to fight until the end. If not, I’ll be victorious in that fight with no problems.”

On if he’s going to employ some of Marvin Hagler’s style he used against Tommy Hearns in being the aggressor through the whole fight:

“Well I’m going to make him fight. Tommy Hearns was a power puncher where Mayweather isn’t really a power puncher. It’s a different style. Where Tommy Hearns wanted to prove that Marvin couldn’t just walk him down, and that’s how come he was able to get caught. Mayweather is not that type of fighter where he’s going to try and combat with me and go back and forth because he knows that I have the advantage in the power. It’s a different type of strategy. You have to beat Floyd with your mind, and with your power and speed too, but I have to really use my mind to outthink Mayweather. I’ll be aggressive, and I’ll try and be as aggressive as I can, but the important thing is to win the fight.”

Mosley was asked about the comments Mayweather has made including Mosley’s former steroid abuse on the HBO 24/7 show:

“What’s weird to me is that everybody on his whole team, all of his security guards, they all look like they’re on steroids. They all look like they’re on roids. I don’t understand it. Why he keeps saying “steroids, steroids, steroids” and I noticed that Floyd always shaves his head all the time. His head is starting to look a little bigger. He has all these people around him that’s on steroids, maybe he’s dibbling and dabbling a little bit. The guys that usually talk about it all the time, “oh man, steroids, steroids, steroids, oh, oh” they’re usually the ones on it.”

On if he’s accusing Mayweather of taking steroids:

“No. I didn’t accuse him. I didn’t accuse anyone of anything. I’m just saying that when someone is saying different things all the time. He wants to talk about my suit, he wants to talk about the curls in my hair, that I’m getting a nose job. Is he funny? Is he gay or something? Why does he need to know all these different things about my personal stuff?”

Listen to the audio here.

  1. 27 Responses to “Mayweather vs. Mosley is the True Mega Fight”

  2. Oh my, I was looking at the HBO highlight reels of both Mosely and Mayweather and for the life of me I can’t understand why Mayweather is a top pound for pound fighter. Unlike Mosely, who fought some tough Hombres (Vernon Forrest, Miguel Cotto, Margarito) Mayweather doesn’t have one Marque name on his resume. Come on, Corrales, Castillo, Baldomir, Ricky Hatton at 147lbs., And of course Arturo Gatti, I love the guy but lets face it he has no skill and has been a punching for years before he fought floyd. The contender dude(Gomez) smoked him.
    Marquez came up three weight classes (he fought Pacquiao at 130) to fight floyd and floyd didn’t have the dignity to even make the weight) It was a split decision. Come on this guy is a total hype job. Come on a split decision with Oscar thats humiliating!

    To bad Shane is way over the hill to run down a rabbit like floyd.

    Super fight, yeah right, super hype you bet.

    By kbb on Apr 27, 2010

  3. you got that right kbb, i totally agree with you pal.
    this is no mega fight. just another boring event. waste of time and money.
    and why is floyd on the pound for pound ranking when all he do is counter punch and run, cherry pick smaller opponents and only gets a UD? all floyd has is an American citizenship thats keeping him on top of all this ratings.

    By ernanskie on Apr 27, 2010

  4. moseley knocks out this floyd jr any takers….

    By gayfloydp4p on Apr 27, 2010

  5. Hype all you want but people around the world will view this as one boring game due to the following:
    1. All Mayweather can show is jab and backpedal for the whole 12 rounds.
    2. Mayweather has already said he is into it for the money and not for the game of boxing.
    3. The last 4 games of Mayweather are all classical boring games.
    4. Mosley is almost 40 years old. Those who watched Hopkins-Jones could attest how boring is it to watch 40 year old boxer in the ring.
    5. Mosley has been deprived to use PED. That is his only weapon to last the 12 rounds and he has been deprived to use it.

    After this game this will be a talk of the town thing…people who watched it will be saying they never learned from previous Mayweather games, that they are indeed a fool for watching a boring game. They gave up their hard earned money just to watch this boring game being hyped as something interesting.

    By Ka Dencio on Apr 27, 2010

  6. SCRIPTED PPV DRAMA BY GBP

    Mosley vs Mayweather GAME PLAN (Scripted Fight Part 1):
    Staged by: Pussy Boy Floyd (PBF) / Gay Boy Promotions (GBP)
    Main Sponsor: The RING Magazine (Owned by GOLDEN BOY – MAFIA Boxing Godfather)
    Secondary Sponsor: BALCO/USADA/WADA Boys (Golf Buddies)
    A. BLOOD TESTING:
    1st Round – Steroid Test
    2nd Round – PED Test
    3rd Round – Meth Test
    4th Round – Heroin Test
    5th Round – Cocaine Test
    6th Round – Marijuana Test
    7th Round – HIV Test
    8th Round – Gonorrhea Test
    9th Round – Syphilis Test
    10th Round – AIDS Test
    11th Round – TB Test
    12th Round – Ebak or Stool test
    Results: Both Negative according to BALCO (Victor Conte)/USADA (Travis Tygart)/WADA (David Howman) Test – Founders are both Oscar Golf Buddies

    By Golden Boy on Apr 27, 2010

  7. SCRIPTED PPV DRAMA BY GBP

    GAME PLAN (Scripted Fight Part 2):
    B. Fight I: Who R U Picking – Decision: Draw – to protect Floyds “0″
    C. Fight II: THE REMATCH – Decision: Winner (Mosley) – will lead to Fight III
    D. Fight III: THE TRILOGY – Decision: Winner (Mayweather) – will proclaim the “P4P King of all time”
    E. Overall Winner: Pussy Boy Floyd (PBF) / Gay Boy Promotions (GBP)
    Overall Loser: Boxing Fans & Entire WORLD of BOXING

    By Golden Boy on Apr 27, 2010

  8. TO ALL OUR LATINO BROTHERS WHO LOVES BOXING
    SHOULD UNITE TO BOYCOTT THIS RACIST/PREJUDICE BOXER & PROMOTER
    PUSSY BOY FRAUD (PBF) & GAYDEN BOY PHOMOTION (GBP) FUTURE FIGHTS !

    A TODOS NUESTROS HERMANOS LATINOS QUE AMA BOXEO
    DEBEN UNIRSE PARA BOICOTEAR ESTE RACISTAS PERJUICIO BOXER & PROMOTOR
    PUSSY BOY FRAUDE (PBF) y GAYDEN BOY PHOMOTION (GBP) FUTURO FIGHTS !

    TO ALL OUR LATINO BROTHERS WHO LOVES BOXING
    SHOULD UNITE TO BOYCOTT THIS RACIST/PREJUDICE BOXER & PROMOTER
    PUSSY BOY FRAUD (PBF) & GAYDEN BOY PHOMOTION (GBP) FUTURE FIGHTS !!

    A TODOS NUESTROS HERMANOS LATINOS QUE AMA BOXEO
    DEBEN UNIRSE PARA BOICOTEAR ESTE RACISTAS PERJUICIO BOXER & PROMOTOR
    PUSSY BOY FRAUDE (PBF) y GAYDEN BOY PHOMOTION (GBP) FUTURO FIGHTS !!

    DON’T WASTE YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY ON “WHO R U PICKING” FIGHT ON MAY 1st
    BY BOYCOTTING AND WATCH IT ONLY ON “YOU TUBE” FREE THE FOLLOWING DAY !!!

    VIVA LOS LATINOS !!! VIVA LOS FILIPINOS !!! VIVA LOS LATINOS !!!

    By Mestizo on Apr 27, 2010

  9. PAC version: bang! bang! bang! bang! bang! bang! bang! bang! bang! bang!
    Mayweather version: run! run! run! run! duck! duck! quack! quack! hide! hide! Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha !!!

    By Jim Lampley on Apr 27, 2010

  10. Knucklehead Fraud Chickenweather (KFC) – We Do Chicken Right !!! For your Safety – All of our chickens are Xylocaine injected and randomly blood tested (Olympic style).

    By Ken Ducky on Apr 27, 2010

  11. - MANNY “PACMAN The GOAT – Greatest Of All Time” PACQUIAO
    - Manny “The Millennium Man” Pacquiao
    - Manny “The Hurricane” Pacquiao
    - Manny “The Tornado” Pacquiao
    - Manny “The Tsunami” Pacquiao
    - Manny “The Asteroid” Pacquiao
    - Manny “The Meteor” Pacquiao
    - Manny “The Comet” Pacquiao
    - Manny “The Machine Gun” Pacquiao

    By Jim Lampley on Apr 27, 2010

  12. 6 Reasons Why PACQUIAO is Considered the Best:
    * Faith in God
    * Loyalty to his fans
    * Bring Excitements to Boxing World
    * The ability to rise above all odds
    * Humility
    * Fight style

    By Emmanuel Steward on Apr 27, 2010

  13. TO ALL OUR ASIAN BROTHERS WHO LOVES BOXING
    SHOULD UNITE TO BOYCOTT THIS RACIST/PREJUDICE BOXER & PROMOTER
    PUSSY BOY FRAUD (PBF) & GAYDEN BOY PHOMOTION (GBP) FUTURE FIGHTS !

    TO ALL OUR ASIAN BROTHERS WHO LOVES BOXING
    SHOULD UNITE TO BOYCOTT THIS RACIST/PREJUDICE BOXER & PROMOTER
    PUSSY BOY FRAUD (PBF) & GAYDEN BOY PHOMOTION (GBP) FUTURE FIGHTS !!

    TO ALL OUR ASIAN BROTHERS WHO LOVES BOXING
    SHOULD UNITE TO BOYCOTT THIS RACIST/PREJUDICE BOXER & PROMOTER
    PUSSY BOY FRAUD (PBF) & GAYDEN BOY PHOMOTION (GBP) FUTURE FIGHTS !!!

    TO ALL OUR ASIAN BROTHERS WHO LOVES BOXING
    SHOULD UNITE TO BOYCOTT THIS RACIST/PREJUDICE BOXER & PROMOTER
    PUSSY BOY FRAUD (PBF) & GAYDEN BOY PHOMOTION (GBP) FUTURE FIGHTS !!!!

    TO ALL OUR ASIAN BROTHERS WHO LOVES BOXING
    SHOULD UNITE TO BOYCOTT THIS RACIST/PREJUDICE BOXER & PROMOTER
    PUSSY BOY FRAUD (PBF) & GAYDEN BOY PHOMOTION (GBP) FUTURE FIGHTS !!!!!

    By Koreano on Apr 27, 2010

  14. Greatest Battle “KNUCKLEHEADther vs ShaneROIDS” of all time !!! ha ha ha ha ….

    By KKK Alabama Chapter on Apr 27, 2010

  15. BALCO/USADA/WADA Boys Presents:
    Watch the next X-Men sequel this year:

    Starring: Floyd “The Xylocaine Man” Mayweather – The Injector
    co-Starring: Shane “The EPOster/THGroid Man” Mosley – The Cream dela Clear user

    By X-Men on Apr 27, 2010

  16. DISNEY Boys Presents:
    Watch the next Disney sequel this year:

    Starring: Floyd “The Mighty Duck” Mayweather – The No 1 Pound for Pound “DUCKER of all time”
    co-Starring: Shane “The Mighty Mouse” Moseley – The BALCO Boy

    By Donald on Apr 27, 2010

  17. The MAYWEATHERS (aka THE THREE STOOGES) – Floyd Jr. “Larry” / Floyd Sr. “Curly” / Roger “Mo”

    By Tres Musketeros on Apr 27, 2010

  18. TO ALL 4 MILLION FILIPINOS IN THE US & 6 MILLION OFW’s AROUND THE WORLD:
    TO ALL 98 MILLION FILIPINOS IN THE PHILIPPINES LET’S ALL UNITE AS ONE:

    LET’s ALL BOYCOTT PUSSY BOY FRAUD (PBF) & GAYDEN BOY PHOMOTION (GBP) FUTURE FIGHTS !

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    LET’s ALL BOYCOTT PUSSY BOY FRAUD (PBF) & GAYDEN BOY PHOMOTION (GBP) FUTURE FIGHTS !!!

    LET’s ALL BOYCOTT PUSSY BOY FRAUD (PBF) & GAYDEN BOY PHOMOTION (GBP) FUTURE FIGHTS !!!!

    LET’s ALL BOYCOTT PUSSY BOY FRAUD (PBF) & GAYDEN BOY PHOMOTION (GBP) FUTURE FIGHTS !!!!!

    LET’s ALL BOYCOTT PUSSY BOY FRAUD (PBF) & GAYDEN BOY PHOMOTION (GBP) FUTURE FIGHTS !!!!!!

    LET’s ALL BOYCOTT PUSSY BOY FRAUD (PBF) & GAYDEN BOY PHOMOTION (GBP) FUTURE FIGHTS !!!!!!!

    LET’s ALL BOYCOTT PUSSY BOY FRAUD (PBF) & GAYDEN BOY PHOMOTION (GBP) FUTURE FIGHTS !!!!!!!!

    LET’s ALL BOYCOTT PUSSY BOY FRAUD (PBF) & GAYDEN BOY PHOMOTION (GBP) FUTURE FIGHTS !!!!!!!!!

    By Pnoy na Pnoy on Apr 27, 2010

  19. THIS FIGHT IS A SHAM!!! A 38 YEAR OLD AGAINST ANY FIGHTER STILL IN HIS PRIME IS AN EASY WIN. THE GREAT MICHAEL JORDAN SHOT 41% FROM THE FIELD AT 38 AND SUCKED. YOU CANNOT BEAT AGE. ANYONE WHO THINKS THIS IS A GOOD FIGHT IS A DOUCHE. EASY, BORING 12 ROUNDER FOR FLOYD THE FRUIT.

    By STAMPEEED on Apr 27, 2010

  20. I WILL WATCH DRUNK MEXICAN CHICKS WEARING BARELY ANYTHING DOWNTOWN INSTEAD OF WATCHING THIS BOREFEST.

    By STAMPEEED on Apr 27, 2010

  21. MEGA WHAT?
    NO WAY.
    MEGA WHAT?
    FRAUDY DUCK.
    MEGA WHAT?
    BIG BOYCOTT.
    MEGA WHAT?
    NO WAY
    I LOSS FIFTY
    FOR FRAUDIE.

    By buddyo on Apr 27, 2010

  22. I will see this for FREE. BOYCOT! BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT! BOYCOTT!

    By AmericanBoy on Apr 27, 2010

  23. This so-called Mega Fight will be in an unfilled small venue (12,000 out of 17,000). Pacaquiao’s last fight with a nobody had 50,994 in attendance. PPV numbers can be manipulated for publicity purposes.

    By Wacky Jabber on Apr 27, 2010

  24. Call it “should’ve been mega fight” cause mosley is old already. Call it mega fight with pacman at 142-144 catchweight to make it even – but floyd is gay & can’t fight evenly.

    By willy on Apr 27, 2010

  25. Honestly, the fight looks boring. It doesn’t bring much excitement maybe due to the fact that both fighters are OLD and Mayweather is boring. Its like just another boxing event. I’ll watch this fight on replay or free streaming. We also want to teach Mayweather how to respect the fight fans. He thought we owe to him everything. He thought he’s above everything.

    By Freibniz on Apr 27, 2010

  26. MMUGAH FIGHT??? OOOHHHHWWWWWWZZZZZZ!!!!!!RREEAAALLLLYYYYY????!!! EAT THIS:

    http://boxing.fighthype.com/2010/04/mayweather-mosley-not-quite-as-hot-a-ticket-as-pacquiao-clottey/comment-page-1/#comment-4086

    By myk.. on Apr 28, 2010

  27. Why do you think they keep on mentioning Pacman’s name? It’s not even Pacman who’s fighting.

    This fight will not sell if they had not been mentioning Pacquiao’s name. People got interested only because of the Pacman. So they should thank Manny for helping them sell this boring fight.

    By opining on Apr 28, 2010

  28. MongoFloid
    is the PPV (should have been PAY-PER-BELT) king
    and
    he is the P4P (pay 4 pay) champ
    in
    the minds & hearts of
    the
    Floidiot fans

    By maligalig on Apr 28, 2010

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