Floyd Mayweather vs Shane Mosley Up Next?Category: Boxing
Due to the January 12 Haiti earthquake, the Shane Mosley vs Andre Berto bout is now canceled.
Berto is an American of Haitian descent even fighting for Haiti in the 2004 Olympics and he is just simply mentally and physically exhausted due to the disaster that befell his native country.
Because of this drastic turn of events, all eyes are now focused on a possible bout which is greater than this one: Floyd Mayweather, Jr. vs Shane Mosley.
Negotiations for the Pacquiao vs Mayweather megabout suffered a downturn due to the Mayweather camp’s insistence for an Olympic-style drug testing for both fighters which Pacquiao refused. Manny Pacquiao has since moved on and accepted a tough fight against Ghanaian boxer and former welterweight champion Joshua Clottey.
Floyd Mayweather, Jr. meanwhile is now left without an opponent. In waiting? Shane Mosley of course.
If you remember, in the post-fight ring interview when Mayweather defeated Juan Manuel Marquez in September, Mosley jumped into the ring with Bernard Hopkins and Max Kellerman and challenged Mayweather saying:
“Just want to get it on, that’s all.”
Now, I don’t know if that’s staged or not but Mayweather vs Mosley is a fight boxing fans really wanted to see.
While this one is not of the Pacquiao vs Mayweather epic proportion, a fight between the #2 and #3 ranked pound for pound fighters in the world is not bad either. Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer is reportedly already trying to put the fight on in a still undetermined date and location.
I hope there will be no more ducking and fooling around on this one.
UPDATE January 30, 2010: Floyd Mayweather and Shane Mosley have come to terms for a welterweight title bout on May 1 on HBO Pay-Per-View, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.If you want to receive my latest posts, please subscribe to my full feed RSS or have them delivered through email. Just enter your email address below and hit the Subscribe button.