Who Am I Picking? Mayweather vs Mosley PredictionCategory: Boxing
“Who R U Picking?” is the dumbest title for any pay-per-view sports event; MMA or boxing I have ever heard.
Even so, the fighters who will meet in the main event are not to be taken lightly as they are two of the best pound for pound boxers in the world.
On May 1, 2010 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Texas, USA, #2 ranked pound for pound boxer Floyd “Pretty Boy” Mayweather, Jr. faces off #3 ranked pound for pound boxer “Sugar” Shane Mosley.
This bout was just an afterthought after the negotiations for a Manny Pacquiao vs Floyd Mayweather, Jr. blockbuster fight failed due to the latter camp’s insistence of conducting an Olympic style drug-testing to which the former did not approve of.
Pacquiao has since gone off to dominate the tough Joshua Clottey in 12 rounds to win via unanimous decision last March 13, 2010 at the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas, USA.
After the Shane Mosley vs Andre Berto was scrapped off due to the January 12 earthquake in Haiti and Berto losing several family members in the disaster, Mosley was immediately brought in to fill the void.
After all, he was the one who challenged Mayweather during the ring interview after he defeated Juan Manuel Marquez in September.
American Floyd Mayweather, Jr (40-0, 25 KOs) is still undefeated and has won six world boxing championships in five different boxing weight classes and is the former WBC welterweight champion before he retired in 2007. He has beaten the likes of Diego Corrales, José Luis Castillo, Arturo Gatti, Zab Judah, Carlos Baldomir, Oscar De La Hoya, Ricky Hatton and Juan Manuel Marquez.
Looking to give “Money” his first loss is fellow American Shane Mosley (46-5, 39 KOs). He has won world titles in three weight divisions, and is the current WBA Welterweight Super Champion. He himself has defeated a who’s who of boxers: Oscar De La Hoya, Fernando Vargas, Luis Collazo, Ricardo Mayorga and Antonio Margarito. His 5 losses were against noteworthy opponents as well: twice to Vernon Forrest, twice to Winky Wright and once to Miguel Cotto.
In his last fight against Margarito and coming in to the fight as a 4-1 underdog, Mosley has stunned the boxing community using his superior hand speed, pinpoint accuracy and countless huge right hands to the jaw, to wear Margarito down and stop him with a technical knock-out in the 9th round.
At age 37 (at that time), he showed the world that he still has some gas left in his tank.
On May 1, 2010, Mosley is again coming as the underdog against the 33 year-old Mayweather. Despite a 21-month layoff from boxing, Mayweather has not rusted a bit giving Marquez a boxing clinic in one of the most statistically lopsided fights between 2 world class opponents.
With two wonderful performances in two separate fights who am I picking?
Well, you can’t really base a prediction on Mayweather and Mosley’s last fights as their opponents have different styles.
In his career, Mosley has used his jabs to control the fight early and has shown that he can slug it out with heavy punchers as well using his combination of size, speed and power. However, he is going to have a hard time against a slick defensive-minded boxer in Mayweather. Floyd might not knock Shane out but his counter-punching every time Shane comes in will allow him to rack up points and frustrate the older man even more.
My fearless forecast?
I predict a Unanimous Decision win by Mayweather after 12 Rounds.
UPDATE May 1, 2010: I’m right on the money! (pun intended) Mayweather wins via Unanimous Decision getting a score of 119-109, 119-109 and 118-10 from the judges.
Watch the Mayweather vs Mosley fight video below or the Mayweather vs Mosley fight highlights if it’s too boring for you:
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