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Mayweather vs Mosley......May 1st

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  • ethosethos Posts: 1,745 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2010

    Great promo video some guy made end of last year before the fight was supposed to be made.
    Every disappointment is a blessing in disguise....

    Causes and effects are not real, but are habits of our mind to make sense of the observation that A often occurs together with or slightly before B. All we can observe are correlations, not causations; from which we make inductive inferences.
  • ethosethos Posts: 1,745 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2010
    The fight is finally official. Mayweather finally signs the contract.
    Mosley-Mayweather fight secured

    By Dan Rafael
    ESPN.com

    After several days of concern over whether Floyd Mayweather Jr. would sign the contract for an agreed-upon showdown with welterweight titleholder Shane Mosley, he put pen to paper on Wednesday and signed the contract, Mosley attorney Judd Burstein told ESPN.com.

    That was the last hurdle to finalizing the super fight. Mosley signed on Friday.

    Mosley will defend his title against Mayweather on May 1 (HBO PPV) at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

    "He signed. It's going to be a great fight," Burstein said.

    Burstein said he received the news on Wednesday afternoon from Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer, who had been told by Al Haymon, a Mayweather adviser. Burstein said he then spoke to Haymon.

    "Al Haymon's word is gold to me. He told me personally," Burstein said. "We spoke and he said Floyd signed. It was a short but happy conversation. Shane is excited. We all know it's going to be a great fight."

    Later Wednesday, the fighters issued statements.

    "This one is definitely for the fans as I wasn't going to waste anyone's time with a meaningless tune-up bout and asked to fight Shane immediately," Mayweather said. "I have said ever since I came back to the sport that I only wanted to fight the best. I think Shane is one of the best, but come May 1, he still won't be great enough to beat me."

    Said Mosley, "I have always wanted to fight Floyd and now it is finally coming true. I am already in great shape and ready to show everyone on May 1 that I am stronger, faster and better than he is. I will have no problem beating him."


    Schaefer and Burstein had voiced concern on Tuesday when Mayweather had still not yet signed several days after Mosley had signed and the Mayweather side said it had agreed to the terms.

    Getting the contract signed this week was pivotal because Schaefer planned for the fighters to go to Miami this weekend to kick off the promotion with a variety of media appearances at the Super Bowl.

    That was the blueprint Schaefer followed before the Mayweather-Oscar De La Hoya fight in May 2007. They also went to the Super Bowl to kick off the promotion and the result was the highest grossing pay-per-view in history.

    Mayweather (40-0, 25 KOs), a five-division champion, and Mosley (46-5, 39 KOs), a three-division champion, have seemingly been on a collision course since the late 1990s, when Mosley was lightweight champion and Mayweather was junior lightweight champion.

    Now, the fight is on, having come together under unusual circumstances.

    Mayweather had been close to a deal with Manny Pacquiao for a March 13 fight, but that fell apart in early January after the camps had worked out everything except for the drug testing protocol, which they could not agree upon.

    Not long after that, Mosley's Jan. 30 unification bout with Andre Berto was canceled when Berto, a Haitian-American, withdrew from the fight after eight members of his family were killed in the earthquake that ravaged the Caribbean nation.

    At Mayweather's insistence, both fighters have agreed to undergo Olympic-style drug testing for the fight.

    "Floyd has been trying to make this fight for the last 10 years, so he is extremely excited about the opportunity to face Shane," said Leonard Ellerbe, a Mayweather adviser. "He can't wait to extend his undefeated record and perform at the highest level. More importantly, he is also happy to set the precedent for random blood testing in order to ensure fair and safe contests for all fighters."

    Mosley was linked to the BALCO scandal, admitting during grand jury testimony, which was later released, that he had used designer steroids "the clear" and "the cream" and injected himself with EPO, a blood oxygen enhancer, during the lead-up to his 2003 rematch with Oscar De La Hoya. Mosley said he took the steroids unknowingly.

    "When two champions of this caliber meet in the ring, you can expect nothing but excellence and that is what we are going to see on May 1," Schaefer said. "Shane Mosley is one of the greatest fighters of this era and I commend him for not only agreeing to the fight against Mayweather, but also agreeing to participate in a testing process that can only help the integrity of the sport."

    Mayweather came out of an 18-month retirement in September to easily outpoint lightweight champ Juan Manuel Marquez.

    Mosley hasn't fought in 13 months, when he upset Antonio Margarito, knocking him out in the ninth round to win a welterweight title for the second time.

    Dan Rafael is ESPN.com's boxing writer.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/sports/boxing/news/story?id=4884208
    Every disappointment is a blessing in disguise....

    Causes and effects are not real, but are habits of our mind to make sense of the observation that A often occurs together with or slightly before B. All we can observe are correlations, not causations; from which we make inductive inferences.
  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Posts: 51,723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2010
    cant wait for this
  • MasteryMastery Posts: 14,522 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2010
  • bull6599bull6599 Posts: 6,624 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2010
    Jab specialist? LOL

    Intriguing fight nonetheless. Floyd should get the victory. He's the younger, quicker man at this stage in both their careers and frankly Shane doesn't have the intagibles in his style to beat Floyd. I've said it over and over, Floyd would've beaten Shane at any point in their careers. Though he had terrific speed in his early days, Shane never could deal with boxers and guys that moved well in the ring. He's a mid range fighter that uses his JAB as a range gauge to set up his leaping power shots. To offset Floyd's rhythm you need a stiff, straight jab and you have to at some point fight a negative fight to force him to come out of his shell. Shane simply doesn't have the tools to accomplish that.

    Yeah Shane's jab is hasnt been a serious threat in years imo. Ur also right about Shane having trouble w/ technical boxers and defensive specialist (see Winky Wright & Vernon Forrest). When he fights those types of fighters he seems to get frustrated when his offense isnt effective and tries to turn it into a brawl. A lot of people bring up his last fight against Margarito where he looked great, but Margarito is a punching bag. He has no D and his happy to brawl & slug which is what they did that in that match.

    Shane has the power advantage w/o a doubt, but in that Margarito fight his power punches were wide and looping. He was able to hit a turtle in Margarito but wide & looping power shots will not land against a boxer like Floyd. I've also noticed that on his power punches Shane tends to have his feet set (flat-footed). He's going to have to be able to throw power punches while moving/on his toes against Floyd. But w/ Nazeem Richardson training him now he may be able to crack Floyd's defense and land some power punches. Contrary to popular belief I dont think Shane has KO power, but rather his opponents are worn down by an accumaltion of power punches throughout the fight. Shane will be Floyd's toughest test to date so dont sleep on him but I have Floyd by SD in 12.
  • marc123marc123 Posts: 16,505 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2010
    i really hope they talk alotta trash b4 the fight, maybe even a shoving match and the weigh in. make it fun. cuz i got a feelin this will be a boring fight. Floyd gone dance around the ring for 12 rds, Shane will not land any clean shots. then floyd wins by decision.

    im more looking forward to the Clotty v. Pac fight. since Clotty has never been knocked out b4. and i feel Clotty will be lookin to shock the world. i dont think he'll win, but he'll put up a good fight!
  • makaveli4evermakaveli4ever Posts: 826
    edited February 2010
    This fight is pointless. The outcome is already known.
  • swadeswswadesw Posts: 75
    edited February 2010
    CMac wrote: »
    Yeah you right once this fight is over that Manny/Floyd fight is bound to happen

    I dont see it happening I wouldnt fight pacman bc I think he's definetly on Steroids... What in the hell do superstitions have to do with drug testing they made up some lame excuses.... How in the hell is a boxer afraid of needles
  • cuttadc13cuttadc13 Posts: 1,626 ✭✭
    edited February 2010
    IF Mosely so happens to beat Mayweather some how....that will change EVERYTHING and Mayweather knows it...I think after he beats Mosely and fights Pacman, he should just hang up the gloves to preserve his record..
  • bull6599bull6599 Posts: 6,624 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2010
    cuttadc13 wrote: »
    IF Mosely so happens to beat Mayweather some how....that will change EVERYTHING and Mayweather knows it...I think after he beats Mosely and fights Pacman, he should just hang up the gloves to preserve his record..

    That would be the perfect scenario, but I think Floyd signed a contract for 5 fights when he came back. So w/ Marquez that leaves 4 and if he beats Mosley and Pacman he still has 2 left contractually. Maybe Arum will finally let him fight Cotto, but Idk who's left after that.
  • killapkillap Posts: 3,429 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2010
    bull6599 wrote: »
    That would be the perfect scenario, but I think Floyd signed a contract for 5 fights when he came back. So w/ Marquez that leaves 4 and if he beats Mosley and Pacman he still has 2 left contractually. Maybe Arum will finally let him fight Cotto, but Idk who's left after that.

    Maybe a tune up in between somewhere?!?
  • ethosethos Posts: 1,745 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2010
    Couple Mayweather interviews from superbowl weekend.

    OCNN Interviews Mayweather

    Floyd Mayweather Interview with Chris Rock, David Spade, 2livestews


    Floyd Mayweather Interview with SkySports


    Floyd Mayweather sits down with Bernie Miklasz


    Floyd Mayweather Interview with Sports Radio 610


    ESPN Interview


    Tiki Barber Interviews Mayweather - Yahoo Sports
    http://sports.yahoo.com/video/player/nfl/Y_Sports_NFL/17997773#nfl/Y_Sports_NFL/17997773


    Floyd Mayweather Stops by Radio Row - CBS Sports
    http://www.cbssports.com/video/player/play/boxing/wLJdkS6YkOeXROvYe9sEwqKhKLRzMbcj


    Floyd Mayweather Talks Superbowl, Pacquiao and Mosley - NFL Network
    http://www.istandnfight.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=390:mayweather-talks-mosley-pac-a-super-bowl&catid=43:blog&Itemid=80
    Every disappointment is a blessing in disguise....

    Causes and effects are not real, but are habits of our mind to make sense of the observation that A often occurs together with or slightly before B. All we can observe are correlations, not causations; from which we make inductive inferences.
  • DSP4LifeDSP4Life Posts: 30
    edited February 2010
    i have hated mosely every since they gave him the de la hoya fights ...
  • aneed123aneed123 Posts: 23,429 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2010
    Shane is no jab specialist he flick jabs and its basically a range finder. Floyd jab to the stomach and head is way better. Shane is older now and has folk a lil fooled by beating slow ass mexicans (Vargas, Mayorga, Margarito) add in Cotto was beating him to the punch a lot. Shane wings wild hooks with his eyes closed as well. Floyd should have acounter punching field day. this fight shoulda been made back at 135. hopefully it will be a great fight and set up a Manny fight later on
  • PapaJuicePapaJuice Posts: 435
    edited February 2010
    this will be the toughest fight floyd mayweather will ever fight... so far
  • ethosethos Posts: 1,745 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2010
    ethos wrote: »
    Couple Mayweather interviews from superbowl weekend.

    OCNN Interviews Mayweather

    Floyd Mayweather Interview with Chris Rock, David Spade, 2livestews


    Floyd Mayweather Interview with SkySports


    Floyd Mayweather sits down with Bernie Miklasz


    Floyd Mayweather Interview with Sports Radio 610


    ESPN Interview


    Tiki Barber Interviews Mayweather - Yahoo Sports
    http://sports.yahoo.com/video/player/nfl/Y_Sports_NFL/17997773#nfl/Y_Sports_NFL/17997773


    Floyd Mayweather Stops by Radio Row - CBS Sports
    http://www.cbssports.com/video/player/play/boxing/wLJdkS6YkOeXROvYe9sEwqKhKLRzMbcj


    Floyd Mayweather Talks Superbowl, Pacquiao and Mosley - NFL Network
    http://www.istandnfight.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=390:mayweather-talks-mosley-pac-a-super-bowl&catid=43:blog&Itemid=80

    The funny shit is that this will be Floyd's 'toughest fight' yet still be one of his easiest...
    Every disappointment is a blessing in disguise....

    Causes and effects are not real, but are habits of our mind to make sense of the observation that A often occurs together with or slightly before B. All we can observe are correlations, not causations; from which we make inductive inferences.
  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Posts: 51,723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2010
    Yea Cotto was faster than Mosely in their fight
  • ethosethos Posts: 1,745 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2010
    FOXSports interviews Mosley and Mayweather..


    Mosley set to take on Mayweather


    Floyd Mayweather interview with Foxsports.com
    Every disappointment is a blessing in disguise....

    Causes and effects are not real, but are habits of our mind to make sense of the observation that A often occurs together with or slightly before B. All we can observe are correlations, not causations; from which we make inductive inferences.
  • killapkillap Posts: 3,429 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2010
    LOL at Mayweather in that last interview 'Shane is not on steroids....anymore'
  • sTaY_TrUesTaY_TrUe Posts: 4,189 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2010
    Might be a good fight for the 1st few rounds, then Floyd gonna start embarrassing him
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  • Bcotton5Bcotton5 Posts: 51,723 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2010
    sTaY_TrUe wrote: »
    Might be a good fight for the 1st few rounds, then Floyd gonna start embarrassing him

    Thats how I see it going
  • PapaJuicePapaJuice Posts: 435
    edited February 2010
    Shane losses were to big dudes. Mayweather is small compared to Shane.
    Shane got quick hands, no doubt.
    Real quick hands.
    Adjusted with power.
    Mayweather gets hit (they real quick so expect a few shots to land) then it'll look bad for him.

    I'd say it's pretty close but Mayweather got the edge.
  • ethosethos Posts: 1,745 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited February 2010
    Um, why do I need a moderator to approve my post? Doesn't even have any pictures in it. Just an article from another site. Posting links now makes it so you have to be approved to post?
    Every disappointment is a blessing in disguise....

    Causes and effects are not real, but are habits of our mind to make sense of the observation that A often occurs together with or slightly before B. All we can observe are correlations, not causations; from which we make inductive inferences.
  • Sym_Sym_ Posts: 842
    edited February 2010
    wait...shane is going to be 39!?

    rofl wow
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  • PapaJuicePapaJuice Posts: 435
    edited February 2010
    18 more days...
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