Shane Mosley vs. Floyd Mayweather Fight

PRE-FIGHT
Mayweather enters the ring with a circus act, and three guy singing live. Mayweather theme is the same one used on “The Appentice”, the one that says, “Money-money-money-mo-neeey …”. Michael Buffer starts the introductions.

ROUND 1: Mosley slips, no knock down. Mosley going to the body. Mayweather’s body very quick in evading punches, but overall boring round, just lots of feinting, hugging, and jabs.

ROUND 2: Mosley tags Mayweather with a solid right straight, Mayweather looked hurt as he clung to Mosley’s right hand. Mosley lands another good right hook, Mayweather drops to one knee but gets back up. Mayweather now clinging to Mosley for life.

ROUND 3: Mayweather on the attack, tags Mosley with some good shots. Mosley breathing out of his mouth, not a good sign.

ROUND 4: Mayweather showing off his hand speed, tagging Mosley in and out, in and out. Mayweather looks like he’s ahead on points.

ROUND 5: Mayweather like a Mongoose, playing with a snake. Mayweather’s too quick. I have doubts Manny can nail this guy if they fight, though he has the best chance to do it.

ROUND 6: Mayweather clearly in control, landing more shots, one at a time, but clearly scoring on points.

ROUND 7: Mosley in trouble, breathing thru his mouth, reflexes now slow, hasn’t hit Mayweather with a solid shot. Mayweather hitting him shot after shot after shot. I think the fight for Mosley is over at this point. Its just a question of how long he will last, and if he lasts for five more rounds. More out of age than anything else.

ROUND 8: Mayweather and Mosley clearly thrash talking on the ring. Mayweather with solid shots again, while Mosley hasn’t landed any.

ROUND 9-10: More of the same. Mosley I think clearly is out of the fight, but the problem is that Mayweather just couldn’t finish him off. Mosley is knockable right now, but the problem is Mayweather’s fight style that just doesn’t finish a fight with a knockout. If it was Pacquiao out there with Mosley, Mosley would’ve likely been beaten to a pulp right now. Instead, Mayweather just keeps doing the same, without finishing his opponent off.

ROUNDS 10-12: Not worth watching, more of the same.

POST FIGHT
Mayweather wins by Unanimous Decision over Mosley. Mostly a boring fight, as was expected. When asked about Pacquaio, Mayweather still is insisting about the Blood Test. Not looking good for the Pacquiao-Mayweather fight.

EPILOGUE
I was initially was impressed with Mayweather’s hand and foot speed, but then I realized that Mayweather fought an old man who just didn’t have it anymore after five rounds, just like Dela Hoya against Pacquiao. The bad news for him is that despite that, he nearly got knocked out, and couldn’t even knock out a visibly tired old man in Mosley.

If Manny had fought Mosley, Mosley’s face would’ve been beat up, with welts and bruises all over, and they would’ve probably stopped the fight in somewhere in the ninth round and onwards.

As for Mosley, I think his time is up. Time for him to hang up his gloves, he is a future hall of famer, and has nothing to prove anymore, and is now past his prime. His career as among the best of the best is clearly over, unless he wants to end up just cashing in for more money like the circus that has become of Evander Holyfield, Mike Tyson, Bernard Tompkins and Roy Jones.

Pacquiao is not an old man like Mosley, punches stronger, and is non-stop all thru 12 rounds. Mayweather is a formidable foe, and it will be the fight of the century if it happens. But I think Pacquiao definitely has a good chance against Mayweather.

Its not about the Drug Testing. Its clearly a HEAD GAME. And after Mayweather’s performance against Mosley, its clear that he needs that head game advantage against Pacquiao. Mayweather wants to get into Pacquiao’s head, and this is the only way he can do it. Mosley is definitely out for Manny’s next fight, I think that Margarito fight is looking good.

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