April 28, 2010 Leave a comment
Floyd Mayweather Jr. arrived at the MGM Grand on Tuesday, April 27, 2010, in Las Vegas. Mayweather is scheduled to face Sugar Shane Mosley on Saturday. Although Mayweather is the projected favorite, the over/under for the fight was recently set at 11.5 rounds suggesting most fans believe this bout will go the distance. Mayweather currently holds a perfect 40-0 record with 25 knockouts while Mosley boasts a 46-5-0 record with 39 knockouts. Clearly the match between the two is a battle of the boxing titans.
Although the battle is between two champion boxers, there is still uncertainty whether or not Mayweather will be fighting for Mosley’s WBA welterweight boxing title. For now, it seems as though the belt will not be on the line. However, Golden Boy Promotions continues to pursuade the WBA to put the belt on the line for Mosley, who believes owning the belt is important and the valued prize of the fight. Mayweather suggested that he does not care about the title belt because he believes that he has already proven himself to be the best fighter, doing undefeated throughout his career, and that this fight is simply about improving his legacy and making money.
Mosley challenges the ideology that Mayweather is the best fighter by suggesting that Floyd hasn’t always faced the best opponents that he could have. He believes that Saturday will be a true test of Mayweather’s capabilities as a boxer and that the title should be on the line for the true champion of the sport to walk away with.
We’ll take a look at updates this week and tune in Saturday to see how the story unfolds.