A long awaited super fight between Floyd Mayeather Jr. and Sugar Shane Mosley was just announced by Brian Kenny during the ESPN Friday Night Fights “Curtis Stevens vs. Jesse Brinkely” broadcast.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Sugar Shane Mosley have agreed to terms for an upcoming May 1st welterweight super fight at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada on HBO Pay Per View.
Both fighters are promoted by Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions which made negotiations a lot easier.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. was left without an opponent when Manny Pacquiao and Mayweather couldn’t come to terms over a steroid blood testing time table, Pacquiao wanted a 24 day cutoff while Mayweather insisted on a 14 day cutoff.
Manny Pacquiao signed on to face tough African welterweight Joshua Clottey at Dallas Cowboys stadium on March 13, 2010 instead.
Before Manny Pacquiao moved up in weight boxing fans were craving a Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Shane Mosley fight for years ever since both guys were fighting below the welterweight division, Mosley at 135 pounds and Mayweather at 130 pounds and willing to move up to take on Mosley at lightweight.
After Mayweather beat Juan Manuel Marquez in September 2009, Mosley went into the ring and confronted Mayweather Jr. during his post fight interview and demanded Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight him.
The fight has yet to be officially signed, but it seems Shane Mosley who used steroids and EPO in the past will be subjected to the same Olympic blood testing demands that Mayweather requested of Pacquiao.
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