By Charlie Knoxville
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Rumor has it that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Golden Boy Promotions are bypassing their March 13th date to avoid going head to head with Manny Pacquiao vs. Joshua Clottey at Dallas Cowboys stadium on the same date and instead fight Shane Mosley on May 1st.
The March 13 date was originally set for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, Nevada but you know how that went Floyd Mayweather Jr. wouldn’t go through with the fight unless Manny Pacquiao took multiple blood tests pre-fight because Team Mayweather believed Pacquiao was a juicer(steroid user).
Don’t get me wrong I would love to see Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally face Sugar Shane Mosley but what makes me laugh is how Mayweather Jr. is willing to face 38 year old Shane Mosley who is a known former steroid and EPO user but not Manny Pacquiao.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. has a new nickname El Hipócrita (The Hypocrite)
Face Mosley who has used steroids and performance enhancing drugs in the past but avoid fighting a prime Pacquiao for the most money ever in a single boxing event because you assume he is unreal and enhanced with no proof.
(This week it was revealed that Pacquiao and Mayweather both passed their NSAC urine tests and tested negative for steroids.)
How do we know if Mosley will beat Andre Berto? Why not say I will fight the winner of Andre Berto vs. Shane Mosley instead?
This could be a Zab Judah vs. Carlos Baldomir type of situation all over again.
WBC welterweight champion, Andre Berto, the Haitian sensation is no push over. And right now with the disastrous earthquake that ravaged the country of Haiti, I am sure Berto will go into his Jan. 30th HBO fight with Shane Mosley with even more to prove. Berto will have his country on his back and we seen what happens when a man fights for his country with pride just look at Manny Pacquiao it gives these guys extra motivation.
Of all the guys involved I feel badly for Shane Mosley because his name has been thrown out as a pawn for negotiations in the past just for posturing. It seems like no one really wanted to fight him, I think Mosley should of just left Golden Boy and went with some other promoter because since he signed with Golden Boy he hasn’t really gotten many fights. All Mosley got was a bunch of broken promises.
I have a strong feeling Mayweather Jr. is hoping for Shane Mosley to lose his fight with Berto, or Mosley looking his age against Andre Berto.
Everything just seems odd with Golden Boy Promotions. In the past they denied Zab Judah’s request that Shane Mosley take random blood tests, but Golden Boy insisted that Pacquiao take them against Mayweather.
At the end of the day it seems like Mayweather Jr. is banking on an aging Shane Mosley come Jan. 30, 2010 win or lose.
If Mosley does get the fight with Mayweather Jr. I am definitely rooting for Mosley in that fight.
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