After some speculation, Floyd Mayweather Jr. finally signed the contract to fight Sugar Shane Mosley on HBO Pay Per View, May 1, 2010.
Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer was worried about not having the contract signed early by Floyd Mayweather Jr. because he wanted to start promotions during Super Bowl Week to help drum up some publicity for the fight.
Mosley had already agreed to the terms and signed his contract without hesitation.
The negotiations for this Mayweather vs. Mosley fight went smoothly compared to the back and forth bickering and difficulty with the Mayweather vs. Pacquiao negotiations.
Mosley will take the Olympic style random blood tests leading up to the fight, the same tests that Manny Pacquiao and his camp refused to abide by.
Pacquiao and Top Rank promoter Bob Arum dropped the Mayweather Jr. fight and opted to face African welterweight Joshua Clottey on March 13, 2010 at Dallas Cowboys Stadium.
This is what Mayweather Jr. and Mosley had to say about their upcoming super fight:
“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 Mayweather Jr.
“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.” said Mosley.
The Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Shane Mosley fight will be at welterweight on May 1, 2010 and the venue will be MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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