May 3rd, 2011 By Kevin Perry
IS MOSLEY A LIVING VERSION OF TUPAC SHAKUR?
Los Angeles, CA- Shane Mosley battles superstar Filipino and WBO welterweight (147 lbs) champion Manny Pacquiao on Showtime PPV this Saturday in what is believed to be the world’s biggest combat sports matchup of this fiscal year. Former lightweight (135), welterweight, and junior middleweight (154) champion “Sugar Shane”, a future Hall of Famer is a 39 year old prizefighter, who at this point is probably only fighting for the prize.
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The reported purse of over $5 million dollars is obviously the motivator. The question isn’t whether Shane turns back the clock, but if Pacquiao’s promotional team, Top Rank would even take the slightest risk if Mosley hadn’t looked great in almost a decade, besides far less than adequate in his last two bouts. First was May 2010 when he laid an egg after stunning Floyd Mayweather in the second round of a welterweight bout where he failed to go for and get the KO, then was dominated in losing by a wide margin on points. In September of the same year he then performed listlessly against former Contender TV star Sergio Mora.
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At this point only the delusional think that the Superfight, obviously the most potentially lucrative bout in boxing and PPV history period between Pacquaio and the aforemetioned Mayweather will ever come to pass in the short term. Even though Mosley in his mind feels that he has a chance to pull of what would be one of the biggest upsets in the history of the sport, Bob Arum looks at Shane as just another opportunity to pad Manny’s record and both of their pocketbooks. A decisive win might add some leverage over Mayweather if they do happen to meet within the next 12 months, especially if the Filipino star can produce a titillating knockout.
Kevin “KP” Perry