Days from now “Sugar” Shane Mosley and Floyd “Money” Mayweather will be trading leathers in a much anticipated boxing match between two pound per pound boxers in our generation. This is definitely a chess match but who will definitely prevail between the two talented boxers.
Let’s go with some factors:
Speed – Mayweather Jr. has definitely the edge on speed against the 38 year old Mosley. Mosley never fought anyone as fast as Floyd does and at age 38 his reflexes might not be that swift compared to a younger and technical fighter like Floyd.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Power – Floyd is not a one punch wonder. He times his punches to knock his opponent out. It took him 12 full rounds against the smaller Juan Manuel Marquez and barely escapes a win against Oscar De La Hoya. Mosley got the power to trade punches and he got the chin to back it up. In all 52 fights he lost 5 but he never tasted the canvass and loss only by decision. On his last two fights Mosley knocks the Mexican Tornado Antonio Margarito and “El Matador” Ricardo Mayorga in round 9 and 12 respectively. Mosley’s strength is his power and once Floyd will taste some of it then he will be on a defensive mode all night.
Opponents – Let’s all try to see the common denominator between the two boxers and that is Oscar De La Hoya. Both boxers escaped a precarious split decision win against the golden boy but the only difference was that Mosley fought Oscar while he was still on his prime in fact Mosley fought Oscar in a rematch for the light middleweight title and won in a convincing fashion. Floyd Mayweather fought the old Oscar in 2007 and had a hard time winning. He was offered a rematch but Floyd instead fought the much smaller but game fighter in Ricky Hatton.
This is a toss coin between the two top boxers of the sport today both boxers are equally talented and both can score an upset. Mosley at age 38 has already past his prime but good thing he has Nazim Richardson on his corner, the same man who made the perfect game plan in dethroning Antonio Margarito and the same person who maneuvered an old but revitalized Bernard Hopkins to score an upset against Kelly Pavlik. Mosley will have to execute a perfect fight to score a win against Floyd. But for sure Floyd has already made a game plan for Mosley. He has been doing that for most of his career… Run…His just too damn good in avoiding… pun intended.