by Mike Hanson
Someone told me there is a big PPV fight this weekend, did anyone hear about this? Finally we get to Mayweather vs. Mosley. First off I might be the only one who thinks this but kudo’s to Mayweather for getting a better drug testing system into boxing and I am glad Shane went along with it. Too many fighters test positive for PED’s after fights (Chavez Jr. anyone) and in my opinion they are like cockroach’s, if you see one then you missed a hundred.
Also I find it funny that many of the talking heads have been calling for fighters to spurn the alphabet belts and stop paying the sanctioning fees for years now, but when Mayweather does it they jump all over him calling him greedy. The level of unintelligent hate flung at Mayweather is hilarious. We could find out that Mayweather has been helping needy children for a decade and the talking heads would say “we only found out because he wants the press”, PBF could cure cancer and the talking heads would say he only did it for the money. It makes them sound ignorant.
I am only able to do one fight this week because many of the talented prospects in action this weekend have yet to be rated. The most glaring omission is Saul Alvarez. But this is the first American TV showing for Alvarez so hopefully after this fight. The fight between him and Cotto’s brother should highlight a very solid PPV card. Ponce De Leon and Cornelius Lock should be another good one, but Lock is missing from the database also.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. (40-0) vs. Shane Mosley (46-5)
Using both fighters Welterweight rating, PBF dominates the fight winning 76-21-3. Mayweather won most of his fights by UD of course. Over half of Mosley’s wins came by stoppage. I think Mosley wins 3 of the first 4 rounds and then as usual Mayweather will figure him out and dominate the rest of the fight. I will say after watching GBP try to screw Floyd in the De La Hoya fight I except the same treatment, Floyd will win 8 or 9 rounds and have to settle for a split decision. I will be rooting for Mosley and he needs to jump all over Floyd early but I just don’t see him winning.
Bad week last week as I went 1-2 and TB Predicts went 3-0. That evens us up at 15-5 so far on the year. Both of us are at 75%. Jersey Jim is winning easily at 15-2.