Mayweather vs Mosley fight opinion, photos, and videos
The Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Shane Mosley event was one hell of a fight! It’s rather interesting to see that many people are now saying Mayweather can beat Manny Pacquiao, or that Mayweather is a better fighter than Pacquiao.
Let’s look at things objectively.
Mayweather’s win against Mosley, whilst arguably spectacular, does not prove that he is the best boxer in the world. It does not prove that he is better than Muhammad Ali. Nor does it prove that he is better than Pacquiao. The one thing this fight did prove is that Mayweather is better than Mosley.
One thing that needs to be considered is the fact that Pacquiao beat Miguel Cotto in a 12-round TKO, while Cotto beat Mosley in a 12-round split decision. In other words, Pacquiao beat Cotto, who beat Mosley.
Because Mayweather beat Mosley on a 12-round unanimous decision, that technically places him somewhere between Cotto and Pacquiao, but not above Pacquiao!
Putting things into perspective, it is as if Pacquiao and Mayweather fought the same person, with Pacquiao winning via TKO and Mayweather via decision. In boxing, Pacquiao beat the man who beat the man, while Mayweather only beat the guy at the bottom – that still places Pacquiao above Mayweather.
Mayweather is definitely a gifted and talented fighter — a “natural” boxer, so to speak. He came from a family of boxers, his dad and his uncle being his inspiration. Compared to many, his boxing career has been a breeze and he has yet to loose a single fight.
Pacquiao on the other hand learned everything through hard work. He came from a poor family with no background in contact sport. He made money through boxing and got pretty good at it. He had many rough times, having lost to the best fighters.
It would definitely be interesting to see Pacquiao and Mayweather fight. The sad thing is that it might not happen. Pacquiao is not going to give in to Mayweather’s demands to do these tests and Mayweather will not want the test to be done after the fight.
Personally, I am for neither Pacquiao nor Mayweather. I should smash their heads together for snowballing and not fighting each other. I hope they are only doing this to build tension. No matter, my decision is reserved for when they actually fight one another.
Until this dream fight materializes all boxing fans can do is speculate and debate.
For now, kudos to “Pretty Boy” Floyd “The Money” Mayweather Jr. for a job well done!
Images and videos after the jump.
Images courtesy of examiner.com