Mosley vs Cotto: Hatton, Mayweather Pick Mosley Over Cotto

NEW YORK, NY - With "Pretty Boy" Floyd Mayweather and Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton heavily entrenched in preparations for their own welterweight championship showdown December 8 (tickets are still available at, both undefeated fighters took the time to weigh in on the welterweight mega-contest between their division rivals Miguel Cotto and Sugar Shane Mosley this Saturday, November 10th at the "Mecca of Boxing," Madison Square Garden. The 12-round world welterweight title fight will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View, beginning at 9 p.m. ET / 6 p.m. PT..

Mayweather, 38-0 (24 KOs), is the reigning world and Ring Magazine welterweight champion. Considered the pound-for-pound best in the sport today, he expects a Mosley victory

"I see it as an easy fight for Shane and I predict an early KO," Mayweather predicted.

Hatton, 43-0 (31 KOs), a multi-division champion and universally recognized world junior welterweight champion, agreed with his upcoming opponent.

"I think Shane Mosley will win because he will cause Cotto problems with his speed and movement. Last time out, Cotto looked strong but didn't carry the same finesse at welterweight as in previous fights. He looked a little crude against Judah. Cotto will need more finesse against Mosley."

"UNDEFEATED" World welterweight champion " Pretty Boy" Floyd Mayweather will meet British icon, Ring Magazine and world junior welterweight champion Ricky "The Hitman" Hatton for the world welterweight championship Saturday, Dec. 8 at MGM Grand in Las Vegas. Promoted by Golden Boy Promotions and Mayweather Promotions, and sponsored by Rock Star Energy Drink, Tecate Beer and Southwest Airlines, the fight will be produced and distributed live by HBO Pay-Per-View.

Tickets are still available for Cotto vs Mosley and tickets are available for Mayweather vs Hatton. For more information on both events, visit

Article posted on 09.11.2007

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