Shane Mosley Says Mayweather Jr. Should Be Ashamed Of Himself For Beating Up The Much Smaller Juan Manuel Marquez

by James Slater - Sugar Shane Mosley, who helped create some excitement at The MGM Grand last Saturday night as he got involved in a minor tussle with a victorious Floyd Mayweather Junior, has answered back to those people who claim he was being disrespectful to Mayweather by attempting to steal his thunder after his dominant points win over Juan Manuel Marquez..

Speaking to Ring on line, the 38-year-old who cannot seem to get himself a fight just lately (he's been out since January) says he, along with other Golden Boy associated fighters such as Oscar De La Hoya himself and Bernard Hopkins, are always in the ring after a fighter on one of their promotions has been in action. Shane says, therefore, that when he heard his name mentioned (by Max Kellerman) he walked over to Floyd, who waved him in, and looked to see if he and "Money" could maybe talk about a possible fight.

What Mosley has said to Ring sounds fair enough to me, and in hindsight it sure seems as though Shane wasn't trying to be disrespectful to Mayweather, as he claims. Still, Mosley has gone on record as saying Mayweather should be ashamed of himself for not taking on men his own size - himself included of course. Mosley went further and said there's no way he'd get in the ring with so much a naturally smaller man as Marquez.

"He should be ashamed of himself," Mosley said to Ring on line. "I wouldn't feel good about myself beating up a legendary Mexican fighter like that. If he was the same size as Mayweather, that's different. C'mon, though, Marquez is really a 130-pounder. Enough is enough. It's time [for Floyd] to fight real welterweights."

Mosley said the September 19th fight was a total mismatch that should never have happened, and he compared it with himself going up against a 168-pounder such as Mikkel Kessler or Roy Jones. Mosley is almost desperate for the pound-for-pound #2 rated Mayweather to face him in a super-fight next year, but he also probably knows that he shouldn't hold his breath. It seems far more likely that Mayweather will face the Pacquiao-Cotto winner, and that will leave Mosley out in the cold.

However, Shane told Ring that he intends to box three times next year, against whoever he can get. According to the article, talks have been in place for the WBA welterweight king to fight Andre Berto and/or Joshua Clottey.

Perhaps, then, Mosley has been as close as he's ever going to get to Mayweather in a boxing ring - and it happened as the two greats came face-to-face last Saturday.

Article posted on 24.09.2009

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