Mayweather vs Mosley: Is Floyd Mayweather intimidated by Shane Mosley?

Mosley vs Mayweatherby Geoffrey Ciani - Not to delve too deeply into psycho-analytical mumbo jumbo, but watching the most recent edition of HBO’s Mayweather-Mosley 24/7, I couldn’t help but notice Floyd Mayweather seems a bit edgy. Of course, Mayweather is always known for his trash talking ways, but this time around he seems a lot more irritated. Floyd fans will be quick to mention Mayweather is simply trying to get into Mosley’s head and that may well be true.

On the other hand, Mayweather still seems a bit off. I do not recall him seeming quite as angry as he does this time around. I recall him using foul language a time or two in past 24/7s but in the two episodes aired so far I could not help noticing an awful lot of F-bombs when speaking about Mosley. His attitude towards Oscar De La Hoya and Juan Manuel Marquez seemed much less hostile. In addition, he is making ridiculously bold claims that he is better than the likes of Muhammad Ali and Sugar Ray Robinson. As if..

Is Mayweather really just intimidated by Mosley? Did he just realize that he is finally fighting a live body at welterweight since jumping into the weight class nearly five years ago? Better than Robinson? Is Floyd trying to convince the audience? Is he trying to convince Mosley? Or is he, perhaps, just trying to convince himself?

Meanwhile, Mosley seems cool, calm, and collected—like a man on a mission not to be hindered by distraction. Mosley wants to show us how great he is whereas Mayweather seems to just want to tell us how great he is.

What do you think? Is Floyd Mayweather intimidated by Sugar Shane Mosley?

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Article posted on 19.04.2010

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