Mayweather Jr vs Sugar Shane Mosley?

09.07.05 - By Jim Amato: This bout is actually being discussed and rumor has it that both boxers are interested. I am not sure but I am assuming that the bout will be fought at 147 pounds. A very interesting proposed match up. Floyd is on a roll and Mosley trying to come to terms with his four losses, two each to Vernon Forrest and Winky Wright. Still you must remember that Shane has twice defeated De La Hoya. Floyd is the best young fighter I've seen since a prime Roy Jones Jr. and before that Sugar Ray Leonard himself..

Two things that Shane brings to the table that may trouble Floyd are his tremendous strength and his hand speed, especially in close. Shane is probably pound for pound one of the strongest boxers active today. If they fight at 147, this will be a great advantage for Shane.

If Mosley could bull his way inside, he still has the ability to get off quick combinations to the head and body. Also Shane is a pretty good banger to the body.

Floyd has a great defense. He is extremely hard to hit solidly and nearly impossible to hit with two power punches in a row. The boxer who has had the most success against Floyd was Jose Luis Castillo in their first fight at 135 pounds. Why ? Pressure, pressure, pressure. If you give Floyd room he'll box your ears off. If Mosley pressures Floyd to ropes, uses his strength and lets his hands go, he has a legitimate chance of winning.

I just wonder if Shane still has enough confidence in his abilities.

Article posted on 09.07.2005

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