After the initial ridicule over veteran Shane Mosley’s August 29th rematch bout with fellow old timer Ricardo Mayorga, there was a feeling eventually among some on social media that maybe it wasn’t actually going to be all that bad after all – at least some of us in the UK who could watch as part of our normal Boxnation subscription, rather than shell out for a PPV like our American cousins, thought that way anyway.
Plus, with all the hard work and promotion Sugar Shane was putting in, especially via his must-read twitter feed, encompassing the dual risks of fighting in AND promoting the event, this writer for one was wishing the former champ the best with the endeavour, regardless of if the catchweight fight between the two was pretty much an irrelevance to most right-thinking fans – me included.
Yet after all that initial ill-will turned to a kind of beginning-to-look-forward-to-it type curiosity, veteran promoter Don King has this week attempted to stop the fight from taking place at all, claiming he still has Mayorga under contract and that he hadn’t given his okay for the fight to take place.
After King – notorious for his reptilian business dealings – recently filed emergency injunction papers in Miami, Mosley hopped on a plane Thursday to attend a hearing, and according to the latest from TMZ.com, the fight really is in serious jeopardy of happening.
“I feel that it’s gonna be kind of hard for the fight to take place … but there’s some things that my legal team said that we can do to make it where we can actually get the fight,” Mosley said Friday.
However the reality now seems King’s papers – that Mosley this week called “fishy,” – are indeed binding, and “Sugar” is resigned to defeat, ostensibly even “advertising” the Leo Santa Cruz/Abner Mares fight that also occurs in L.A on the same night.
“I hear there’s other fights, pretty good fights out there as well on the same day. We’re gonna see how things go,” he added.
It’s not over yet…..But the writing really is on the wall for Mosley/Mayorga 2.