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Old 01-25-2010, 04:02 AM
 
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Btw, Mosley agreed to take ANY type of testing Floyd Mayweather wants him to.
By Eric Thomas: According to Michael Marley of Examiner.com, unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr isn’t moving forward with his fight with World Boxing Association welterweight champion Shane Mosley. Marley states that a source within the Mayweather camp says that Floyd has added up what he’d likely make in his bout with Mosley, which is $10 million, and compared it to the $40 million that he’d get in a fight with the smaller Manny Pacquiao and sees that as the easier fight compared to Mosley.

Apparently, the Mayweather camp are busy discussing whether it will be worth it to take the tough fight against Mosley for the smaller money or wait on a fight against Pacquiao for a much bigger payday without as much risk involved. I can certainly understand why Mayweather might not want to fight Mosley. If Mayweather loses the fight, he destroys his chance for a big money fight against Pacquiao. In addition, say what you will about Pacquiao being the best fighter in all of boxing but he’s smaller than Mosley and not a true welterweight. Pacquiao, with his aggressive, some say reckless, style of fighting, he’s the type of fighter that Mayweather has always done well against.

Mayweather and his team, according to Marley’s source, are debating whether to try and restart the talks with Pacquiao’s management team after Manny gets past Clottey on March 13th. The logic here is that a dangerous fight against Mosley won’t likely attract a great deal of paperview revenue compared to a fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao.

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Old 01-25-2010, 09:34 AM
 
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Old 01-25-2010, 05:20 PM
 
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Mayweather is pathetic. If he was so concerned about making money he would have dropped all of the stupid drug testing requirements and made the fight with Pacquiao. He was clearly afraid to fight Manny and now he's showing he's too afraid to fight Mosley. He claims to be the best, yet he cherry picks weaker opponents, running away from the real competition all while making poor excuses. This man deserves no respect as a boxer.
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Old 01-27-2010, 12:39 PM
 
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Pacquiao is pathetic. If he was so concerned about making money he would have taken all of the stupid drug testing requirements and made the fight with Maywhether. He was clearly afraid to fight Floyd and now he's showing he's too afraid to fight Mosley. He claims to be the best, yet he cherry picks weaker opponents, running away from the real competition all while making poor excuses. This man deserves no respect as a boxer.
Ok, I fixed it for you
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Old 01-27-2010, 01:57 PM
 
Location: In the sticks, SC
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LOL @ coolrob

See, I split the blame 50/50 between Floyd and Manny. On Floyd's side, I don't see why the boxing commissions tests were not good enough for him.

OTOH, I don't buy Manny's excuse that a blood test too close to the fight will rob him of his strength. I mean c'mon, how much blood are they gonna take? I can't recall ever having to call in sick to work because I had some blood drawn.
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Old 01-27-2010, 05:03 PM
 
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Ok, I fixed it for you
Ha ha, nice response cool rob. I have to hand it to you that was pretty clever. However, that doesn't change the truth. Mayweather is a pathetic fraud.
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Old 01-29-2010, 09:37 PM
 
Location: SF Bay Area
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Why all the antagonism towards Floyd Mayweather? The man has been a master in the ring. Seems like the MMA crowd unfairly penalizes Floyd because he doesn't look like a redneck and pull a "Rocky" with each fight, going toe-to-toe for many bloody rounds before he and his opponent crash to the canvas simultaneously from haymakers thrown and landed at the same time. Mayweather is a great fighter, a gifted boxer, a champion, and a future HOFer.

There are a lot of details behind the scenes in these negotiations between fighters, and very few people know the particulars. It doesn't have to always be that Floyd is "ducking" the other fighter. This is absolutely ridiculous.

I say Floyd beats Mosley and Pacman.
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Old 01-29-2010, 10:57 PM
 
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There are a lot of details behind the scenes in these negotiations between fighters, and very few people know the particulars. It doesn't have to always be that Floyd is "ducking" the other fighter. This is absolutely ridiculous.

I say Floyd beats Mosley and Pacman.
You're absolutely right, very few people know what's actually going on and it doesn't have to be that Floyd is always ducking fighters. However, it very well could be that he is. Its certainly looked that way many times.

I hope we get to see fights with Mosley and Pacman. If Floyd does end up in the ring with those guys and he comes out on top, more power to him.
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Old 01-30-2010, 09:52 AM
 
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Mayweather is pathetic. If he was so concerned about making money he would have dropped all of the stupid drug testing requirements and made the fight with Pacquiao. He was clearly afraid to fight Manny and now he's showing he's too afraid to fight Mosley. He claims to be the best, yet he cherry picks weaker opponents, running away from the real competition all while making poor excuses. This man deserves no respect as a boxer.
Well, it looks like I have to eat my words. According to espn.com the fight between Mosley and Mayweather is confirmed. I have to give Mayweather some respect now, I didn't think he'd actually go through with it. It sucks to admit it but I was wrong.
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Old 01-30-2010, 03:28 PM
 
Location: Central New Jersey
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It is all about the $$$$$. Based on what I have seen, Mayweather lives a pretty lavish lifestyle so he has to max out his earnings while he can.
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