Most Hyprocritical Fight in Boxing Could Now Happen

Arthur ManzanillaContributor IJanuary 18, 2010

LAS VEGAS - NOVEMBER 14:  Shane Mosely speaks during a news conference at the Mandalay Bay Hotel & Casino on November 14, 2009 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mosley and boxer Andre Berto announced today they will meet in the ring on January 30, 2010 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center.  (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)
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Andre Berto, who was born in Florida by Haitian parents has now decided to cancel the fight between him and Shane Mosley. Citing reasons that were caused by the recent earthquake in Haiti he said that he is so stressed and drained that he no longer can continue to fight as scheduled.

With Berto out of the way, this paves the way for a possible Floyd Mayweather fight against Mosley, whom many thought was one of the boxers Mayweather wanted no part of. Richard Shaefer, CEO of Golden Boy promotions, has said that both fighters want the fight and that he would do anything to get the fight done.

Although a possible date has not been set yet, March 13, 2010 would be the right assumption giving way for a pay-per-view duel against the Pacquiao vs Clottey fight. It will be interesting to see how the fan base of both Pacquiao and Mayweather would react to a possible clash of egos, PPV-wise.

Speaking of Pacquiao and Mayweather, I am baffled to see how Richard Shaefer is now scrambling to make this fight happen when just months ago they refused to fight Pacquiao, whom they accused of using PED's. Mayweather has cited reasons of fairness in the ring as to why he requested a blood test.

Shaefer also took part in the debates saying he is now more knowledgeable into the matter of PED's than when he protected Shane Mosley two years ago from a blood test feud against Zab Judah.

Is this going to be the most hypocritical fight in all of boxing and that positions will again change just months after killing the fight that people really want? I thought Mayweather wanted a fair fight just months ago and now he wants to fight a known steroids-user and possibly not ask for what he asked against Pacquiao? I thought Shaefer is now more knowledgeable, but why a sudden change positions once again?