ESPN's Dan Rafael has reported that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and "Sugar" Shane Mosley have agreed to terms to fight for Mosley's Welterweight title on May 1st at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada.
As most of you know, Mosley's fight against rising star Andre Berto was cancelled due to Berto withdrawing from the fight because he lost several family members after the earthquake in his native country Haiti.
This fight also came about due to the differences that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao could not agree upon, prior to their scheduled March 13th bout. Mayweather insisted on both fighters giving blood 14 days before their potential showdown, which Pacquiao declined and the two could not reach an agreement.
Floyd Mayweather's advisor Leonard Ellerbe stated, "all of the deal points have been agreed to. We still have to put pen to paper, but everything is agreed to. It's with the lawyers. Shane is a great fighter, one of the best of his era, and so is Floyd. It's going to be a great fight. It's a fight fans have wanted to see for a long time."
Ellerbe, also alluded to the drug testing issue saying, that both fighters have agreed to undergo random blood and urine testing.
"Floyd only wants to be sure of an even playing field no matter who he fights."
Ellerbe expects the contracts to be signed within the next few days and a formal fight announcement to be made sometime next week.
This fight has been one that many of people have wanted to see for many years now and the two fighters have been bickering with one another throughout their careers.
Floyd Mayweather (40-0, 25 K.O.) in his post-fight interview with Max Kellerman in Sept. was interrupted and called out by Shane Mosley (46-5, 39 K.O.), who was demanding a fight between the two fighters. Since then, with the exception of a potential fight with Manny Pacquiao, the public and boxing community have been craving a Floyd Mayweather vs. Shane Mosley welterweight fight; we hopefully got it now.
Once this fight is official, it will be the "Super-Fight" that both Mayweather and Mosley have been craving for. More importantly, it'll be a fight the fans want especially those who criticize Mayweather and call him a so-called "ducker" or "dodger." It'll also put light on the fact that Mayweather is also insisting a drug test for Mosley as well, not just Manny Pacquiao. Mosley is a once admitted PED user during the 2006 BALCO scandal.
This fight will be an HBO Pay-Per-View event that you can expect to produce a high volume of PPV sales and ticket sales and can potentially be the fight of the year...