Shane Mosley Unable To Weather Floyd Mayweather Jr.: Age Does Matter
You can train all your life in the gym if you want. You can eat as many healthy foods your stomach can take. Despite of all those youth preserving methods, father time will never be denied.
Sooner or later, you will still grow old. Along with that comes the wear and tear of your physical attributes.
Sugar Shane Mosley learned this lesson the hard way. His once feared power and speed combination was only evident in the first two rounds. After that, his opponent, Floyd Mayweather Jr., took over and literally made the match look like a target practice session for his laser like punches.
The best chance a boxer has against Floyd is to throw punches in volumes especially when he is on the ropes. Oscar Dela Hoya did this effectively in the early rounds during his encounter with Floyd, only to lose on points because he was unable maintain the pace in the later rounds.
I believe that Mosley's trainer, Nazim Richardson, knows that this was their ultimate blueprint to success. Sadly, this victory formula was never used because Nazim knows first hand that Shane does not possess the Manny Pacquiao level of stamina required to execute this game plan. This is most likely the reason why Shane was always looking for that big punch instead of slowly breaking down Floyd.
Unfortunately for team Mosley, no one has ever succeeded, nor will anyone ever succeed, in landing that massive knockout punch on Floyd. His legendary defense will never allow such a tactic to work. I give credit to Floyd for yet another masterful virtuoso performance.
With all that being said, it looks like boxing's public enemy number one will be making more money should the fan clamored Mayweather vs Pacquiao fight materialize.
As for Mosley, he better retire. It was a fantastic career worthy of a hall of fame status. Let's face it, his spirit may still be willing to fight but clearly his body is not.
Borrowing one of Freddie Roach's famous line, I would dare say, "Mosley could no longer pull the trigger."
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