I said it last May, and I'll say it again. Shane Mosely is a shot fighter.
I don't know if it's just that he's old or that he's just not much a a fighter without the juice. But he isn't a world-class fighter anymore, and I don't think he has been for quite a while.
Tonight's main event was another bad fight in a year of stinkers.
It was wasn't just a bore. It was a club fight, at best.
And it showed that Sugar Shane can't even go 10 rounds against a mediocre fighter these days.
I already know what the Mayweather fans are going to say. Money took it out of him. No one is ever the same after facing Floyd. Floyd bends spoons and changes metabolisms. Blah, blah, blah.
Except that Floyd doesn't shred other fighters. In fact, he doesn't even knock them out.
He just runs them around the ring.
And when Marquez went back to his natural weight, he looked fine, even though he but on as much weight for Mosley as DeNiro did for Raging Bull, which I'm sure was harder on Juan Manuel's body than anything Money did to him.
A fight with Floyd doesn't have any lasting effect. No matter what his disciples say.
But I digress. There's no point in even addressing Floyd fans at this point. They're fundamentalist nuts and I don't waste my time arguing with them.
This article is for everyone else.
For sane boxing fans it is now very obvious that Mayweather's win over Mosley wasn't all that.
I said it at the time, but there were still doubters. I get that.
But tonight's dreadful fight should dispel the nonsense and prove once again that Floyd needs to fight Manny if he's ever going to show he's the best.
As for Mosley, he needs to quit. He probably won't, but he should.
For me, he goes down as a good, not great fighter. He couldn't beat the best fighters of his generation unless he was cheating, and that's not an all-time great. That's merely good.
What's next for Mora, I don't know. His post-fight comments were baffling to me.
He thought he was ahead and he wanted to show respect to Shane? Huh?
Dude, it's a boxing match. You're supposed to fight. You get points by throwing punches.
The fact is, he seemed the fresher fighter most of the night. He landed the two or three best punches of the night.
But he didn't seem to want to fight.
So, what I'm saying, Sergio, is that maybe boxing isn't a good sport for you. Unless you want to change the way you do business.
And dear God, Golden Boy, do not match this guy with Mayweather like you threatened to do last spring. There's not enough coffee in the world to keep fans awake for that one.
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