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The saying "Styles make fights" is true, but it's an intriguing argument when analyzing a possible fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao after May 7.
If anyone is giving Mosley a chance at all, it will be because Pacquiao just has an off-night.
This fight could mirror Mayweather's performance versus Mosley, but history tells us Pacquiao pulls off the victory faster and more decisively than Mayweather. He finished both De La Hoya and Hatton inside 12 rounds. Mayweather knocked out Hatton in the tenth round and won a split-decision over De La Hoya.
That doesn't mean much now, but however this fight turns out, it will become the focal point of discussions about how the two superstars match up, if they ever meet.
If Pacquiao is able to finish Mosley, something Mayweather didn't really attempt to do in their fight, he will be the first opponent to do so. It may be the only thing that convinces fans he should be in front of Mayweather on the pound-for-pound lists.