Manny Pacquiao and Shane Mosley will battle on May 7th in Las Vegas for Pacquiao's WBO welterweight championship.
Pacquiao will be completely focused on his match with Mosley, even though the only fight that the boxing world truly wants to see is Pacquiao against Floyd Mayweather Jr.
But the more we hear and read and see, the more that fight seems destined to never take place.
As expected, Pacquiao is a heavy favorite to defeat Mosley in Las Vegas. Currently, Pacquiao is a -$800 money line, meaning you have to wager $800 just to make $100 on Pacquiao. Mosley is going off at a +$500, which means that you would put up $100 to win $500 on Mosley.
Regardless of how enticing it sounds to bet on Mosley, the smart bet will be on neither man. You simply have to put up too much to have a shot at making anything on Pacquiao. And unless distractions run rampant on fight night, I don't see Mosley having a chance to pull off the upset.
While this fight will draw a lot of media attention, it may not turn out to be a great boxing match. Mosley has spiraled downward since his loss to Mayweather almost one year ago. Now, he has to fight someone who is in even higher regards.
Either way, the bout will take place in just over two weeks. It will be one that the world will be watching—just not as much of the world had Mosley been replaced Mayweather in the ring.
That would be the fight of the century.