QUOTE(MarzB @ Jan 27 2009, 11:07 PM) [snapback]422688[/snapback]
135 is different granted but a tiger doesn't change their stripes. The fight would go the same regardless of weight class. Shane has problems with skilled boxers (including of all people De La friggin Hoya) and the Mayorga fight was just pitiful considering Mayorga is shop worn and should have been done much earlier.
My point is that if he couldn't do tha with that awkward dude, how does anyone think he's gonna do it (god forbid a KO) with Mayweather who has MUCH better footwork, can hit on the move. In addition Mosley even in the fight against Magarito loads up a lot on his punches and is very open for counters that Mayweather would definitely exploit.
Lets go back to the first Dela Hoya fight. Dela Hoya has a more powerful left hook NO DOUBT but Floyd's is much quicker and more precise. Dela had a lot of success with that shot and I'd see exactly the same for Floyd. Then there are the intangibles. Shane gets EXTREMELY discouraged when he's not performing well or he's behind. It was very evident in not only his body language but facial expressions against Forrest, Wright and even during the middle rounds of the Cotto fight (I swore I thought he was going to cry at some point during that fight). So the mental/emotional toughness definitely bodes in Floyd's favor.
I just hope this fight happens
ah first off you make it sound like Oscar de la hoya is a crappy fighter when Mosley fought him he was still a really good fighter and 2nd Mayorga came into the fight weighing 170 pounds so mosley knocked out a guy who weighs the same as a light heavy weight i would love to see Mayweather do that and Mosley had blood blisters on his feet so it made it hard for him to move the whole second half of the fight. and Mayweather hasnt even fought any one even close to having the same skill or power as Mosley.
The best fighter Mayweather fought was Oscar and i personally thought he lost when you challenge the champion your supposed to beat him convincingly which Mayweather didnt he ran the whole fight and the whole reason why it was a fight was because Oscar tried to make it one. and in the Cotto fight Mosley was the one who came on strong towards the end of the fight which i thought was a draw but i could see it going either way.
so if they fought in there primes Mosley would have destroyed him. if the fought now i still think Mosley would beat him. I never thought Mayweather was ever the best. To be the best you have to beat the best which he didnt he ducked everyone. instead of fighting one of the best mosley,cotto,williams,margarito,clottey he fought a small ricky hatton and then retires. then you have mosley a true champion who has never ducked a fighter in his entire career and fought all the best oscar de la hoya twice, forrest twice, wright twice, vargas twice, mayorga, callazo, cotto, margarito. so who is the better fighter by far mosley and the fight wont happen because mayweathers to much of a girl to fight mosley