QUOTE (The Original MrFactor @ Sep 21 2009, 06:27 AM)
I see people comparing Cotto/Mosley to what Mosley/Mayweather would look like. If Mosley couldnt beat Cotto, then he cant beat a faster better boxer in Mayweather... Bullshit he cant!! Mosley had to respect Cottos power. He wont have to respect Mayweathers power. Mosley can be as offensive as he wants and will outwork mayweather who'll be retreating all night. If mayweather eventuall stands his ground, which is uncharacteristic of him, he will get blasted out.
I won't deny Mosley has a chance, but there are some things your overlooking here.
Mosley for all his hand speed and athleticism, is a bit slow of foot. He needs to have his feet PLANTED in order to punch, whereas PBF can punch on the move, going backwards even. Mosley is a guy who if you stand in front of and slug away against(Like De La Hoya did in their first fight), then he shines because thats the style of fighting he's been used to growing up in California sparring all those Mexican fighters. Now if you stick a jab in his face and show him some movement, then his rhythm is broken. Its what Cotto did. Wright and Forrest also made their jabs the key weapon against Mosley and he couldn't get into his groove as a result.
I don't think Mayweather KOs Mosley. But Shane would find himself very frustrated in trying to find him. I think Mayweather would fight similar to how he did against Oscar. Cautious approach, fast jabs, quick counters(potshots,basically), lots of movement, and tying up Mosley inside if he gets too close. Shane would attempt to make it rough in there and he'll probably have PBF bitching and moaning to the ref about those tactics. But in terms of clean punching, ring generalship, and defense, I think Mayweather takes the UD in a relativily tedious affair.