I think people are over reacting with the Shane Mosley 'running' for 12 rounds. Did he engage? Fuck no! He was more concerned of not being hit than to hit Pac! The guy was mainly circling around the ring, covering up when Pac did decide to open up and occasionally held..not running! I think there is a difference.
Mosley was never going to take the punishment of Cotto nor was he going to be coming in face first taking shots all night like Margarito..it's not his style nor has it ever been.
Sure he was on the backfoot at some section in the 2nd half when his feet were complete jelly to prevent getting KO'd. I think the horrible performance by Mosley had a lot to do with age really coming out, becoming gun-shy but also had a lot to do with him not having that fire anymore! All the 'glove tapping' business is nothing new, it has been happening a lot lately with Shane..but it just showed more last night because he didn't throw anything! We saw Shane Mosley the person in the ring..not Shane Mosley the fighter! He is done and it's been known for a while it's just some of the fans got caught up in the hype and the few that did think Mosley had a chance was purely on big 'ifs', hope and speculation..not logic.
I dunno if Manny was too wary of Mosley's 'power' or what, but Manny showed Mosley wayy to much respect..specially the one that showed up. Mosley who has looked below average in recent years, wasn't not even opening up and Manny couldn't even get a shot Mosley out of there like he should have. You'd think the p4p king would be able to use what he has to bust Mosley up more but didn't/couldn't, but it's purely Mosley's fault the fight stunk??
This match-up was a disgrace to begin with and a lackluster outcome is maybe what it deserves! The only fucked thing is 'mega fight$' like the ones the sport has been feeding to the fans and presenting to the casual fans really hurt the sport, but they really don't give a flying shit because they themselves are on their way out soon anyways and will leave and even bigger mess for the next generation! I had family excited about this fight, talking about boxing and I was shaking my head to myself the whole time thinking. Had uncles asking me if Pacquaio is greater than Ali because that's what Arum has been telling the fucking media, and then that's what casual fans read and swallow! It really bothered me that I had family excited about this fight when fights like Martinez-Williams or Donaire-Montiel or the tournaments go unnoticed!
QUOTE (Big Slim Sweet @ May 8 2011, 08:36 PM)
Shit fight. Mosley will always be one of my all time favorites but he needs to retire. He can't pull the trigger anymore.
I can't really blame him for last night. That's who he is now. A spent force. I more blame the people who put him in the ring with Manny. Shane's washed up. They knew that.
Arce-Vazquez was a beauty. And Pavlik-Lopez was pretty good too.
Agree 100%. It was a sad performance and sad to watch him like that, but it's not his fault he shot and done..it's Pac & his people's fault for taking on a shot and done fighter to begin with! Mosley is close to 40 who is a shot fighter & plus doesn't have that fire and hunger anymore to go along with whats required to fight in the ring!
QUOTE (caneman @ May 8 2011, 09:09 PM)
You know, this shit sucks with both Pacman & PBF when they never wanna say I want him & I want him bad! Pac is always saying he wants to please the fans, well fuck being a nice guy, piss in a cup blood test whatever but get the biggest fight in history done!
I can't stand Floyd's "I'm not thinking about boxing" bullshits mentality when you know he very well is! He is just too conscious to do anything about it now! And Manny's "I don't care if I fight him, I'm satisfied with what I accomplished in boxing" excuse, yet still shows interest and willingness to take on horrible mismatches. It makes me fuckin' sick! Each of their fans can blame the other for the fight not happening but neither fighter has really shown they want it enough. There is no reason why they shouldn't want to fight eachother, other than fear! It's bad enough they won't fight eachther..even then they still don't fight the next best competition out there!