Opinion: Mayweather vs. Mosley: Who do boxing fans want to win?

01/04/2010 03:15
Boxing fans are divided on who is going to win in the upcoming fight between Floyd Mayweather and Shane Mosley scheduled for May 1 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Most of them though are rooting for the undefeated Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
One month before the Mayweather-Mosley fight scheduled on May 1 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena, sportswriters are getting mixed signals from boxing fans around the world on who they prefer to win in the highly talked-about boxing event this year.
 
Feedback or comments from various sports articles show that boxing fans prefer a win by Floyd Mayweather, jr over Shane Mosley. The reason seems to be the boxing fans great anticipation for the resumption of the scuttled fight between Pacquiao and Mayweather.
 
It may be recalled that the failed match between Mayweather and Pacquiao has generated so much publicity for both boxers and boxing fans want the fight to happen within the year or early next year. Boxing fans' preference for a Mayweather win over Mosley, seems to point to a number of unfinished issues which they believe should be dealt with sooner than later.
 
These issues range from Mayweather's accusation that Pacquiao was taking steroids or performance enhancing drugs during his previous fights, to the question of who is the real current pound-for-pound king in boxing, These two major issues remain unresolved to this day and boxing fans say that they should be resolved not in court of law or in questionable popularity ratings but they should be dealt with inside the ring.
 
On the other hand, a good number of boxing fans and analysts predict that Mosley will defeat Mayweather on May 1. They think that Mosley, being the aggressor on account of his natural offensive stance, will dictate the tempo when they collide inside the ring. Mayweather is known for his mastery of the art of defensive boxing.
 
Boxing fans want to see a good fight. Many believe that a Pacquiao-Mayweather match is a crowd-drawer. That is why they want to see a Pacquiao-Mayweather match. At the same time it could also be a boring fight as Freddie Roach has opined.
 
He said that Mayweather, just like Clottey is a defensive fighter and he will be busy inside the ring defending Pacquiao's flurry of punches as the pound-for pound king is known for his speed and punching power.
 
 
(original article appeared @ Digital Journal )

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