Rematch Clause in Mosley-Mayweather Fight Favors Mayweather

04/03/2010 16:37
A rematch clause in the fight contract between Floyd Mayweather and Shane Mosley shows that the undefeated boxer may have some concerns about his chances of winning against Shane Mosley in their May 1 fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada
Undefeated American boxer Floyd Mayweather may have instructed his handlers to include a rematch clause in his fight contract with fellow American boxer, Shane Mosley in their May 1 fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. Boxing fans were quick to speculate that Floyd may have some concerns about his chances of winning against Mosley otherwise he wouldn't insist on a rematch clause.
 
Oscar de la Hoya who is promoting the Mosley-Mayweather fight says: "Mosley has the power to be aggressive, he has the speed and he's smart in the ring. Mayweather is elusive; he's slippery because his defense is on the money.
 
He's probably the best defensive fighter I've ever seen. "If it goes the distance, I have to go with Floyd, because Floyd knows how to dissect his opponents, how to frustrate them. He knows how to make you get away from your game plan."
 
Oscar de la Hoya's neutral comment is obvious. His Golden Boy Promotions is handling both boxers. But boxing fans are saying that Mosley has the upper hand. And Mayweather knows that Mosley will try to break his unblemished professional boxing record for a shot at Manny Pacquiao, the current pound-for-pound king. Mosley has been chasing the Filipino boxing icon for a match that is guaranteed to deliver his biggest fight purse in his entire boxing career.
 
"When I fought (Antonio) Margarito, I was actually the mover and the boxer and the faster puncher; Margarito was supposed to be the younger, stronger fighter. And yet I beat him in every area," Mosley said. "I'm going to be very fast and very strong and mentally prepared. That's what the whole boxing game's about, having the mental upper hand."
 
The rematch clause that has been inserted in the Mosley-Mayweather fight contract, if indeed it came form Mayweather's camp, is a clear indication that the undefeated boxer is anticipating a tough fight and the possibility of losing his zero loss record is not remote.
 
And if Mosley defeats him, he wants an assurance for a mandatory rematch.
 
 
(original article appeared @ Digital Journal )

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