Floyd Mayweather won another decision, this time at the expense of Shane Mosley, and kept his undefeated streak going. [firstpara] The performance was a typical Mayweather masterpiece: Shoulder roll, extensive use of elbows and shoulders, stay on the outside as much as possible, quick hooks and jabs, defensive fighting. We’ve all seen it from Mayweather before.
Mosley got a chance to turn the fight upside down in the second round. But he wasn’t able to follow up. He had Mayweather in big trouble but he couldn’t put his punches together. Mosley then decided to retire midway in the fight and did nothing else but offer token resistance.
After the first six minutes of the fight, all the rounds looked the same. Martin Rogers of Yahoo! Sports said that “the fight generated as much excitement as a late-night infomercial.”
Sadly, we all know this to be true. The biggest match of the summer didn’t deliver. The press conference tussles and 24/7 verbal jabs were more exciting than the fight itself.
But as earlier reported, whoever won last Sunday's fight is obligated to go against Manny Pacquiao. So now that Mayweather actually did win, perhaps it's safe to imagine what could be if Mayweather actually went up against the Pacman.
Pacquiao stands in the red corner with his blazing red trunks, banging his gloves while waiting for the bell. Mayweather stands in the blue corner with a sheepish smile on his face. The bell rings and the fight to determine the best fighter of our generation is under way.
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WORDS BY: CARLO PAMINTUAN
ILLUSTRATION BY: MIKEY AGULTO