2009 Antonio Margarito vs. Shane Mosley logo2009 Antonio Margarito vs. Shane Mosley

Mayweather-Mosley a Little Better Than Pacquiao-Clottey

LONDON, ENGLAND - MAY 22:  Boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather in his first open workout since coming out of retirement with trainer and uncle Roger Mayweather, as he prepares for his fight against Juan Manuel Marquez of Mexico, at Peacock Gym on May 22, 2009 in London, England.  The fight's due to take place on July 18, 2009 at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)
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Elmer CrisostomoCorrespondent IFebruary 5, 2010

After taking heavy criticisms for refusing to take on Pacquiao, Li'l Floyd has finally scored some points in the eyes of boxing fans by finally agreeing to fight Sugar Shane Mosley, thus staking his too precious zero-loss record and putting into jeopardy the ultimate fight with Manny Pacquiao.

A loss against Mosley, which a handful boxing afficionados are predicting, might swing the attention of the boxing world to a possible unification Welterweight clash between Pacman and Sugar possibly this July, leaving him in the sidelines perhaps for good. The risk that he has taken, however, has somehow shown that the undefeated five-time champion possesses a semblance of courage afterall.

Considering the gravity of their fight, which has been one of the most anticipated for many years now, Mosley-Mayweather bout might edge out the exhibition match between Pacquiao and Clottey in terms of pay-per-view buys.

The margin will definitely not be that glaring though as the popularity of the Filipino fighter is undoubtedly unmatched not only because of his amazing wins over bigger fighters the past few years but more importantly because of his never-say-die attitude on the ring.

But, of course, the fight that the world is dying to see is still, the recently aborted Pacquiao-Mayweather ultimate showdown. The two scheduled bouts can never replace that one single fight between the top pound-for-pound fighters in the planet.

In fact, include all the scheduled fights this year and altogether, they can never even come close in terms of magnitude, anticipation, significance, and of course, money, to the potential biggest fight of all-time.

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