THREE REASONS NOT TO BE EXCITED
1. MOSLEY’S LAST TWO FIGHTS
Bob Arum says the boxing business is about entertainment, which is a reasonable assertion. And this fight probably will be entertaining as long as it lasts because of the fighters’ styles. Mayweather and Mora are reluctant to engage their opponents, which is one reason Mosley didn’t look against either. Pacquiao will engage Mosley at times, which guarantees at least some action. Is that really all there is to boxing, though? What happened to the best fighting the best? Pacquiao is the best; Mosley is far from it at this point. The Mosley of old wouldn’t have been helpeless against Mayweather, as was the case when they fought. And while Mora could make anyone look bad, the Mosley of old would’ve found a way to control the fight and probably score a knockout. This isn’t the Mosley of old. This Mosley is relatively slow, his reflexes aren’t the same. He’s a good fighter but nothing special. He was selected as Pacquiao’s opponent because of his name, his marketability, not because he deserves it.
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