Friday, March 19, 2010

GMANews Pressure now on Floyd Jr to beat Mosley

GMA News posted this article on their website. I really like it and I am going to re-post it here on my Mosley vs Mayweather blog.

Now the pressure is on Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Manny Pacquiao demolished Joshua Clottey via unanimous decision last March 13, 2010 while Mayweather must take care first "Sugar" Shane Mosley on their May 1 bout.

A Mayweather loss two months from now at the MGM Grand where Mosley’s World Boxing Association (WBA) welterweight crown will be at stake, could be very damaging.

"The people want that fight, they want to see that fight so it’s up to him," said Pacquiao, giving the crowd of more than 50,000 inside the Cowboys Stadium the reason to roar minutes after the current holder of the mythical pound-for-pound title retained his WBO title belt with a dominating performance over Joshua Clottey.

"But he should win against Mosley. If not, Mosley and I will fight."
Freddie Roach, Pacquiao’s outspoken trainer, challenged Mayweather to just concentrate on his work as a boxer and let the boxing body do its own job.

"It’s the fight the world wants to see. Me and Manny want to see it. Floyd, let the (boxing) commission do its job. You don’t run the sport. Get into the ring and fight us," he said.

And Roach believes once they make the fight, Pacquiao will show not even an excellent defensive fighter like Mayweather could withstand the Pacman’s power.
"If we get that fight, I have no doubt in my mind that Manny would break through that defense by just pounding on his shoulder until it breaks," Roach said.

"We will show how to crush that Mayweather defense and we will crush him."
Top Rank Promotions’ Bob Arum was in the same page as Roach, saying the rules of the state commission where the fight will be held should be the ones to be followed, and not by any personal demands made outside of the negotiations.

Does Mayweather feel the pressure? Or Mayweather is so confident of taking down Mosley? The clash of Welterweight Champions is on!

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