Some people, and you know who you are, have a dual justice system when it comes to worthy boxing matches.
If I’m not mistaken and deluded, Sugar Shane Mosley was more than qualified to share the ring with unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. only last May.
(See Manny Pacquiao: Mosley hurt Mayweather, I can destroy him.)
If I’m not mistaken or deluded, the nearly age 40 even shook Mayweather’s world and has his knobby knees a knocking with a shot in the second round.
If I’m not mistaken or deluded, Mosley lasted the 36 minute limit over 12 rounds.
But now, after Manny Pacquiao thrashed a man 17 pounds heavier and nearly five inches taller, Mosely is a decrepit piece of dog meat, certainly unworthy of a fight against Pacman.
I see then, Mayweather can pick on tiny Juan Manuel Marquez and Golden (but not Golden Boy) Oldie Mosley in succession but, once he’s outpointed them, the pair are thus DQ’d as Pacman foes.
Absurd, ridiculous and balderdash.
Here’s reasons why Mosley should get a Pacquiao payday unless Mayweather hops to and rises to his biggest challenge:
1. Because Mosley is a gentleman. I know this doesn’t usually count for much in the rough and tumble, backstabbing boxing world but Mosley has never falsely accused Pacquiao of being a drug cheater although I do understand Shane’s history may preclude such allegations, anyway.
2. Because he will be reasonably competitive at 147 pounds and it won’t be another gimmicky, catchweight bout. Would you be surprised if Manny stops him? I know I would be suitably impressed.
3. It’s Hall Of Famer Mosley’s gold watch cum retirement ceremony, his fond farewell to the ring. His divorce cut his wealth in half and his overall resume is a sparkling one.
4. Because, and this is in line with his good manners, Mosley has never mocked Freddie Roach on any front, particularly his terrible Parkinson’s illness.
5. Because, unlike the Andre Bertos of this misbegotten fight world, Mosley puts rear ends in seats and eyeballs in front of PPV TV sets. Bernard Hopkins dreams he had the drawing power his “fellow GBP VP” does.
As I say, Mosley-Pacquiao is not the steak and lobster entree we all prefer but, sometimes, you have to go off the menu.
Either that or go hungry, my friends.
I’m not saying Mosley is The Most Interesting Man in the World, by any means, but he won’t embarrass anybody.
It’s not like, in fight Pacman, he will be in with a nonengaging guy like Sergio Mora.
Oh, I forgot, when they show the clip of Mosley clipping Mayweather in that second round, it will be like Mosley-Mora never happened.