New York, the 3rd of February 2010 [PDN]: Following the cancellation of the superfight between Mayweather and Filipino, Manny Pacquiao over drug testing stipulations, both fighters have rushed to confirm replacements fights. Pacquiao recently announced his fight will against Ghanaian Joshua Clottey at the newly constructed Cowboys Stadium in Dallas. Although it has been stated Mayweather was lining up a warm-up bout in preparation for his main target, Mosley, extremely quick negotiations between the two camps the fight will go ahead earlier than expected.
Six-time World Champion Mayweather released a statement stating: “This one is definitely for the fans as I wasn’t going to waste anyone’s time with a meaningless tune-up bout and asked to fight Shane immediately. I have said ever since I came back to the sport that I only wanted to fight the best. I think Shane is one of the best, but come May 1, he still won’t be great enough to beat me.” Mayweather currently holds and unbelievable 40-0 record in professional boxing having recently returned to the ring after an 18 month retirement from competition.
In reply to Mayweather, Mosley explained: “I have always wanted to fight Floyd and now it is finally coming true. I am already in great shape and ready to show everyone on May 1 that I am stronger, faster and better than he is. I will have no problem beating him.” The 38-year-old last fought in January of 2009 where he won a ninth-round stoppage against Antonio Margarito winning the welterweight world title for a third time. Mosley holds a slightly less impressive record of 46-5 and is a five time world champion.