Saturday, February 13, 2010
Mosley vs Pacquiao is the real fight
As far as marketability a Manny Pacquiao vs. Floyd Mayweather Jr fight would probably make more sense. It would probably generate more PPV buys, and it would probably make the HBO 24/7 episodes a little more interesting, but the real fight would be Pacquiao vs. Mosley.
Mayweather Jr vs. Pacquiao would more than likely not be a fans fight. There would be a pursuing Pacquiao against a defensive countering Floyd Mayweather. If Manny and "Sugar" Shane ever mixed it up, both guys would be coming at one another, and both guys would be throwing bombs.
A Mosley vs. Pacquiao fight is a much more exciting fight. It lacks the good guy vs. bad guy feel, because both guys are good fellas. A Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight definitely has the good guy vs. bad guy feel, but lacks the excitement in the ring. If Mosley can get by Mayweather, and Pacquiao gets by Clottey, it is very likely that the two will meet in the ring next.
If Floyd gets defeated by Mosley I am guessing that he will be thinking hard about tossing 40 million dollars aside over some blood test demands. There are not a lot of times in a man's life when he is offered the opportunity to put 40 million dollars in the bank. The window may very well have opened up and closed on that opportunity.
So even though a Pacquiao vs. Mosley fight wouldn't make the same PPV buys as a Mayweather fight would, it certainly has the makings of a much more exciting fight.
Author: Brad Cooney