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Mayweather vs. Mosley done deal for May 1

It should come as no suprise to readers that the WBA welterweight title fight between champion Shane Mosley and undefeated Floyd Mayweather Jr is a done deal.  This was second fight that Team Mayweather had been considering all along, prior to the fallout of the Pacquiao fight as well as after. 

Mosley was originally slated to face WBC champion Andre Berto in a title unification bout on January 30, but Berto withdrew due to the unfortunate circumstances surrounding family members of his involved in the Haiti earthquake disaster.  For Mosley, this has been a blessing in the making considering the fact that Mosley has been calling for this fight for years.  Money May deserves praise for signing on to fight Mosley, who himself is also a consensus top five pound for pounder and is regarded as the universally recognized welterweight champion of the world. 

This commentator has absolutely no problem with a Mayweather vs. Mosley fight. Following Mayweather's win over Marquez, I went on record stating that I wanted to see Mayweather against either Pacquiao, Mosley, or Cotto in his next fight. Pacquiao stopped Cotto in November of 2009 and is now scheduled to face former IBF welterweight champion Joshua Clottey in his next fight on March 13, so that leaves Mosley. Admittedly this is not quite on the plateau of Mayweather vs. Pacquiao, but I am still looking forward to seeing this fight in May.

Mosley hasn't fought since January of 2009, when he knocked out Antonio Margarito to win the WBA welterweight championship.  Mayweather successfully returned from a 21 month hiatus, winning a unanimous decision over Juan Manuel Marquez in his last outting in September of 2009. The title fight will take place at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, NV and will be televised on HBO PPV.



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