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No fight left in Mosley, says Pacquiao rival Floyd

By Dennis Gasgonia, abs-cbnNEWS.com

MANILA, Philippines – Floyd Mayweather Jr., Manny Pacquiao’s closest rival in terms of pound-for-pound status, believes that “Sugar” Shane Mosley has very little chance of winning over the Filipino champion.

“I don't think Shane really has too much left at 39 [years old],” Mayweather told Ben Thompson of Fighthype.com.

He claimed that Mosley may have already given his all when they fought back in April 2010.

The outspoken Mayweather beat Mosley in that fight, battling his way out from a near knockdown in the second round.

“From the outside looking in, people didn't realize how tough of a fight it was with me, but it was a tough fight for him. I think that was his last hurrah,” said the undefeated American boxer.

The 39-year-old Mosley is lined up for a May 7 fight against 32-year-old Pacquiao in Las Vegas, Nevada.

At stake in the bout is the Filipino superstar’s World Boxing Organization (WBO) welterweight crown, one of the 8 world titles he has won.

Blame game again

Mayweather, meanwhile, reiterated his claim that Pacquiao should be blamed for the failure of negotiations of their supposed superfight.

He claimed that he should have already fought Pacquiao if not for the Filipino’s refusal to undergo Olympic-style of drug testing 2 weeks before the fight.

“You gotta realize this, the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight didn't get made because Manny Pacquiao said he wanted two weeks of non-testing,” said Mayweather.

He was referring to the first round of talks sometime in January 2010 when Mayweather made his drug-testing demand.

“Everything they asked me, I agreed and what I asked them, they didn't agree,” he claimed.
Floyd Mayweather Jr.

Mayweather also denied that his camp had reopened negotiations for the fight in May 2010 with Pacquiao’s boxing promoter, Bob Arum.

The American boxer claimed that Top Rank Promotions owner Bob Arum did not get in touch with his boxing adviser, Al Haymon.

“Nobody has reached out. After the first negotiation didn't come through, nobody reached out to Al… Al Haymon is my go-to guy,” said Mayweather.

But this claim is contrary to the statement of HBO president for Sports, Ross Greenburg, who acted as the go-between for Arum and Haymon.

“I had been negotiating with a representative from each side since May 2nd, carefully trying to put the fight together,” Greenburg said in a statement.

“Hopefully, someday this fight will happen. Sports fans deserve it.”

No problem with tests

Pacquiao, for his part, has already made it clear he has no qualm in undergoing tests. He said what he’s opposed to is having him to give blood so near the fight date.

“Sa akin walang problema kung gusto niyang lumaban. Fight kaming dalawa... pero kung medyo natakot siya -- palakasin muna niya loob niya,” Pacquiao said earlier.

(I have no problem if he really wants to fight. We should go fight… but if he’s afraid of me – then he should go build up his courage first).

Pacquiao’s Canadian adviser, Michael Koncz, said the Filipino had eventually agreed to undergo tests up to a week before the fight.

“We pretty much agreed to everything with the drug testing, just not within 7 days,” Koncz said in an HBO 24/7 documentary about Pacquiao’s preparations against Antonio Margarito



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