Thursday, February 4, 2010

Mayweather-Mosley: Shane signs contract for May 1st bout

By Eric Thomas: The mega fight between unbeaten Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Shane Mosley is on for May 1st, at the MGM Grand, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Yahoo Sports news writer Kevin Iole is reporting that Shane Mosley has signed the contract for the fight against Mayweather on May 1st. Mosley, 38, took a flight to Las Vegas, according to Iole, and signed the contract for the fight. Once Mayweather signs the contract, a news conference is expected shortly to officially give the announcement for the Mayweather-Mosley fight. Mayweather, 32, was looking to fight World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Manny Pacquiao on March 13th, at the Dallas Cowboy stadium, in Arlington, Texas.

That Mayweather-Pacquiao fight was unable to be negotiated because Mayweather wanted Olympic style random blood tests to be taken in the weeks leading up to the fight. Pacquiao wasn’t comfortable with the blood testing because of his belief that it weakened him. However, Pacquiao did eventually agree to take the blood tests, but didn’t want to take any inside of 24 days before the fight. Mayweather wanted the random blood testing to stop at 14 days before the fight.

Should Mayweather get by Mosley on May 1st, Mayweather and Pacquiao may need to revisit the random blood testing issue if they want to negotiate for a huge mega fight in the future. If Mayweather drops the idea of blood testing, it shouldn’t be too hard to put together a fight with Pacquiao. However, it’s unlikely that Mayweather will want to back off his desire to have the random blood testing take place for a fight against Pacquiao. Mosley reportedly has no issues with taking the random blood tests for his fight against Mayweather.

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