The Reuters global sports blog
For a moment in round two it appeared the incredible was going to happen — Floyd Mayweather was going to get knocked out — but somehow he hung on and kept his unbeaten record intact with a commanding points win over Shane Mosley.
Mosley’s crushing right hand in that second round hurt Mayweather and I couldn’t help but feel if it had been Manny Pacquiao in the ring with Mayweather the fight would have been stopped shortly afterwards. Mosley just didn’t press home his advantage.
Maybe it was because he hadn’t fought in 15 months or that he was in shock at what he had done, but Mosley genuinely had Mayweather on the ropes, his legs unsteady, and that does not happen very often and when it does you need to take advantage.
Mayweather prides himself on his defence, he may be the greatest defensive boxer ever, certainly of his generation, but Pacquiao will have seen enough chinks in the American’s armour to believe he can do what no man has ever done before and knock down Mayweather.
U.S. Boxing is struggling to cope with the success of Mixed Martial Arts but could the return of a modern day great revive interest?
Floyd Mayweather Jr, 32, has apparently returned to training, his father says he will fight again and the all important money men at the television companies are teasing us with bits of information that would suggest the man who prematurely quit the ring in June will be back.