Mandatory Eight Count - Mayweather-Mosley Hype Edition

Floyd Mayweather is ready to get the hype going for this Saturday's bout against Sugar Shane Mosley. (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Someone was wondering where all the hype for the megafight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Shane Mosley is?  Well, here's some, and there's surely more on the way.  One thing that IS interesting is that there's about 20 times as much on Floyd out there as there is on Shane, if that's telling as to who the media thinks the fans care about. 

Manny Pacquiao says there's a "big possibility" he'll face Mayweather, but may retire | ABS-CBN News

Pacquiao says that if Mayweather is victorious, there's a good chance he'll face Mayweather later this year.  This would be even if Pacquiao wins his upcoming election on May 10.  Pacquiao says the biggest impediment is that his mother wants him to retire from boxing, and that right now, he's about 50/50 on whether or not he'll retire.

Mayweather-Mosley won't be for a belt | ESPN

This has already been mentioned, but Mayweather did not pay any sanctioning fees, and thus a belt won't be on the line for Mayweather.  Guess the IRS needs to get paid more than he needs another dust collector. 

For Mayweather, the ring is a refuge | LA Times

Between an unstable family during childhood and question marks surrounding his associates and trainer, the ring is the one place where Mayweather truly feels at home, his associates say. 

Mayweather-Mosley a rarity for featuring two Americans | Washington Post

According to the Post, this is the first time since Tyson where two Americans have commanded such an iconic stature.  The writer must have forgotten about Mayweather-De La Hoya.  The author is also afraid that the state of boxing in America may suffer if there aren't more fights like this one with greater visibility. 

Judd Burstein has lost his mind with Mosley and Pacquiao lawsuits | New York Boxing Examiner

According to controversial journalist and frequent shill Michael Marley, Golden Boy's lawyer Judd Burstein has flown off the deep end.  First, he's called Pacquiao's defamation lawsuit against Floyd Mayweather "shockingly stupid" (and as a lawyer myself, I somewhat concur), but what Burstein has forgotten is that he's also prosecuting a defamation lawsuit for Shane Mosley against Victor Conte.  Considering how similar the two cases are, Burstein might be better off keeping his mouth shut. 

Emmanuel Steward expects a war | Detroit Free Press

Steward says this is better than any of the other biggest fights that could be made (such as Mayweather-Pacquiao), and that Mosley will get the best out of Mayweather by bringing him out of his comfort zone.  He thinks it will be a very close fight, but that Floyd's edge in speed may give him the decision. 

Perez-Leon to be televised | Salinas Californian

Before the pay per view card officially starts, Golden Boy will be airing the fight between Eloy Perez and Gilberto Leon for free.  Check your PPV channel, and it should show up there as long as you don't order the fight in advance.  Since it's owned by Golden Boy, expect The Ring's website to also air the fight via live webcast.  It appears that only one hour before the pay per view will be broadcasted, and not the entire untelevised undercard. 

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