So here I am, first week back to school sitting in my accounting class when I get bored of Assets= Liabilities+Stockholder's Equity, so I do the obvious thing and look on BLH for some kind of entertainment from a snaggle toothed proffesor who thinks sophmores in college have somehow forgotten how to add and subtract and much my own dismay (though not to anyone who follows boxing's surprise) I see the fight announcement for a Mosely-Malinaggi title fight. Do we really have to call it that?
Honestly, here's my speal. Had Sugar Shane taken this fight instead of his Cinco de Mayo matchup with Canelo, I really wouldn't have cared. Is it a bad fight, yes this fight is a bad fight in the year 2012, 2013, and it's value is continually depreciating, but I would understand that fight had it been a little last horrah for a guy who has given so much to fans of the sport and wanted to end on a high note. Here's where things get ridiculous tho.
Go back to May, think of the way you viewed Mosley's opponent. I have always seen the magic man as a guy who had skill, no power but at the very least he's a talented fighter. Being a half sicillian kid from Newark, NJ I try and pull for the guy whenever I can. But did anyone think he deserved a title or even a shot at one at 147?
Malinaggi has made his living much like Brooklyn's other guy Zab Judah, everyone knew they were talented, we watched them put on enjoyable fights coming up and said "we'll see what they do with their shot at another big fight", and after any test they've had we've said "I guess he just didn't bring it tonight". Zab had more success then the magic man too, so just a side note but had this title been handed to Zab and Mosley said he wanted a shot, I'd still feel more comfortable that something entertaining might come from the fight, but I guess I'm not a matchmaker.
I'm one of those guys who is skeptical about every aspect of my life, I'm an arguer by nature, so when I think something is wrong or stupid or what have you I let it be known, and I'm sorry but a fight between a guy who is best known for getting blasted by the likes of Hatton, Cotto and Khan vs a guy who was once my hero (at 130-135) who had such a way around the ring, such tenacity, and such a combination of Boxer-Puncher in him now in his last years dosen't sound too appealing.
To me this fight is worse than any fight I've seen announced in a decade. If Felix Trinidad was asked to comment on this fight he'd say "It's completely worthless, no one wants to watch this oh and Oscar, I'm calling you out lets give the world what they want to see."
I guess I'm really just venting my annoyance, maybe I'm being to harsh but you hate to see this kind of thing happen, and to be honest I have no clue how the WBA is not infuriated right now, cue a Dan Rafael #wbaisdigusting twitter post, the WBC can have a vacation from criticism for the time being. Am I being too harsh?