Lance Pugmire of the Los Angeles Times reports that Golden Boy Promotions CEO Richard Schaefer will soon be in contact with members of Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s management, looking to make a long-awaited fight between the semi-retired pound-for-pound ex-king and his Hall of Fame-bound counterpart, Shane Mosley.
[Mosley's] beaming promoter, Richard Schaefer, hugged Mosley and whispered into his ear: "I will start having conversations with Team Mayweather tomorrow morning," Schaefer said.
[Mosley would] like to avenge a November 2007 loss to Miguel Cotto. Yet Schaefer asked, "How does Floyd Mayweather Jr. sound?" Said Mosley: "Great."
Contacted by The Times on Sunday morning, Mayweather Jr.'s manager, Leonard Ellerbe, essentially opened the negotiations this way: "Floyd is retired."
Of course he's retired, Leonard. Of course he is.
Pugmire calls it "almost stupefying" that Mayweather-Mosley never happened, but it's just one of those things. It never happened because neither of them ever wanted it so bad that they made it happen. I would bet there's a 10% chance Richard Schaefer can find a way to make this deal, but it's fun to hope. Like I said, I'd gladly pay to see Mayweather and Mosley finally lock horns, even if it's a little later than I'd have liked.
Can you imagine their fight with both at their peak?