Golden Boy CEO Richard Schaefer tells the Los Angeles Times that Floyd Mayweather Jr. is willing and ready to fight Shane Mosley, which could take place on May 1 in Las Vegas.
Schaefer said Mayweather is willing to fight Mosley, a pairing that will conclude years of jawing between the two gifted foes that have long been near the top of the world's top pound-for-pound lists. Mosley is currently a world welterweight champion.
"At 147 pounds, the man to beat is 'Sugar' Shane Mosley," Schaefer said. "Floyd will take that fight, and will shut up all those who are saying he's a coward."
Given where we're at -- with Mayweather-Pacquiao dead as crunk -- Mayweather-Mosley is a brilliant fight and one you can't argue with, especially considering Mosley would have to get by the young, talented, and unbeaten Andre Berto on January 30 just to make this fight happen.
No word on what would happen if Berto beats Mosley, since Schaefer doesn't promote Berto and they could hardly make any statements on that, but I'm sure Lou DiBella would do it. The money would be way too good.
Right now, Golden Boy tentatively has Juan Manuel Marquez slated to return on May 1, and last word is they're looking at Michael Katsidis for that date, or a Marquez-Juan Diaz rematch. If Marquez is OK with not headlining, Golden Boy could really get away with putting Mayweather-Mosley, Marquez-Katsidis/Diaz and some prospect fights on a PPV, and probably not spend a whole lot more on that than they did trying to put on a really good, complete show for Mayweather-Marquez in September.