Kevin Iole at Yahoo! Sports has a piece up right now on the rumored Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Shane Mosley showdown. For those thinking it'll happen on March 13, forget it, and be happy since that'll mean you won't be forced to pick between two very good (even great) fights.
Richard Schaefer says, as you might expect, that March 13 just won't work with the short timeframe available, and that he "would not want to" go against Pacquiao-Clottey that way:
"I’m going to sit down with our marketing people, and our sponsors, as well, and determine what the right time frame would be to properly promote and activate that fight," Schaefer said. "On the surface, with March 13 just around the corner, I don’t think that would be the right thing to do. If you’re going with a super mega fight like that to go against Pacquiao-Clottey. I think that would be totally wrong and I would not want to do that."
Iole believes as I do that May 1 seems the most likely date. It's been talked about recently, and even though it was being held for Juan Manuel Marquez, well, money talks. Marquez's fight will likely be against either Michael Katsidis or Juan Diaz, with Ricky Hatton looking like a darkhorse right now. None of those fights come close to Mayweather-Mosley.
Golden Boy also has the Hopkins-Jones rematch on April 17, and everyone would be loathe to put on two major boxing PPVs in one month. Even if they might want to, chances are you seriously affect one of the shows.
This will probably all work out soon so that everyone can get the proper hype train going.