Leonard Ellerbe told BoxingScene.com that negotiations between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Shane Mosley have started well, and that the two dates being discussed right now are May 1 and May 8.
"We are still negotiating the Mosley fight. We are having some every good discussions which is definitely a breath of fresh air. We're looking at a couple of dates in early May. Obviously we want to allow ourselves enough time to properly promote this mega, mega fight. This is a fight that fans have been talking about for ten years. Floyd has wanted this fight for over ten years," Ellerbe told BoxingScene.com.
Knock on wood and all that, but unless one side is seriously delusional or just plain immovably stubborn, there's no excuse for this fight to not get made. The money is there (and Floyd understands this isn't a $25 million guarantee fight like Pacquiao), the interest is there, the fight is very meaningful, and as good as Mosley is, Mayweather should even be considered a strong favorite.
They're both working with Golden Boy Promotions. Richard Schaefer has represented both men in fight negotiations.
There should be absolutely nothing that stops this fight from happening.
I'll repeat: There should be absolutely nothing that stops this fight from happening.