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Mosley-Mayweather announcement is coming

Months after the two of them got together in the ring for a semi-staged-feeling argument that had Max Kellerman making bug eyes, it looks like my prediction that this would be next for Floyd is coming true. Kevin Iole of Yahoo! Sports says that an official announcement for a May 1 fight between Shane Mosley and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is imminent.

Iole learned from Golden Boy's Richard Schaefer that all the details are ironed out and now we just play the waiting game to make it the real deal. Schaefer says that he hopes to have an announcement in the next few days. Richard's history is such that when he says that, you can expect something very quickly. I wouldn't doubt that tomorrow we'll know 100% for sure.

Mosley, who has admitted to taking EPO and "The Cream" and "The Clear" for a 2003 fight with Oscar de la Hoya, has agreed to Olympic-level blood testing, which ended the negotiations between Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao a short while ago. Mosley said during all of that that he'd take whatever tests anyone wanted, as he positioned himself wisely to fill in for Pacquiao should that fight fall apart. When his January 30 bout with Andre Berto was canceled, it gave him even more leverage.

This was a no-brainer. Both are working with Golden Boy, both want the big paydays. This is the biggest fight there is in the welterweight division outside of Pacquiao-Mayweather. Mosley-Mayweather has been a fight on the minds of the boxing public for 10 years now, and while you can say it's happening too late, they're still two of the very best fighters on the planet, and present unique challenges for one another that nobody else really brings.

Honestly, I hate that Floyd-Manny went down the drain (for now) as much as anyone does, but you couldn't really ask for better "replacement" fights than Mosley-Mayweather and Pacquiao-Clottey.

Mosley and Mayweather will meet at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

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