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Mayweather still hasn't signed to fight Mosley

Scott Christ is the managing editor of Bad Left Hook and has been covering boxing for SB Nation since 2006.

The waiting is the hardest part
Every day you see one more card
You take it on faith, you take it to the heart
The waiting is the hardest part

While Shane Mosley has signed the contract and Leonard Ellerbe and Al Haymon assured Mosley and his attorney that there was nothing left but to sign, Floyd Mayweather Jr. still has not put pen to paper on their contract to fight May 1 in Las Vegas.

Richard Schaefer, who backed Mayweather's play explicitly in the negotiations with Manny Pacquiao (serving as Floyd's agent, for all intents and purposes), has grown "frustrated" with Mayweather. From Dan Rafael:

"I am so frustrated. I wanted both guys to go down to the Super Bowl in Miami to do some promotional stuff. I don't know what Floyd is waiting for. I have no clue. I have a signed contract from Shane on my desk. I have nothing from Floyd."

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So I asked Schaefer if he was concerned that the Mosley-Mayweather fight might be in trouble?

His answer was simply, "Yes."

I asked him if he would elaborate.

"At this point, I don't know," he said. "We want to do some big PR, so this is frustrating. I read Leonard's quotes that it was agreed to and that it was just a matter of time to get it signed, but if it's all done, why isn't it signed?"

Mosley's attorney said Floyd has either gotten scared or he's decided to act "like a 7-year-old."

So, who's going to defend Mayweather here? The reason they want it signed is to get the appropriate press done. Going to the Super Bowl to do press rounds would be very big. And since Floyd appointed himself the nickname "Money," doesn't it make sense that he might want to do something that would all but guarantee he makes more of it?


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