I assure you that this headline is not a joke. The caption is, but not the headline.
I'm told 8/29 Mosley-Mayorga 2 is at The Forum in Inglewood, $49.95 PPV. Will be hard sell w/ SantaCruz-Mares same night on ESPN at Staples.— Dan Rafael (@danrafaelespn) July 22, 2015
ESPN's Dan Rafael reports that the August 29th rematch between Shane Mosley and Ricardo Mayorga won't just compete with Abner Mares vs. Leo Santa Cruz, it will attempt to do so with an almost $50 price tag.
This is Pickett's Charge levels of overconfidence.
Mosley (49-9-1, 39 KO) is a whopping 1-4-1 since throttling Antonio Margarito in 2009. He hasn't fought since November of 2013, when he called it quits against Anthony Mundine after six one-sided rounds. Mayorga (31-8-1, 25 KO) attempted a hilariously bizarre MMA "career" after losing to Miguel Cotto in 2011. He returned to the squared circle last year, beating Allen Medina (9-23-1) and Andrik Saralegui (7-1) at 172 and 173 pounds, respectively.
So we've got two guys who aren't so much washed up as mercilessly pummeled by the unyielding fists of age, one of whom is almost twenty pounds above the junior middleweight limit, and they're not only trying to sell it, they're trying to do so at $50.
Look, I hail from an MMA website. You can't throw a rock without hitting an overpriced pay-per-view in MMA Land. I, myself, even purchased UFC 177. But this is some next-level stuff right here.