Wednesday, 14 April 2010

Mosley's Trainer Could See Mayweather Folding After Five

As the welterweight mega-fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Shane Mosley draws closer, a lot of interesting scenarios have been discussed. Mosley's trainer, Naazim Richardson, has a very interesting one. If Mosley is lucky enough to sweep the first five rounds, Richardson thinks there is a possibility that Mayweather will mentally give up.

If Mayweather loses on May 1, he does have a immediate rematch clause. Because of that clause, Richardson could see that unlikely scenario taking place. He thinks Mayweather is more concerned with the money involved in a rematch. Many would disagree. Even those who dislike Mayweather, like Top Rank CEO Bob Arum, have said the fighter is obsessed with his unbeaten record.

"We could get through five rounds of this thing up 5-0," Richardson said to the Los Angeles Times. "At that point, Mayweather may just say, ‘Forget it, I've got a rematch guaranteed. Try again next time.' "

Mayweather's uncle and trainer, Roger Mayweather, told the paper that his nephew could care less about a rematch clause. He doesn't think Richardson knows what he's talking about.

"Floyd is the most skilled … fighter in the sport," Roger Mayweather said. "He doesn't care about a rematch. That doesn't mean [anything]. [Richardson's] only saying what Shane has to do to win the fight. Bring all the pressure he wants. Floyd's more skilled, and I've been around boxing longer than [Richardson]."

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