Mayweather wins by decision

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs. Shane Mosley
Referee: Kenny Bayless

Round 1
They meet in the center of the ring. Mosley and Mayweather feint into a clinch. Odd start. Mosley jabs to the body into another clinch. Mosley jabs, Floyd counters. Mosley slips and touches his gloves to the canvas but the ref correctly rules it a slip. Mosley works the body but Floyd is countering. Floyd with an overhand right. The final ten seconds see each man feint. Literally zero punches were thrown from a close distance in the final ten seconds.
10-9 Mayweather

Round 2
Mosley comes in with a jab and Floyd counters. Mosley lands a big right that shakes Floyd. Floyd ties him up and looks hurt. Mosley lands another shot and Floyd is on wobbly legs. Floyd is doing his best to clinch and survive this round. Another big shot from Mosley. Floyd is in trouble. Floyd survives the round but this was all Mosley.
10-9 Mosley

Round 3
Floyd lands a left that snaps Mosley’s head back. Left hook from Floyd as he seems a lot more motivated. Right from Floyd. Floyd forces a clinch against the ropes. Floyd misses a right and into a clinch. Floyd with a left-right that backs Mosley up. Floyd is being the aggressor and dominating this round with his boxing.
10-9 Mayweather

Round 4
Floyd aggressive again early on and lands a big right. Floyd lands another jab. Mosley goes to the body and Mayweather counters with a jab to the face. Another big right from Mayweather. Floyd has Mosley against the ropes and lands jabs and straights. Mosley has only landed two punches with 20 seconds left in the round. Mosley is trying to attack but nothing is coming from it.
10-9 Mayweather

Round 5
They get into a clinch and Mosley barrels Mayweather against the ropes. Mayweather has got his rhythm and Mosley isn’t doing much to improve his standing. Mosley is trying to recreate his second round power, looking for that big shot. Floyd with a left hook followed by a right straight. Mosley is letting Floyd outbox him right now.
10-9 Mayweather

Round 6
Floyd is continuing to be the aggressor. Floyd pops in with the jab and follows with a right and Shane clinches. Floyd comes with a big overhand right. Another right from Floyd. Floyd’s speed is becoming a big problem for Shane. Floyd with another quick right. Jab from Mayweather. Mosley is trying to break down Floyd with his jab but it’s not effective.
10-9 Mayweather

Round 7
Mosley is pawing at Floyd and throws a slow right hook to the body of Floyd. Floyd blocks it with his elbow. Mosley misses with a jab and Floyd comes back with a right that misses and turns into a clinch. Mayweather is in the center of the ring, on the attack. A right from Mayweather snaps Mosley’s head back. Mosley is slowly reverting into one-punch KO strategy. Floyd is looking really good while Shane has his mouth wide open and appears to be tiring.
10-9 Mayweather

Round 8
Shane bullies Floyd against the ropes and gets a warning from the ref. Shane talks to Floyd and Floyd is jawing right back. Very odd moment as both men talk trash to one another in the ring. Floyd lands a crisp jab and a straight right. Mosley again causes a clinch and Bayless warns Mayweather for his elbows. Mayweather lands another strong right and smiles afterwards just to add insult to injury.
10-9 Mayweather

Round 9
Mosley is trying to close the distance, seemingly aware that he needs the knockout. Mayweather is the fresher man now and Mosley is in desperation mode. Mayweather with a left-right combo. Mosley is defenseless right now as Mayweather looks great right now.
10-9 Mayweather

Round 10
Mosley is breathing heavily. Mayweather is now on the outside while Shane chases. Shane with a left hook and Mayweather blocks it. Overhand right from Mayweather. Mayweather with more activity while Mosley looks to setup the knockout shot.
10-9 Mayweather

Round 11
A lot of clinching so far this round. Mosley is throwing short, choppy punches. Mayweather is shoulder rolling away. He is proving to be too elusive for a desperate Mosley. Mayweather is countering effectively, just as he did with a desperate Ricky Hatton.
10-9 Mayweather

Round 12
Mosley attacks, causing a clinch early on but Mayweather lands a clean right off of the break. Mosley the aggressor but Mayweather counters beautifully. Mayweather with another right in the center of the ring. Mosley tries to bully Mayweather against the ropes but Mayweather is still fresh and still landing strong punches. His counters are crisp. Both men embrace after the fight and congratulate each other.
10-9 Mayweather

Inside Fights scores it 119-109 Mayweather

Official Decision: Floyd Mayweather Jr by unanimous decision 119-109, 119-109, 118-110

Larry Merchant gets into the ring and interviews Floyd. Mayweather says he turned offensive for the fans. He felt like he could have had the KO if he pushed the action earlier. He conceded that Mosley got the best of him in the second round. Merchant asks Floyd about a compromise in the Manny Pacquiao fight. Floyd praises Mosley for being a man and taking the tests. Merchant asks about the tests and Floyd lays it out clearly: If Manny takes the blood and urine tests then they have a deal. If not, then there is no fight. Floyd just wants an even playing field and feels that blood/urine tests are the only way to ensure the even playing field.

Merchant talks to Mosley. Mosley said he was too tight and only started looking for the big shots after the second round. Mosley admits he couldn’t adjust to Mayweather’s timing. Mosley is happy for the opportunity to fight tonight and hopes that Manny vs Floyd can be made. Merchant asks Mosley about his future and Mosley gives the standard “talk to my team” response.

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