Shane Mosley, Max Kellerman, Mayweather vs Marquez Boxing Q&A
Fans who saw Mosley call out Mayweather wanted to know whether a Mayweather-Mosley fight is possible, or if Mayweather will next fight Manny Pacquiao or Miguel Cotto. I also answer questions about just how dominant Mayweather was in his victory over Marquez in the new boxing twitter mailbag below.
MMAUSA: What did you think of Max Kellerman's post-fight interview with Floyd Mayweather and Shane Mosley?
I didn't like it. Kellerman is a consummate professional who's usually extremely well prepared, but he clearly wasn't prepared for his post-fight interview with Mayweather turning into a confrontation with Mosley. Kellerman looked hapless as Mayweather and Mosley jawed at each other, and when Mayweather ripped Kellerman by saying, "Let me talk -- you do too much talking" Kellerman came across as feeble by throwing it back to Jim Lampley.
I also didn't like Kellerman's decision to answer a subsequent question from Lampley about what kind of chance Pacquiao would have against Mayweather by saying, "Before I even answer that, I just want to address Floyd's behavior. It seems to me that in certain ways he can't get out of his own way. I'm friendlier in my disposition to Floyd than most in the media because I enjoy pure boxers and he's an all-time great pure boxer. And yet he seems to feel persecuted by even me, who really enjoys his craft."
Kellerman was so defensive that he never did get around to offering viewers his analysis of how Pacquiao would do against Mayweather, and that's a shame. Kellerman is one of the best boxing analysts around, and I wanted to hear him analyze boxing. Instead I heard him conduct a weak interview with Mayweather followed by an even weaker justification of that interview.
OrangeChuck: I was at Pacman/Hitman & it seemed to me the GoldenBoy people were trying to get Mosley with Mayweather Jr. or Pacman.
I agree with you -- Golden Boy Promotions really wants to put Mosley in a superfight. I'd prefer to see Mayweather fight the Pacquiao-Cotto winner, but I think there's a real chance that Golden Boy will put together the right financial offer and get Mayweather in the ring with Mosley.
TodjAE Yo -- Thanks for the tweet-by-tweet. #FAWEsome, man. JUST #FAWEsome.
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These were two of several comments from people saying they enjoyed the live tweet. It's always good to hear. Thanks for following. I enjoyed doing it every bit as much as you enjoyed reading it.
jakesikora: Does HBO still replay their PPV fights later? I haven't had HBO in a while but hope they still do
Yes. Mayweather-Marquez will air on HBO on Saturday night, along with live coverage of Vitali Klitschko vs. Cristobal Arreola.
shesaidshewas18: Do you think Floyd can beat Pacquiao?
Yes. Prior to Saturday night I would have picked Pacquiao to beat Mayweather. Now I'm leaning toward picking Mayweather. It would be a great, great fight, though, featuring the two best boxers in the world, in their primes. I sure hope we get to see it.
ushneb: Pacquiao will fight Mayweather for 5 rnds. Mayweather will become really good friends with the mat.
You might be right. If there's anyone with the combination of speed, aggression and punching power to chop Mayweather down, it's Pacquiao. Mayweather has never fought anyone who can attack him the way Pacquiao can, but Pacquiao has never fought anyone with Mayweather's defensive skills.
TONYTALIBAN: When Floyd can finish a boxing match against an opponent we've heard of, I'll be impressed.
If you weren't impressed by Mayweather Saturday night, I guess we'll just have to agree to disagree. Sure, I'd love to see Mayweather go for the knockout, but he just won all 12 rounds against one of the best boxers in the world.
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