Mosley won’t be competitive against the younger top fighters, says Atlas
By Chris Williams: Teddy Atlas of ESPN2 doesn’t see what more that 39-year-old Shane Mosley can do with his career after his non-effort in his lopsided 12 round unanimous decision loss to Manny Pacquiao. Atlas feels that the lack of effort from Mosley will prevent him from getting a big payday in the future. He does think that Mosley can stick around if he wants to fight the younger top fighters in the sport, but he doesn’t feel that Mosley will be successful at beating them.
Atlas said this about Mosley on Friday Night Fights: “I think he [Mosley] needs to retire and maybe do something else in a different dimension in boxing. After that effort, I don’t see anybody to be willing to pay him for a fight. I mean, he can be plugged in in as a stepping stone, as former champion name that you can this. This fight [Manny Pacquiao vs. Mosley] was sold on his name and it didn’t work out well. Can they do that again? I don’t see him being competitive with the young tigers, the young guns.”
For Mosley, this was his third consecutive poor fight. He lost to Floyd Mayweather Jr. by a lopsided 12 round decision last year in May, then was given what many boxing fans saw as a gift 12 round draw with Sergio Mora in his next fight last September, and now we have another poor fight from Mosley in his loss to Pacquiao. The real question is how in the world was Mosley chosen to fight Pacquiao after the two dismal efforts against Mayweather and Mora? Wasn’t the signs there that Mosley was shot? That’s incredibly said that Mosley was picked over top guys like Victor Ortiz, Sergio Martinez and Timothy Bradley after those two terrible fights.
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