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Mosley on Mayweather-Cotto: First 4-5 Rounds Are Crucial

By Osman Rodriguez

Former three division world champion "Sugar" Shane Mosley is probably one of the best experts to give an opinion on the May 5th mega-bout between Miguel Cotto and Floyd Mayweather Jr. Mosley fought, and lost, to both boxers. Mosley lost a twelve round unanimous decision to Cotto in November 2007 and nearly three years later, in May 2010, he lost a twelve round unanimous decision to Mayweather.

Next month at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas, Mayweather (42-0, 26KOs) challenges Cotto (37-2, 30KOs) for the WBA's 154-pound title. Mosley faces WBC junior middleweight champion Saul "Canelo" Alvarez in the co-feature.

"It will be a very interesting and difficult fight for both of them. Cotto has power in his punches. He is a very strong boxer who knows how to use his punches, but his intensity seems to go down as the fight progresses. Mayweather is a fast boxer with great skills in the ring and he can be adjust in the middle of the fight," Mosley said.

"The first four or five rounds of the fight will be crucial and [those rounds] will define the rest [of the fight]. If Floyd does not take him seriously, Miguel could emerge victorious."

User Comments and Feedback (Register For Free To Comment) Comment by JK1700 on 04-16-2012

[QUOTE=GOD-FR33;12007104][B][COLOR="SeaGreen"][SIZE="3"][B]First of all, lay off Shane. Shane has earned the right to say whatever he wants.[/B] Second, I can tell by your avatar you are another bogus fan who thinks Mayweather has GOD somewhere in his name. Guess what? He…

Comment by GOD-FR33 on 04-15-2012

[B][COLOR="SeaGreen"][SIZE="3"]First of all, lay off Shane. Shane has earned the right to say whatever he wants. Second, I can tell by your avatar you are another bogus fan who thinks Mayweather has GOD somewhere in his name. Guess what? He…

Comment by JK1700 on 04-15-2012

I think it's time for Shane "My tooth hurts and I need a vacation" Mosley to retire. By saying ridiculous things like "If Floyd takes him seriously" and "it will be a very hard fight for both of them" he…

Comment by ANT_P1989 on 04-15-2012

Cotto's biggest mistake would be to try and outbox Floyd. People also seem to forget the bodywork that Mayweather puts in as well. Cotto can't just wait and pick his shots or he will be picked off like a sitting…

Comment by Mr.Smith on 04-15-2012

[QUOTE=Averiguau;12005849]Mosely is talking about his experience... before Cotto changed trainer... & training!... 9 fights before this one. Cotto has improved in many areas including keeping his intensity and not staying at ropes / being more elusive.... this is also one…

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