12 Rounds with Shane Mosley
New feature alert: 12 Rounds, the first in a recurring series in which we spend some quality time with some of the biggest names in the fight game, then post the MP3 so you guys can hear them speak for themselves.
The first man up is the odd man out -- WBA Welterweight champ Shane Mosley.
Two and a half weeks ahead of his title unification fight against the undefeated Andre Berto, Sugar Shane maintains that neither Manny Pacquiao nor Floyd Mayweather can claim to be the best fighter in the world until one of them beats the best fighter in the welterweight division.
That would be Mosley.
And he has a point.
But that convincing win didn't set Mosley, now 38, up for a superfight with Pacquiao or Mayweather.
Naturally, he's not happy with the stubbornness that scuttled the Pacquaio-Mayweather fight and has a simple solution for two fighters he feels are avoiding him.
"If they don't want to fight each other, the next guy to fight for the big money is Shane," he said. "They're trying to wait for me to get old. I'm not getting old. I'm ready to go."
And according to the L.A. Times, Mayweather might be ready too.
But first Mosley has to deal with Berto, and to hear him discuss that bout as well as his thoughts on Mayweather, Pacquiao and Bob Arum, click the link below.